TLT makes three partner promotions in Manchester for 2024   

27th March 2024, 6:16 pm

National law firm TLT has promoted three colleagues to partner in its Manchester office, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to progressing female talent with women accounting for all these promotions in 2024.  


Effective from 1 April 2024, TLT’s newly promoted partners in Manchester are financial services disputes and investigations lawyer Roisin Bell, Rachel Smith who specialises in all aspects of property advice for financial services clients, and planning and environment lawyer Debbie Reynolds.  


Graeme Orchison head of location in Manchester said: “Congratulations to Roisin, Rachel and Debbie who are truly talented lawyers and provide the best possible service to their clients. It’s been an outstanding year of successes and achievements for the entire team in Manchester and it’s great to see that reflected in well-deserved promotions across our sectors and service lines.” 


Elsewhere in the firm, TLT promoted two other colleagues to partner head of trusts and estates: Debbie Gale and restructuring and insolvency lawyer Ainslie Benzie.  


The promotions follow a successful year at TLT, during which the firm celebrated record £157m revenue, welcomed a considerable number of new senior hires and expanded its offering into a new location in Birmingham.  


The latest round of promotions also further cements TLT as a leader for women’s representation in senior positions, after it recently achieved 33% female partner representation and announced a new target to achieve 50% of women in partner roles by 2029.  


Sasha Butterworth, senior partner at TLT commented: In 2023, TLT has continued to establish itself as a national law firm providing market-leading legal guidance to some of the UK’s top institutions. Ensuring we are promoting the next generation of legal talent is crucial to maintain the exceptional service for which we are known for across the country. 


“I’m pleased to see promotions ranging across our sectors, service lines and locations, demonstrating our full-service and UK-wide offering. It’s also particularly encouraging to see 100% female lawyers promoted to partner this year which, alongside the individuals’ hard-word and determination, demonstrates TLT’s commitment to supporting women’s career progression. Congratulations to all those who have been promoted this year.” 



TLT also promoted male and female colleagues to more senior positions: one colleague to legal director, 22 senior associates to managing associates and 30 associates to senior associates across the firm’s offices in Glasgow, Belfast, London, Manchester, and Bristol.  


The latest round of promotions brings the total number of partners to 164.  

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