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

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

The promotions follow a successful year at TLT, during which the firm celebrated record £157m revenue, welcomed a significant 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. 

Date published

27 March 2024

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