TLT continues to grow North West Legal 500 rankings

1st October 2021, 2:58 pm

TLT has continued to grow its Legal 500 rankings in the North West, with 14 practice areas ranked in the 2022 edition of the legal industry’s prestigious directory.

The rankings saw the firm’s employment practice ranked Tier 1 for the second year in a row, while teams such as restructuring and insolvency and planning and environment also moved up a tier.

A total of 13 lawyers from TLT’s Manchester office were ranked individually, with Paula Cole listed in the ‘Hall of Fame’; Alastair Lomax, Claire Graham, David Gardner, Ed Cotton, Emma Flower, Graeme Orchison, James Chadwick, Jon Hainey and Sean McCay as ‘Leading Individuals’; Matthew Forrest as ‘Next Generation Partner’; and Roisin McGlinn and Debbie Reynolds as ‘Rising Stars’.

The rankings reflect the strength of TLT’s full-service offering in the region, recognising areas including employment; banking litigation; intellectual property; IT and communications; real estate; corporate; commercial; restructuring and insolvency; pensions; planning and environment; banking and finance; commercial litigation; construction; and local government.

Graeme Orchison, partner and location head for TLT in Manchester, comments: “Since we first opened for business in the city in the Summer of 2013, we have worked extremely hard to create a team in Manchester offering a best-in class full-service in the North West. These Legal 500 rankings validate this strategy and our continued investment in the team, and reflect the high calibre of work we are doing for clients and the great people we have doing it.”

TLT is ranked in 69 submission areas across England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in the Legal 500 UK rankings 2022, with 11 lawyers listed in the ‘Hall of Fame’, 28 as ‘Leading Individuals’, 12 as ‘Next Generation Partners’ and nine as ‘Rising Stars’.

TLT 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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