TLT has taken home the top prize at The Lawyer Awards 2021 having been named Law Firm of the Year. The awards celebrate the best teams and best practice in innovation in the legal profession.
TLT was praised for its long-term reinvention and early targeting of green sector, with Catrin Griffiths, editor of The Lawyer, stating the firm was “a case study of how to move up the value chain for blue chip companies and government work alike.” Presenting the award, Griffiths also commented: “This year’s outstanding financials topped a decade of transformation, of strategic nous, sector focus and above all, client delivery.”
The win follows a series of award successes for the firm in recent weeks, including being ‘Highly Commended’ for Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards, winning Excellence in Client Care at the Scottish Legal Awards, and winning Deal of the Year and Small Deal of the Year at the South West Dealmakers Awards. The firm is also shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.
TLT’s clean energy team was also nominated by The Lawyer in recognition of the firm’s work on cutting edge projects following a standout year of activity for headline clients in the sector.
John Wood, managing partner at TLT, commented:
“Winning Law Firm of the Year is a fantastic achievement and a clear indication that our firmwide strategy is working well and that we’re continuing to deliver excellence for our clients.
“Our ongoing investment and the dedication of everyone at TLT is yielding strong growth and further enhancing our UK-wide, full-service offering for clients. It’s great to see that our progress has not gone unnoticed by the wider market – our hat-trick of nominations at all three of the legal industry’s most prestigious awards underscores TLT’s reputation as a leading UK firm and recognises the firm’s impressive progress over the last year.
“I am grateful to all of our colleagues and clients who have each contributed to this win and who are a crucial part of what comes next.”
The past year has seen the firm agree formal strategic alliances with partner firms in Holland and Belgium to strengthen international support for clients and accelerate the development of its UK offer and its wider international network. TLT’s ambitions for future growth and its strategic investment in its people, processes and technology has led to the firm’s robust financial performance, leading to an 11% increase in turnover to reach £110m in 2020/21.