TLT has strengthened its national restructuring and insolvency team with the appointment of Ainslie Benzie as legal director in Scotland.
Ainslie, who joins from Pinsent Masons, has a wealth of experience advising lenders, insolvency practitioners, corporates and their directors on all aspects of restructuring, turnaround and insolvency and has worked on numerous high profile assignments.
Ainslie joins TLT’s growing UK-wide restructuring and insolvency team, which acts on behalf of a wide range of businesses on high profile, high value instructions including lenders, retailers and leisure, food and drink operators. Her extensive experience further strengthens TLT’s offering to its financial services clients.
Ainslie’s expertise and reputation in the market is evidenced through her recognition in Chambers and Partners as an Associate to Watch, and Legal 500 as a Rising Star, having been described as “one of the most knowledgeable and commercially focused individuals within the Scottish restructuring market”.
James Forsyth, partner and head of restructuring and insolvency at TLT, says:
“Ainslie’s appointment expands our offering in Scotland and adds depth and talent to our UK team at an important time for our clients. Her experience working closely with some of our key clients will aid a seamless transition into our team and we are excited to welcome her to the firm.”
John Paul Sheridan, partner and Scotland location head at TLT, says:
“We have ambitious growth plans in Scotland and will continue to invest in the market in order to realise this, and to support our clients as they increasingly look for high quality service, cross-border support and fresh thinking from their lawyers.”
Ainlie Benzie, legal director at TLT, says:
“I’m delighted to be joining TLT and look forward to working with James and the team and supporting the firm with its growth ambitions, both in the region and nationally. It’s exciting to be joining a firm with such a clear focus and a strategy that continues to deliver against the changing needs of its clients.”