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  • Up to 20 vacancies
  • 35 trainees
  • 110 partners
  • 1020 staff


Described by industry commentators as 'the firm to watch', TLT remains one of the fastest growing law firms in the UK.

Remember to cite LawCareers.Net on your application form if you apply to TLT LLP.

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This year we're giving you unprecedented access to how we recruit at TLT and exploring how your career could develop with us, through #TLTLive.

You'll get access to insights on preparing for interview, an honest look at what to expect from your training programme, and tips on how to hone your skills to give your application the edge.

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For vacation schemes and training contracts, your first step is to apply on our website. If your application shines, we'll invite you to take an online assessment – nothing frightening, just a way for us to see how you think about things a little more. Then it's assessment centre time. We've designed these to be a great chance not only for us to get to know you, but vice versa too. Throughout the day, there'll be an interview, a presentation and a group exercise.

If you join us for a vacation scheme, your assessment will be built in to the week so you won't need to make a separate training contract application.

Apply here

Applications to

Samantha Bracey

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing

Combining expertise with open-mindedness, we have a straightforward goal at TLT. We help people to excel; both our clients and the individuals that work here. Our culture provides a bright, innovative place to work, with a flexible approach, where fresh ideas are valued, hard work is recognised and everyone gets out every bit as much as they put in.

We are an ambitious UK commercial law firm, with a growing reputation. Since 2002, we have more than tripled in size, with revenues reaching £87m in 2018/19.

We are described by clients as an ‘energetic firm’ with an ‘open-minded entrepreneurial culture’ and have previously been named as a ‘first class’ employer by Best Companies Limited.

We provide a range of legal services to the clean energy, financial services, retail and consumer goods, digital, leisure, public sector and real estate sectors.

Core legal specialisms include real estate, banking and lender services, commercial, corporate, employment and litigation, but we believe there’s more to legal work than being a lawyer – you need to embrace management, technology and business skills too.

During Easter and summer each year, we run week-long vacation schemes in Bristol, London, Glasgow and Manchester. They're the perfect opportunity for you get a taster of what it's like to be at trainee at TLT. You'll get stuck in to real client work, have the chance to network with lawyers and partners over breakfast seminars and ask existing trainees any niggling questions you have. What's more, we've built an assessment into the week so you won't have to worry about making a separate training contract application.

Visit to find out more and apply.

We recruit graduates with the potential to become brilliant lawyers. No matter your background – law degree or not, post-graduate or career change; we'll support you every step of the way. We want you to thrive and grow professionally so expect to work alongside partners and their teams and get involved in meaningful client work from day one.

With no compulsory seats and a choice of 32 practice areas, you’ll get stuck into a variety of exciting live cases for a wide range of high profile clients. We’ll provide a blend of one-to-one mentoring, coaching and award-winning training programmes.

You’ll work with a dedicated supervisor to create a personal development plan, tailored to your aspirations and ambitions, and we’ll make sure you have the tools you need to excel. Our open plan offices will make it easy for you to build meaningful relationships with partners, and advice and guidance will never be far away.

If you haven’t already taken them, we’ll cover your GDL and LPC fees and give you a maintenance grant. That way, you can concentrate on making the most of your training contract.

  • Banking litigation
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Construction
  • Banking & restructuring
  • Corporate recovery & insolvency
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • Commercial property
  • Social housing
  • Planning
  • Family
  • Tax
  • Estate planning
  • Pensions
  • incentives
  • IP & technology
  • Professional negligence
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Commercial/IP
  • Energy
  • Renewables
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • General Practice
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

One Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6TP
Phone: 0333 006 1880
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 50
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree or above, any discipline
Start salary: Competitive
Sponsorship: LPC & GDL
Turnover: £44,500,000 (2012)
Profit per partner: £255,000 (2012)
Starting salary: £36,000
Training contract applications: 700 (2012)
Retention rate: 82% (2012)
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Energy companies
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • London
  • Belfast
  • Manchester
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Social Mobility Business Partnership