TLT’s head of real estate and future energy, Maria Connolly, has been recognised in this year’s Lawyer Hot 100 list for her outstanding contributions to the industry.

The Lawyer Hot 100 list features the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar.

In particular, The Lawyer highlights Maria’s contributions to the future energy sector, where she has worked on many of the UK’s first renewable energy projects. The list also recognises Maria’s commitments to sustainability, which have seen her continually make a positive difference in tackling climate change and establishing initiatives to achieve net zero. Internal strategies, alongside TLT’s visionary drive to create an improved energy system through broadening use of contributing technologies, show the monumental impact Maria has had on both the firm and its clients.

As well as advising some of the biggest names in the future energy sector, Maria manages over 200 people and takes a proactive role in mentoring – a passion of hers. She is a founding member of and mentor for the Regen Entrepreneurial Women in Renewable Energy programme, a member of the Hawthorn Club (which promotes the appointment of women to senior positions within energy) and has been appointed to the City of London Law Society Energy Committee.

Maria commented: “It’s an honour to see my name included in this year’s Hot 100 list alongside so many other talented lawyers. I started my legal journey at TLT as a trainee, a firm which has long supported my passion for sustainability, as well as my drive to progress the future of energy in the UK. My team is comprised of some of the most driven and ambitious individuals in the legal sector and I’m incredibly grateful for their continued support throughout 2022, which has seen us work on some of some of the most pioneering projects in future energy. I’m looking forward to continuing our work together, positioning TLT as the firm “for what comes next”.”

Date published

23 January 2023



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