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Awards & accreditations

Our achievements are regularly recognised through industry awards and accreditations, with many based on client recommendation and recognition.

Our work and client service

The Times Best Law Firms 2021

We have been recognised for banking & finance, commercial property, company & commercial, energy & renewables, insolvency & restructuring, commercial dispute resolution and employment in The Times Best Law Firms 2021.

Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards 2021

TLT has been highly commended in the Best Law Firm category at the Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards 2021, in recognition of the firm’s significant work to help shape the future of the mortgage industry. 

Legal 500 2021

TLT has been ranked in 58 submission areas across England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in the Legal 500 UK rankings 2021 – an independent guide to the legal sector.

Chambers UK 2021

77 TLT lawyers have been ranked as leaders in their field in Chambers UK 2021. 

Car Finance Awards 2020

TLT has been named ‘Best Law Firm’ at Credit Strategy's Car Finance Awards for a third consecutive year, in recognition of our leading position in the market. 

Women in Law Awards 2020 

Sarah Green, an associate in TLT’s family team, has won ‘Outstanding Returner of the Year’ at the inaugural Women in Law Awards 2020. Siân Ashton, a partner in our FutureLaw team, was also shortlisted for the ‘Innovator of the Year’ award.

Scottish Legal Awards 2020

We won Real Estate Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020, and were also shortlisted for Firm of the Year.

Legal Business Awards 2020

TLT's former managing partner, David Pester, has been highly commended in the Management Partner of the Year category of the 2020 Legal Business Awards. 

TLT ranked top 15 firm for India business law

TLT has once again been recognised as a leading firm by India Business Law Journal (IBLJ).

Go:Tech Awards 2019

Our UK-wide corporate team was named 'Tech Dealmaker of the Year' at the UK's leading tech awards, recognising the excellent quality of work delivered by the team across many notable digital projects. 

Car Finance Awards 2019

We were awarded 'Best Law Firm' at Credit Strategy's Car Finance Awards 2019 for a second consecutive year, in recognition of our leading position in the market and the quality of our team.

British Legal Awards 2018

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team was highly commended for its role in a high profile £1.145bn debt recovery action for 13 Indian banks against Indian businessman, Dr. Vijay Mallya and associated companies.

Mortgage Finance Gazette 2018 Awards

We won 'Best Law Firm' at the Mortgage Finance Gazette 2018 Awards. 

Legal Business Awards 2018

We were nominated in 'Energy Team of the Year', 'Technology Team of the Year' and received a Highly commended in the 'National Firm of the Year' category. 

National Franchised Dealers Association Industry Partner Award 2018

We won the Industry Partner Award for helping the NFDA and its members in the motor industry to prepare for the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018

We were shortlisted in the 'AI Innovation' category for our LegalSifter product.

The Lawyer Awards 2018

TLT shortlisted for AI Innovation for our LegalSifter product.

South West Dealmakers Awards 2018

These awards recognise talent and achievement in the South West's professional services sector.

TLT named Corporate Law Firm of the Year. Associate James Webb named 'Young Dealmaker of the Year' and our work on the sale of Stirling Dynamics to Assystem Technologies won 'Deal of the Year' (under £15m).

Scottish Paralegal Association Awards 2018

TLT's Louise Gould named 'Paralegal of the Year'.

Our business 

Cyber Essentials Plus

In 2017 TLT achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks. 

Diversity & inclusion

Social Mobility Index

TLT has been ranked in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2020, the leading authority on employer best practice, demonstrating the firm’s continued commitment to social mobility. 

Diversity Mark NI

TLT has been awarded with a bronze accreditation from Diversity Mark NI, in recognition of the firm’s commitment to diversity & inclusion. (2020)

Legal Island NI Equality and Diversity Awards 2020

TLT was noted as highly commended in the ‘Best Gender Initiative’ category at the Legal Island NI Equality and Diversity Awards. The award recognised the work of the firm’s Women’s Network in empowering female employees to achieve their full potential, with the aim of achieving gender diversity at all levels of the firm.

Disability Confident Leader

TLT was accredited with Disability Confident Leader status as part of a Government initiative to help businesses remove barriers to employing and doing business with disabled people. (2018)

As a place to work

People in Law

In 2020 we were shortlisted for the Excellence in Talent Management and Learning & Development, and Senior HR Ally awards.

Legal Cheek survey

In its survey of over 2,000 trainees and associates at leading UK law firms, TLT was ranked as one of the top firms for its training programme, quality of work, peer support, partner approachability and work/life balance.

Investors in People

Accredited with the Investors in People Silver standard, which is awarded to only 2.8% of Investors in People accredited organisations in the UK. TLT has been recognised as an Investor in People since 1996, acknowledging the firm's success in four areas; its commitment and focussed strategy for growth based on client needs', effective firm management, motivation of employees and a positive contribution to the local community (2017).

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