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Awards & accreditations

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

Our work and client service

Mortgage Finance Gazette 2018 Awards

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

Chambers UK 2018

An independent guide to the legal profession, recognises 68 of TLT's lawyers as 'leaders in their field', with 12 lawyers ranked top in band 1 and 14 lawyers newly ranked at TLT for 2018. We ranked top in eight different practice areas - banking litigation, employment, information technology, licensing (regional and Scotland), professional negligence, restructuring/insolvency and social housing.

Legal 500 UK 2017

An independent guide recognises TLT as a top-tier law firm in 13 different practice areas, and recommended in 44 other areas, reflecting the firm's breadth and depth of expertise.

Legal Week Best Legal Advisers report 2016/17

Legal Week Best Legal Advisers report 2016/17 recognises TLT as one of the top five firms for:

  • quality of legal advice;
  • quality of service delivery;
  • communication and responsiveness;
  • commercial approach & understanding of a client's business;
  • value for money; and
  • billing practice / transparency.

The report is based on the views of 761 global general counsel, senior in-house counsel and others responsible for commissioning legal services including legal directors, chief legal officers, CEOs and managing directors.

Managing Partners' Forum Awards

Held in association with Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times, shortlisted for 'best use of systems to enhance the client experience'. (2014)

We were also shortlisted for 'best community engagement'. (2014)

Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers Report

Highly commended for 'client service' for the firm's competition advice to the automotive retail sector. (2013)

Legal Week's Client Satisfaction Report

Based on the opinions of senior heads of legal at major UK, European and Asian companies:

  • Ranked in the top five national law firms for client service. (2013)
  • Ranked first of all the UK top 100 law firms for client service. (2012)

The IFT Awards 2016

We were shortlisted as the Institute for Turnaround Advisers of the Year at the IFT Awards 2016, for the Turnaround of Exception. This was down to the team's ability to overcome several issues including two financial restructurings.

SHIFT Awards 2016

We were awarded the 'best sustainability project proposal' at the SHIFT Awards 2016. This was in collaboration with City of Westminster, University of Oxford and Future Climate, the UK’s leading organisation working on energy issues.

The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2016

These industry leading awards celebrate excellence and innovation in legal market business services. TLT have been shortlisted in the category of best new legal product for 2016 for TLT Engage - an outsourcing solution for in-house legal teams.

The Lawyer and Clean Energy Pipeline Report 2016

In this market report, TLT were ranked in the top five law firms for European M&A deal activity. The firm also ranked seventh regarding European project deals. These rankings highlight TLT's success and dedication within the Energy and Renewable sector.

South West Dealmakers Awards 2016

These awards recognise talent and achievement in the South West's professional services sector. TLT was shortlisted for Corporate Law Firm of the Year.

Experian Corpfin League Tables & Regional Reports

Our corporate team was the most active legal advisor in the South West (first half of 2014).

South West Business Insider Dealmakers Awards 

Peter Naylor named ‘Young Dealmaker of the Year’ for his involvement in deals including the multi-million pound sale of Coldharbour Systems to Civica and Downing LLP's investment in the Goonhilly Earth Station. (2014)

Bristol Law Society Awards

David Woodward received the President's Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution at a local and national level, acknowledging his career developing legislative and practice standards to resolve family disputes in a non-confrontational and constructive way in 2013. In 2016 Terri Anson-Dean was shortlisted for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year for her work providing assistance to distressed family clients and mentoring trainees.

Our business

Achieved ISO 27001

Certification for information security management, the international standard for information security. (2014)

Cyber Essentials

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

FT Innovative Lawyers report

The annual FT Innovative Lawyers report recognised TLT ReSource as a 'Standout' innovation in the strategic resourcing category. (2015)

Legal Business Awards

Annual awards that recognise excellence in the legal profession.

  • Shortlisted for 'national/regional firm of the year'. (2015)
  • Shortlisted for 'firm of the year'. (2014)
  • Shortlisted for 'managing partner of the year'. (2014)
  • Won 'firm of the year'. (2013)
  • Shortlisted for 'national/regional firm of the year'. (2011)
  • Bristol Law Society Awards –named 'law firm of the year'. (2011)
  • Managing Partners' Forum Awards: Won 'best managed national firm'. (2013)

Information Technology Report

The legal publication's annual report is based on a survey of 4,988 employees at top 100 law firms in the UK or top 20 international firms in London on perceptions of how effective their firm's IT offering is, ranked tenth out of top 100 firms. (2011)

Diversity & inclusion

The Law Society Excellence Awards

Winner of the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion award. The award recognises our innovative and dynamic approach to accessibility for all staff and clients, and our commitment to sharing our experiences with other firms. (2014)

World Of Work, Employment & Disability Awards

Winning the large employer award for our work in developing an Enabled Employees programme. The awards are issued by Action on Disability & Work UK, a national charity that works with employers and individuals to ensure that employment is accessible to everyone. (2014)

Managing Partners' Forum Awards

Shortlisted for 'best social mobility programme'. (2014)

Royal Association of Deaf People

Nominated by the Royal Association of Deaf People for Signature's Organisation Achievement Award Signature is a national charity that aims to improve communication for D/deaf people. (2014)

Deaf Law Quality Mark

The first UK law firm to receive the 'Deaf Law Quality Mark' accreditation from the Royal Association for Deaf People's Deaf Law Centre. (2013)

As a place to work

Legal Cheek survey

Junior solicitors ranked TLT's trainee programme one of the best for quality of work according to website Legal Cheek, which surveyed 1500 trainees and junior solicitors at the 60 leading law firms in England & Wales. (2017)

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).

Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers Report

Commended in the strategy category for an employee development programme for associates. (2011)

LC.N Training & Recruitment Awards

These awards recognise the best recruiters and trainers among law firms, based on a large survey of over 2,500 trainee and newly qualified solicitors. Shortlisted for 'best trainer' (2016), 'best work placement scheme' (2015) and 'best recruiter'. (2011)

Legal Week Employee Satisfaction Report

The legal publication's annual report is compiled from an independent survey of over 5,200 qualified non-partner solicitors at 70 of the top 100 UK law firms, as well as assistants and associates at the largest international law firms headquartered in London. Ranked 2nd overall in the survey in terms of meeting its employees' needs and ranked first in the 'career and development' category. (2012)

Sunday Times' Best Companies to Work For'

The national newspaper's annual survey of leading companies is complied from research into employee engagement and satisfaction. It recognises organisations that invest in the wellbeing and motivation of their employees. Named a 'first class' employer by Best Companies Limited, the company which carries out the research for The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list. (2011)

The Lawyer Workplace and Diversity Awards

The awards recognise firms with outstanding records in retaining and rewarding their talent and are judged by a panel of experts within the field of HR.

  • Won 'excellence in talent management and retention'. (2012)
  • Won 'HR team of the year'. (2012)
  • Shortlisted for 'innovation in talent management and retention'. (2011)

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