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TLT's Manchester office passes 100 with senior banking hire

TLT continues to grow and invest in Manchester with the appointment of banking partner Paul Crighton. Paul's arrival sees the firm exceed 100 people in its Manchester office in the two and a half years since its launch in the city.

Previously Paul was at Addleshaw Goddard. He has extensive experience acting for a broad range of financial institutions and specialises in real estate finance, social housing finance, restructuring work in the real estate sector and general corporate lending.

Graeme Orchison, partner and head of TLT’s Manchester office said: "Paul has an excellent reputation and brings with him a wealth of experience that adds considerable value to both our local expertise and UK-wide client offering. He joins a strong and growing team that advises clients on a range of disputes including large scale regulatory investigations, high value and complex disputes and group claims.

"Throughout the last year we have continued to strengthen our presence in Manchester. This has included attracting new talent to the firm and investing in our infrastructure - particularly the move into permanent office space at 3 Hardman Square in Spinningfields where we now employ over 100 people. Hitting this key mark since launch is a great achievement in a very competitive market and shows that we offer a serious alternative that both lawyers and organisations in the North West find attractive."  

Paul is the latest partner hire for TLT in Manchester and follows the arrival of a five strong team from Millbank Edge in September. Corporate legal director, Elizabeth Delaney and associate Kelly Harvey have also recently joined the firm from DWF and Shoosmiths respectively. TLT recorded revenues of £62.5 million in 2014/15 and nationally has over 1,000 people spread across its six UK offices. 

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