UK law firm TLT has strengthened its national banking and finance offering with the appointment of Nichola Coghlan as associate in Northern Ireland (NI).

Nichola, who joins from Tughans, brings a wealth of experience in secured and unsecured lending, corporate finance, refinance, restructuring, securitisations, invoice and trade finance and banking.

Her appointment adds to TLT's strong relationships with a wide variety of borrower and lender clients, including local, national and international banks, funds, corporate entities, public sector bodies, and private individuals.

Nichola previously completed seven-month in-house secondment with Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, adding another layer of experience from which TLT can draw and develop a deeper understanding of its clients.

TLT has also welcomed two newly qualified trainee solicitors in NI, with Rebecca Kinley joining the litigation team and Lauren Connor joining the firm’s real estate group. Both trained with the firm.

Richard Houliston, banking partner at TLT, comments:

“We have a strong proposition in the NI market in the real estate, public sector, clean energy and financial services sectors. The addition of Nichola, Rebecca and Lauren into these teams further enhances our offering in these sectors and allows us to deliver high quality, cross-border support to our clients.

“Nichola joins with a strong track record in banking and finance and with an excellent reputation for client service and delivery. I’m excited to welcome such a driven and ambitious lawyer to our team.”

Katharine Kimber, partner and head of NI at TLT, says:

“The firm has seen a record turnover this year following a decade of rapid growth. We have launched an ambitious four-year strategy which provides a platform for further growth and investment in Northern Ireland as well as nationally.

“Banking and commercial services are key growth areas for the firm in NI and we’ll be continuing to expand our teams. We are pleased to welcome Nichola to TLT and to support both Rebecca and Lauren on their qualification with the firm.”

Nichola Coghlan, associate at TLT, comments:

“I’m delighted to be joining TLT at a time of such ambitious growth and am looking forward to working with the team and our clients to drive the market forward.

“TLT’s collaborative and progressive approach is evident not just in its work with clients but also the way in which it supports its people. I’m pleased to be joining a firm which celebrates diversity, encourages equality, and pushes people to challenge convention to deliver the best outcomes for their clients.”

Date published

15 September 2021



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