London: Corporate and commercial
TLT’s offering on both the contentious and non-contentious side was recently bolstered by the arrival in February 2016 of ‘shockingly clever’ consumer credit expert Russell Kelsall from Squire Patton Boggs. The ‘excellent’ Emily Benson is also recommended.
London: Crime, fraud and licensing
Following Julian Skeens’s arrival from Jeffrey Green Russell, TLT can now be ranked ‘among the best’ licensing practices in London. Since joining the firm, Skeens has worked with Luke Elford – another new addition to the team – on licensing leisure and retail units at the new media headquarters for Bloomberg.
Julian Skeens - TLT
London: Dispute resolution
Banking litigation: investment and retail
TLT defended Lloyds Banking Group in a claim brought by the director (and one of his associated companies) of a former customer concerning a fixed rate loan and consequential losses.
Kerry Gwyther - TLT
London: Human resources
TLT’s national practice advises employers and trustees on a wide range of pensions issues including transactions, regulatory matters and scheme governance. Key names include practice head Sasha Butterworth, James Dean and Ben Watson, who is recommended for investment mandates. WHSmith, Travelers, the trustees of the Doosan Power Systems Pension Scheme and the trustees of the Fujitsu Technology Solutions International Plan are all clients.
The ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ team at TLT has developed a strong professional negligence practice and is particularly noted for its expertise in the financial sector. It is advising Barclays Bank on a claim against a firm of valuers. Andrew Lyon and Peter Richards-Gaskin are ‘excellent’.
London: Real estate
Social housing: local authorities and registered providers
TLT is noted for its ‘highly effective and responsive service’. National practice head Paul Butterworth and Linda Convery are ‘experienced, helpful and take a strong interest in the progress of work which they are overseeing’. Also recommended are Kate Silverman, who is leading advice to the CHA Ventures/ Mulalley & Co joint venture in the £200m, 500-unit Ladderswood regeneration in Enfield; and Gillian Bastow, who is highly experienced in the sector. Andrew Shaw joined Bevan Brittan LLP.
Gillian Bastow - TLT
Linda Convery - TLT
London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
At TLT, IP specialist Nick Fenner advises Merlin Entertainments, University of Leicester and Delos Living. Other clients include BGL, which the firm advises on the management of IP related to comparethemarket.com, and WHSmith.
TLT (Manchester, Bristol)
TLT excels in franchise agreements in the Middle East and is accomplished in the automotive and retail sectors. Bill Hull and Perran Jervis are ‘very strong’, and were joined by Manchester-based franchising expert Pauline Cowie from Millbank Edge LLP in June 2015. The group is seeking to expand its international reach, as illustrated by the recent addition of WHSmith as a key client.
IT and telecoms
TLT handles high-value procurement transactions for clients including Imperial Tobacco, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, the Co-operative Group and EDF Energy. Bristol-based practice head James Touzel and Manchester-based David Gardner are recommended.
At TLT, practice head Nick Fenner has a particular focus on the technology sector. Recent highlights include advising an educational institute on a threatened patent infringement claim.
TLT’s shipping and super-yacht team is based across the London and Piraeus offices. Former department head Duncan Bateson joined Ince & Co.
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