YORK law firm Rollits has appointed a new solicitor.

John Ashworth, a former student at Hymers College and a University of Hull law graduate, joined Rollits as a trainee solicitor in September 2016. He has now successfully completed his training contract with the firm.

His training included a secondment to Hull 2017 City of Culture for seven months during which time he got valuable experience of legal work within the Culture and Creative Arts sector.

John will specialise in commercial dispute resolution work including disputed debt claims, property disputes and breach of contract claims.

George Coyle, dispute resolution partner at Rollits, said: “We are delighted that John has joined our highly regarded Dispute Resolution team. Over the last two years he has proved himself to be a valued member of the Rollits team and I look forward to working with him and see him develop into the top class lawyer I know he will become.”