TLT announces ten partner promotions for 2023

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27th Apr 2023

  • TLT has promoted ten colleagues to partner, affirming the law firm’s performance in progressing female talent with women accounting for 66% of partner promotions in the last three years.
  • In Northern Ireland, the firm has promoted four associates.


Six colleagues from the firm’s commercial services group were promoted to partner, including Ayla Skene from the international trade team 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.


In TLT’s Belfast office, Nichola Coghlan form the firm’s banking team was promoted from senior associate to managing associate, whilst Orla Kennedy, Niamh McDermott and Patrick McGirr from the financial services disputes and investigations team were promoted from associates to senior associate level.


Commenting on the firm’s commitment to supporting its people, partner and Belfast location head Katharine Kimber 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.


“The latest round of promotions also demonstrates our strengths and successes  in our Northern Ireland teams, allowing us to deliver a best-in-class service to our clients.  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. Congratulations to Nichola, Orla, Niamh and Patrick, as well as all other recently promoted.”


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.