Human resources | 01 April 2016

TLT welcomes six new trainee solicitors to the firm’s training scheme.

Sarah Bratton, Alastair Edmondson, Matthew Howells, Chris O’Toole, Chessie da Parma and Jessica Tuke start their two-year training contract working in TLT’s Real Estate, Commercial Services, and Banking and Lender Services Groups in the firm’s Bristol, London and Manchester offices.

The new trainees will each spend six months in four different ‘seats’ or specialist teams, getting first-hand experience of law in action and advising clients under supervision.

TLT’s trainee principal and partner Richard Hayllar said: “As a firm we are committed to our trainees’ development and training. We make sure they have a clear career path, encouraging them to build on their technical and soft skills to progress further.

“TLT’s trainees are immersed in the business from the outset. Through on-going mentoring and expert supervision they have the opportunity to be hands-on, working with FTSE-listed and national and international clients.”

TLT currently has 31 trainee solicitors working through their training contracts at the firm’s Bristol, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast offices.

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Projects, energy and natural resources | 15 March 2016

TLT has advised British Solar Renewables Group on the acquisition of the 50MW ground mounted Swindon Solar Farm from Belectric Solar Limited.

The acquisition is one of the UK’s largest solar transactions so far this year and a significant addition to the portfolio of large scale solar PV projects developed by British Solar Renewables, which currently stands at in excess of 400MW .

Construction is well underway at the Science Museum Group’s Storage Facility, on the former ww2 airfield at Wroughton, and the project is due to be commissioned prior to the 31 March 2016 government deadline. Once completed it will provide the annual energy consumption of approximately 15,000 households.

The TLT team was led by corporate senior associate, Kay Hobbs and included real estate legal director, Kerri Ashworth; planning and development partner, Katherine Evans; tax partner, Nathan Williams; and commercial partner, Neel Mehta.

TLT’s Kay Hobbs said: “This latest acquisition further demonstrates British Solar Renewables Group’s goal to be at the forefront of the renewables sector.  We are delighted to have advised throughout the process, working to extremely tight deadlines with completion reached within just eight working days. The successful delivery of this transaction is testament to the strength and genuine commitment of the TLT and British Solar Renewables Group teams to the UK’s clean energy pipeline.”

David Peill, Commercial Director at British Solar Renewables said: “BSR is delighted to be leading on the construction and development of this fantastic project, and to be part of the team making the development a reality.”

This latest deal builds on TLT’s extensive expertise within the solar market. To date the team has been involved in getting over 2GW of solar projects either in the pipeline, contracted or built.

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TMT | 27 September 2017

The Digital Single Market (DSM) proposals emanating from Brussels are designed to create a level digital playing field between Europe and the USA. The European Union has long acknowledged the online dominance of the American tech giants and is keen to create a legal framework that may benefit the European digital economy. But in classic Brussels style the mood music is more one of ‘if it moves and is American, regulate it’.

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Technology, Media and Telecoms | 15 March 2016

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