TLT has hired Jon Hainey, immediate past president of Manchester Law Society and a 'Leading individual' in the industry's independent 'Legal 500' listings, as a partner in its commercial services group.
Hainey, who joins TLT's growing Manchester office from DWF, has considerable experience working with public and private sector organisations on a full range of dispute resolution and contentious insolvency issues. His expertise includes contract disputes, shareholder disputes, procurement challenges, judicial review and public law challenges, professional negligence claims and director disqualification.
Hainey will work closely with TLT's national commercial services group and banking and restructuring group, whose clients include major UK corporates and fast-growing businesses.
James Forsyth, banking and restructuring partner at TLT in Manchester, says: "Jon is a true leader in his field and a valuable addition to our team. There was a real synergy between his experience and the clients and growth opportunities at TLT. His wide range of expertise will further complement our services and help to support our clients."
Graeme Orchison, Manchester office head at TLT, adds: "We are delighted to welcome Jon as a partner in our Manchester office. The growth in the office is testament to the best-in-field talent that we continue to attract, and the excellent quality of work done by the team."
Hainey comments: "TLT is one of the leading commercial outfits in the market and I am looking forward to working with such a talented and ambitious team. The opportunity to work on major projects, and particularly public sector work, was a big draw and I am looking forward to bringing my extensive experience and expertise to the UK team."
Hainey's appointment is the second lateral hire in TLT's Manchester office this year, after Paula Cole joined TLT's employment team in February from Squire Patton Boggs.
TLT has 24 partners in Manchester and more than 100 partners nationally based across Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Manchester.