TLT ditches lockstep to focus on performance

South West firm TLT Solicitors is consulting with partners about overhauling the firm’s lockstep to adopt a more merit-based system.

Under the current ­system the firm’s partners typically enter the lockstep on 50 points and progress up to 100 points over a four-year period.

A small portion of ­remuneration is linked to performance.

Managing partner David Pester said the firm would work towards implementing a system that is aligned more closely with partner performance rather than lockstep. This is expected to take up to three years to implement, but will be designed to better ­remunerate partners.