TLT has appointed Richard Houliston as an associate in the firm’s growing NI Banking & Restructuring team. Richard will be based in Belfast.
Richard joins from A&L Goodbody in Belfast where he was an associate in the Banking & Financial Services team. He previously worked at UK law firm SGH Martineau in London and Birmingham. Richard is dual-qualified in Northern Ireland and England & Wales.
Richard has extensive experience advising a range of domestic and international financial institutions on all aspects of secured lending with a particular focus on bilateral and syndicated lending, acquisition finance, property finance and financial services regulation.
Richard Houliston says, "TLT is at an exciting time in its development. It has the support of a wider UK operation, but also the entrepreneurial opportunities that a high growth, new business provides. There's a real opportunity to help grow and develop the practice here in Northern Ireland, working with domestic banks and international financial institutions which have dealings in Northern Ireland."
Richard McBride, banking and asset finance partner at TLT, says, "Richard joins an ambitious team, committed to continued growth in the NI market. His arrival helps us build our banking & finance practice and support the increasing number of transactions we are seeing that have a multi-jurisdictional element across England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The firm starting operating from Belfast in 2012 to offer litigation support to their UK clients transacting in Northern Ireland. Since then it has grown in number from 5 to over 50. It has also expanded the service it offers businesses in Northern Ireland to include real estate, banking & finance, renewables and pensions advice. It recently moved into a 6533 sq ft of new space in Montgomery House, Belfast to support the rapid growth of the office.