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TLT continues to build UK corporate offering with HRC Law team hire

UK law firm TLT has continued to rapidly grow its corporate offering with the hire of HRC Law’s five-strong corporate team in Manchester, including partners Richard Life and Mark Traynor, associates Sherrelle Scott and William Ngan and solicitor Jennifer Kelly.

The team brings a wealth of experience advising across sectors including childcare/nursery, digital, automotive and retail & consumer goods and on corporate matters ranging from acquisitions and disposals to company governance and secretarial services.  

The HRC Law hire is part of the firm's ongoing UK-wide corporate growth ambitions. In the last eighteen months, the firm has added weight in Belfast, Glasgow and London with the hire of partners Andrew Jennings, Damien Bechelli and Patrick Somers, and legal director Kirsty Smith.    

TLT's UK head of corporate John Wood said:

"There is growing demand across the UK for the quality of work we are delivering and the arrival of the HRC Law team will bolster that further. We are all about delivering clear, constructive and solutions-focused advice for our clients. This hire means we can deliver the quality of service our clients want at the increased scale they want across the UK." 

Partners Richard Life and Mark Traynor commented:  

"TLT is an ambitious firm offering a quality and depth of legal services that our client base will benefit from. We look forward to joining the team and helping to drive TLT's continued growth by delivering the best service and outcomes for clients, and growing our practice regionally and nationally backed by the UK-wide team."

TLT's corporate clients include Boohoo, Aardman Animations, Savills, WHSmith and National Windscreens. The firm recently advised on the sale of TV production company re:production to Dentsu Aegis Network, Molson Group's acquisition of Finlay Plant and Finlay Scotland and Savills' London expansion plans including the acquisition of property services company Currell. 

About the team

Richard Life advises across a number of sectors including digital, healthcare and retail & consumer goods and is an expert in private equity and fast growth. Prior to joining HRC Law Richard was head of legal at Manchester-based fashion retailer Bench. He is returning to TLT having been an associate at the firm from 2013 – 2015.

Mark Traynor has particular experience working with businesses in the childcare/nursery and automotive sectors and is an expert in M&A, private equity and the SME market. Mark has been at HRC Law since 2013 and was previously a corporate solicitor at Brabners. 

Sherrelle Scott has a broad range of corporate transactional experience supporting businesses in sectors including digital, fashion and childcare/nursery. 

William Ngan is a chartered tax adviser and corporate law expert advising businesses on the tax aspects of business acquisitions and disposals and employee share option and share incentive arrangements. 

Jennifer Kelly advises SMEs and start-up businesses on their corporate and commercial needs across a number of sectors. 

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