Posted on Tuesday 3 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Law firm TLT NI plans to create more jobs after growing Belfast office

Katharine Kimber, Partner and Head of TLT Belfast Office, with Kathryn Ford, Partner, Real Estate in TLT's new offices in Montgomery Hosue.

One of the most recent law firms to have set up a Northern Ireland base has moved into new offices and unveiled plans to create more jobs in the months ahead.

TLT NI has just been given the keys to 6,500 square feet of office space in Montgomery House in Belfast having grown its employee number to 54 currently from five when it first arrived in the city in 2012.

The firm has offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as a separate shipping finance team in Greece, covers real estate, banking and finance, renewables and pensions at its Belfast office, overseen by five partners.

And partner Katharine Kimber said the recruitment drive will continue during the remainder of the year.

"Our investment in this new office space is a critical next step in our development," she said. "We've had better-than-expected revenue results this year; we have critical mass in terms of people and clients, and a strong foundation from which to grow our business further. This move shows our commitment to invest and develop the business in NI."

Managing Partner of TLT David Pester said the Belfast office had impressed.

"This is the first full financial year for TLT NI in Belfast and we are really pleased with the growth we've seen. We are committed to continuing to grow by focusing on building scale and deepening areas of legal expertise around the specific needs of clients in Belfast. We have a simple approach; we want to be famous for our expertise and the responsive, efficient and collaborative way we deliver it. The new office space will help our team deliver outstanding client service to our growing Northern Ireland client base."

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