TLT announces ten partner promotions for 2023

Left to Right: top row - Steve Walpole, Catherine Turtle, Alexandra Holsgrove Jones, Vanessa Cooper, 2nd row - Thomas Ward, Louisa Williams, James Wilson, Ayla Skene, 3rd row - Alanna Tregear and Chantal Peters.

TLT has promoted ten colleagues to partner, including one in the firm’s Glasgow office, affirming the law firm’s performance in progressing female talent with women accounting for 66% of partner promotions in the last three years.

Six colleagues from the firm’s commercial services group were promoted to partner, including Ayla Skene in the international trade team – based in TLT’s Glasgow office – and Vanessa Cooper from the general commercial team, Catherine Turtle, James Wilson from the public inquiries and public law team, Louisa Williams from the data, tech and IP team and Thomas Ward in the firm’s restructuring and insolvency team. Also included in this year’s promotions list were Chantal Peters and Steve Walpole from the financial services disputes and investigations team within the banking and lender services group based in the firm’s Manchester-based office, as well as Alanna Tregear from the same team and Alexandra Holsgrove Jones as TLT’s first knowledge partner in the real estate group.

Commenting on the firm’s commitment to supporting its people, partner and Scotland location head John Paul Sheridan said: “I’m pleased that we can celebrate the success of our talented colleagues across the firm. I’m particularly pleased to note the gender split in this latest round of promotions which demonstrates our efforts to improve diversity in our partner group.

“Ayla is an integral senior member of the international trade team and the contribution which she has made in helping build our growing the team means this promotion is very well-deserved. Her promotion also demonstrates the firm’s commitment to investing in our Scottish offices and  the diversity of national and international legal services that can be provided from Scotland. We are all delighted to welcome Ayla to the partnership. Congratulations Ayla.

“It’s been an exciting year for our team in Scotland, having moved into our new home in Cadworks and won Scottish Law Firm of the Year in 2022. We’re an ambitious firm with exciting plans for our clients and our people. Investing in our colleague’s success and professional development forms part of those plans.”

The promotions follow a successful year at TLT, during which the firm celebrated record £144m revenue following the first year of a new strategy for 2025 aiming to drive robust financial growth by increasing resources, developing the firm’s reach locally, nationally and internationally, and using the latest integrated technology, whilst delivering a progressive workplace agenda, with market leading sustainability. 

The latest round of promotions brings the total number of partners to 159.

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