Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT was recognised in two categories at the Bristol Law Society annual awards, which took place at an in-person event in the city last night.

Head of TLT’s national real estate practice and sector lead for the firm’s cross-discipline future energy team, Maria Connolly, took away first prize in the competitive Lawyer of the Year category, whilst the firm was also highly commended for the Sustainable Business of the Year award.

The awards ceremony, which was attended by some of the most talented legal professionals in the region, recognise the achievements and excellence of law firms, in-house legal teams and others working in the Southwest. It’s an opportunity to acknowledge the Southwest as a centre of excellence when it comes to the practice of law.

Maria’s dedication to bringing TLT’s first sustainability strategy and the outstanding work she has delivered throughout her career in terms of advancing significant renewable projects across the UK resulted in her topping the category. Her commitments to investing in the learning and development of others, as well as her work with local communities and her efforts to position Bristol as a centre of excellence were highly recognised by the judges.

In addition, the firm’s sustainability efforts, which have significantly contributed to the region’s net zero targets, were also commended at the awards demonstrating TLT’s position as a pioneer in social environmental responsibility.

Maria Connolly, head of real estate and future energy at TLT commented: “It’s an honour to be recognised at the Bristol Law Society Awards. It has been a privilege to lead the firm’s sustainability strategy and I look forward to continue engaging with lawyers in the future energy sector. This award reflects the continued ambition of the firm and my colleagues at TLT as our strategy ensures our wider ESG commitment is at the forefront of all decision making. We will continue to take positive and sustainable action that makes a difference in the region.”

Date published

04 November 2022

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