TLT Belfast hires banking and finance partner Caroline MacLaghlin
UK law firm TLT has announced the appointment of Caroline MacLaughlin as a banking and finance partner in Belfast.
Joining from Cleaver Fulton Rankin, Ms MacLaughlin specialises in all types of corporate finance, with a particular focus on the real estate, energy and financial services sectors.
She will provide strategic advice on structured finance, debt restructuring and asset backed lending to a variety of lenders, investors and corporate borrowers. She also brings expertise in cross-border financing to the firm.
Ms MacLaughlin is the latest lawyer to join the firm’s banking and finance team following the appointment of Nichola Coghlan as an associate last September and the recent appointment of two newly-qualified solicitors.
Banking partner Richard Houliston said: “Caroline’s hire is a continuation of our plan to deepen our bench of highly experienced and commercial banking and finance lawyers, in order to meet growing demand for our services across the debt spectrum in Northern Ireland.
“Caroline’s expertise and relationships will accelerate our momentum and enhance our ability to offer a partner-led service to all our finance clients in NI. I look forward to continuing to grow our banking and finance team here as we further expand across all legal service areas.
“Caroline joins at an important point, as the next four years will see us deliver major growth as one of the leading Northern Ireland law firms. We are about to celebrate a decade of business in the region, with newly developed plans to advance the business across our core sectors through strategic hires and operational investment.”
Ms MacLaughlin added: “I’m delighted to be joining TLT at a time of such ambitious growth and investment. The firm has a strong reputation in financial services and is widely praised for its innovative approach, commitment to the green sector and strategic focus.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the team to support and deliver for our clients and to help achieve TLT’s significant ambitions in the finance sector.
“The banking and finance sector has been evolving rapidly in recent years, heavily influenced by technology. I’m excited to be joining a firm that offers an excellent platform to deliver a collaborative and progressive way of working, pushing people to challenge convention to deliver the best outcomes for clients.”