UK law firm TLT has been nominated for two awards at the Women, Influence & Power in Law UK Awards 2023.

The firm was shortlisted for the Retaining Female Talent Award and Maria Connolly, head of future energy and real estate, was nominated for the ESG Initiative of the Year Award.  

The WIPL Awards, hosted by prestigious legal trade publication, honour the top female lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession in the last year.  

TLT was recognised for the firm’s commitment to the careers of female employees exemplified by the introduction of initiatives to retain female talent, including the launch of TLT World – a fully flexible approach to working – and generous changes to their family leave provision, which included the introduction of a ‘ramp up, ramp down’ programme for expectant and returning parents. Since delivering these interventions, TLT has achieved outstanding results in accelerating the firm towards achieving its target of 33% female partners by 2025.  

In addition, Maria was singled out for the ESG Initiative of the Year Award for her outstanding achievements in positioning TLT as a leading adviser in the future energy market, whilst setting a “gold standard” for businesses wanting to achieve net zero. Working with Carbon Intelligence, Maria, alongside TLT’s dedicated sustainability team, developed a rigorous net zero plan, which saw the firm outline ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets, validated by SBTi in August 2022. Maria committed to reducing TLT’s emissions as opposed to offsetting them, which wouldn’t have addressed the climate crisis.  

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place on 8th March at the Royal Garden Hotel.  

Date published

09 January 2023


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