TLT’s strength highlighted by Legal 500 rankings

01/10/2021
John Paul Sheridan, partner and Scotland location head at TLT

TLT has been ranked in nine practice areas in Scotland by the 2022 edition of the Legal 500 – a prestigious, independent guide to the legal sector. 

The Scotland licensing team, the largest in the country, has retained its Tier 1 position, recognising its efforts to support the leisure, food, and drink industry throughout the pandemic and following on from winning Excellence in Client Care at the Scottish Legal Awards 2021.

In addition, TLT grew its rankings in Scotland for corporate and commercial and clean energy, having advised on a number of high-profile deals the last year. These include advising Biffa on the acquisition of a major recycling facility and Blackfinch on the purchase of multiple wind energy sites.

Six TLT lawyers in Scotland are individually ranked, including Caroline Loudon, John Paul Sheridan and Stephen McGowan as ‘Leading Individuals’, Niall Hassard as ‘Next Generation Partner’ and Michael McDougall and newly ranked legal director Ainslie Benzie as ‘Rising Stars’.

The breadth and depth of TLT’s offering in Scotland is illustrated in its Legal 500 rankings, which include banking and finance; real estate; corporate; commercial; debt recovery; employment; clean energy; restructuring and insolvency; licensing; and professional negligence.

John Paul Sheridan, partner and location head for TLT in Scotland, comments: “The Legal 500 rankings are in part based on client feedback so it’s great to see our commitment to clients and the quality of our advice being recognised once again. 

“We are continuing to invest heavily in Scotland, having recently announced our new office in Glasgow at the remarkable Cadworks development, and having recruited ‘Rising Star’ Ainslie Benzie and Peter McGladrigan in the last year, to meet the growing needs of our clients.”

TLT is ranked in 69 submission areas across England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in the Legal 500 UK rankings 2022, with 11 lawyers listed in the ‘Hall of Fame’, 28 as ‘Leading Individuals’, 12 as ‘Next Generation Partners’ and nine as ‘Rising Stars’.

TLT reported an 11% increase in turnover to hit £110m in 2020/21 as it launched an ambitious new strategy to 2025. The four-year roadmap will see the firm continue to invest in its seven priority sectors: clean energy; digital; financial services; leisure, food & drink; public sector; real estate; and retail & consumer goods, as well as initiatives such as its FutureLaw innovation programme.

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