TLT continues to climb Chambers North West rankings

22nd October 2021, 2:35 pm

UK law firm TLT has continued the growth of its Chambers and Partners rankings in the North West, with nine practice areas ranked in the 2022 edition of the prestigious legal directory.

The 2022 rankings saw the firm’s number of ranked practice areas in the region rise from eight to nine, with TLT’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice area entering the rankings. In addition, the Litigation practice also climbed the rankings.

A total 15 lawyers from TLT’s North West office are featured in the directory, with David Gardner (Information Technology), Graeme Orchison (Intellectual Property) and Sean McCay (Construction) all ranked Band 1.

Three lawyers have seen changes to their individual rankings, with Matthew Forrest (Real Estate Litigation) rising up the rankings, and Debbie Reynolds (Planning) and John Hyde (Real Estate) both newly featured in the latest edition.

TLT’s rankings in the North West are indicative of the growth of the firm’s full-service offering in the region, with nine practice areas ranked: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation and Restructuring and Insolvency.

Graeme Orchison, partner and location head for TLT in Manchester, comments: “This latest set of Chambers rankings is indicative of the strength of our full-service offering in Manchester, providing best-in-class legal and advisory services to the North West market. We have a concrete plan for the North West as part of our firmwide strategy and will continue to invest in talent in the region to ensure we provide work of the highest quality for our clients. These investments demonstrate that we’re prioritising our clients so we’re ready for whatever comes next.”

TLT is ranked in 42 submission areas across England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in the 2022 edition of Chambers, with three submission areas rising up the rankings and five submissions newly ranked. The firm counts 79 individual lawyers in the rankings, including 14 lawyers in Band 1 for their respective practices.

The firm reported an 11% increase in turnover to hit £110m in 2020/21 as it launched an ambitious new strategy to 2025. The four-year roadmap will see the firm continue to invest in its seven priority sectors: clean energy; digital; financial services; leisure, food & drink; public sector; real estate; and retail & consumer goods, as well as initiatives such as its FutureLaw innovation programme.

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