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Awards & accreditations

Investors in People

Accredited with the Investors in People Silver standard, which is awarded to only 2.8% of Investors in People accredited organisations in the UK. TLT has been recognised as an Investor in People since 1996, acknowledging the firm's success in four areas; its commitment and focussed strategy for growth based on client needs', effective firm management, motivation of employees and a positive contribution to the local community (2017).

Legal Cheek survey

In its survey of over 2,000 trainees and associates at leading UK law firms, TLT was ranked as one of the top firms for its training programme, quality of work, peer support, partner approachability and work/life balance (2017).

Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers Report

Commended in the strategy category for an employee development programme for associates (2011).

LC.N Training & Recruitment Awards

These awards recognise the best recruiters and trainers among law firms, based on a large survey of over 2,500 trainee and newly qualified solicitors. Shortlisted for 'best trainer' (2016), 'best work placement scheme' (2015) and 'best recruiter' (2011).

Legal Week Employee Satisfaction Report

The legal publication's annual report is compiled from an independent survey of over 5,200 qualified non-partner solicitors at 70 of the top 100 UK law firms, as well as assistants and associates at the largest international law firms headquartered in London. Ranked 2nd overall in the survey in terms of meeting its employees' needs and ranked first in the 'career and development' category (2012).

Legal Week's Client Satisfaction Report

Based on the opinions of senior heads of legal at major UK, European and Asian companies:

  • Ranked in the top five national law firms for client service. (2013)
  • Ranked first of all the UK top 100 law firms for client service. (2012)

Sunday Times' Best Companies to Work For'

The national newspaper's annual survey of leading companies is complied from research into employee engagement and satisfaction. It recognises organisations that invest in the wellbeing and motivation of their employees. Named a 'first class' employer by Best Companies Limited, the company which carries out the research for The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list (2011).

The Lawyer Workplace and Diversity Awards

The awards recognise firms with outstanding records in retaining and rewarding their talent and are judged by a panel of experts within the field of HR.

  • Won 'excellence in talent management and retention'. (2012) 
  • Won 'HR team of the year'. (2012) 
  • Shortlisted for 'innovation in talent management and retention'. (2011)

Legal Business Awards

Annual awards that recognise excellence in the legal profession.

  • Shortlisted for 'Energy Team of the Year', 'Technology Team of the Year' and received a Highly commended in 'National Firm of the Year' (2018).
  • Shortlisted for 'national/regional firm of the year'. (2015)
  • Shortlisted for 'firm of the year'. (2014)
  • Shortlisted for 'managing partner of the year'. (2014)
  • Won 'firm of the year'. (2013)

Car Finance Awards 2018

We were awarded Legal Advisory Firm of the Year at Credit Strategy's Car Finance Awards 2018 in recognition of our leading position in the market and the quality of our team.

Mortgage Finance Gazette 2018 Awards

We won 'Best Law Firm' at the Mortgage Finance Gazette 2018 Awards.

Chambers UK 2018

An independent guide to the legal profession, recognises 68 of TLT's lawyers as 'leaders in their field', with 12 lawyers ranked top in band 1 and 14 lawyers newly ranked at TLT for 2018. We ranked top in eight different practice areas - banking litigation, employment, information technology, licensing (regional and Scotland), professional negligence, restructuring/insolvency and social housing.

National Franchised Dealers Association Industry Partner Award 2018

We won the Industry Partner Award for helping the NFDA and its members in the motor industry to prepare for the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018

We were shortlisted in the 'AI Innovation' category for our LegalSifter product.

The Lawyer Awards 2018

TLT shortlisted for AI Innovation for our LegalSifter product.

South West Dealmakers Awards 2018

These awards recognise talent and achievement in the South West's professional services sector.

TLT named Corporate Law Firm of the Year. Associate James Webb named 'Young Dealmaker of the Year' and our work on the sale of Stirling Dynamics to Assystem Technologies won 'Deal of the Year' (under £15m).

Equality and inclusion

  • Disability Confident Leader
    TLT is one of the few law firms to hold Disability Confident Leader status. (2018)
  • World Of Work, Employment & Disability Awards.
    Winning the large employer award for our work in developing and Enabled Employees programme. The awards are issued by Action on Disability & Work UK, a national charity that works with employers and individuals to ensure that employment is accessible to everyone'. (2014)
  • Royal Association of Deaf People
    Nominated by the Royal Association of Deaf People for Signature's Organisation Achievement Award Signature is a national charity that aims to improve communication for D/deaf people. (2014) 
  • Deaf Law Quality Mark
    The first UK law firm to receive the 'Deaf Law Quality Mark' accreditation from the Royal Association for Deaf People's Deaf Law Centre. (2013)