Continued growth for TLT in Manchester with five-strong HRC Law corporate team hire
23rd July 2019, 10:32 am
UK law firm TLT is continuing to grow its Manchester office with the hire of HRC Law’s five-strong corporate team, including partners Richard Life and Mark Traynor; plus associates Sherrelle Scott and William Ngan and solicitor Jennifer Kelly.
The team brings a wealth of experience advising across a number of sectors including digital, childcare/nursery, automotive and retail & consumer goods and on a range of corporate matters from acquisitions and disposals to company governance and secretarial services.
The hire is part of TLT’s ongoing growth in Manchester and follows the recent arrival of construction partner Sean McCay and insolvency & disputes partner Claire Graham. The HRC Law team join existing TLT corporate partners Elizabeth Delaney, Andrew Needham and Ian Roberts.
Commenting on the team’s arrival, Manchester location head Graeme Orchison said: “The arrival of the HRC Law corporate team is a fantastic addition to our growing Manchester office. We now have well over 100 people in the city giving us the scale and experience to deliver a real alternative source of legal advice for North West businesses.”
TLT’s UK head of corporate John Wood said: “We have a growing reputation for corporate work in the North West and the arrival of the HRC Law team will bolster that further. We are all about providing clear, constructive and solutions-focused advice for our clients. This hire means we can deliver that at a scale that puts us shoulder to shoulder with some of the longer standing legal teams in the region.”
Partners Richard Life and Mark Traynor commented: “TLT is an ambitious firm offering a quality and depth of legal services that our client base will benefit from. We look forward to joining the team and helping to drive TLT’s continued growth in the North West by delivering the best service and outcomes for clients, and growing our practice regionally and nationally.”
Recent deals on which the firm has advised include the sale of TV production company re:production to Dentsu Aegis Network, the sale of creative agency BJL – also to Dentsu and food manufacturer Wholebake Limited’s acquisition of energy ball brand ‘Bounce’. The firm has also supported clients including K3 Capital Group, Green Hedge International, Boohoo and Superbike Factory on corporate matters.
About the team
Richard Life advises across a number of sectors including digital, healthcare and retail & consumer goods and is an expert in private equity and fast growth. Prior to joining HRC Law. Richard was head of legal at Manchester-based fashion retailer Bench. He is returning to TLT having been an associate at the firm from 2013 – 2015.
Mark Traynor has particular experience working with businesses in the automotive and childcare/nursery sectors and is an expert in M&A, private equity and the SME market. Mark has been at HRC Law since 2013 and was previously a corporate solicitor at Brabners.
Sherrelle Scott has a broad range of corporate transactional experience supporting businesses in sectors including digital, fashion and childcare/nursery.
William Ngan is a chartered tax adviser and corporate law expert advising businesses on the tax aspects of business acquisitions and disposals and employee share option and share incentive arrangements.
Jennifer Kelly advises SMEs and start-up businesses on their corporate and commercial needs across a number of sectors.