National law firm TLT has been ranked in 79 submission areas across its seven UK offices in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland in the Legal 500 UK rankings 2024 – an independent guide to the legal sector.

TLT has gained two new Tier 1 rankings in energy and banking litigation and the firm was recognised in 12 Tier 1 rankings in total, acknowledging its leading reputation additionally in corporate and commercial; employment; competition and EU law; health and safety; insolvency and corporate recovery; IT and telecoms; licensing; pensions; personal tax, trusts and probate.

The firm grew its rankings in an additional six submission areas including banking litigation (investment & retail); construction; corporate & commercial; data protection and property litigation. In addition, TLT gained new rankings in administrative and public law, immigration and power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables).

38 of TLT’s lawyers were ranked as “Leading Individuals”, including six new entries: Chantal Peters, Joanne Hennessy, Fergal Maguire, Nicola Mead-Batten, Paul Crighton and Pauline Cowie. Sixteen were named a “Next Generation Partner”, including newly ranked Ainslie Benzie, Chris Crighton, Damien Bechelli, Debbie Reynolds, Douglas Roberts, Duncan Reed, Keith Anderson, Philip Barratt and Philip Moran. Fourteen lawyers were named a “Rising Star”, with Emily Huish, Fiona Armour, Julie Nixon, Kate Ward, Katie Hill, Nick Cooper-Soderberg, Sarah Mulholland and Susannah Lopez Bernal joining the list for the first time.

A further eight of our lawyers were recognised in the top “Hall of Fame” category in the individual rankings.

Managing partner John Wood said: “Being recognised for the high quality of service we provide by the Legal 500 and our clients is incredibly important to us. These results demonstrate the strength and breadth of our offering, as well as our continued growth across the UK. We continue to invest in our people and resources in order to deliver a best-in-class service to our clients.” 

TLT revealed another year of strong financial growth in 2023, with revenue up by 9% exceeding £157m up from £144m in 2021/2022. It has also made a number of strategic lateral hires in the last twelve months to build scale in specialist sectors, which include future energy; digital; financial services; leisure, food & drink; government and public services; real estate; and retail & consumer goods. 

The announcement follows TLT’s recent win at the Legal Business Awards where the firm was crowned Law Firm of the Year. This marks the third year in a row the firm has taken away this accolade in industry awards – having been previously named Law Firm of the Year at the Lawyer Awards in 2021 and the British Legal Awards in 2022. 

Legal 500 UK is an annual guide to the UK legal sector and used by buyers of legal services. It ranks law firms and lawyers across legal specialisms and geographic regions, identifying the most highly respected legal professionals in their areas of expertise. 

Date published

06 October 2023



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