Your digital future.
Our legal specialism.

For too long, UK businesses have been over-reliant on the expensive, slow moving and often risk-averse expertise provided by city law firms.

Our wayleave automation solution has won the Business & Product Innovation category in the national FSB Small Business Awards!

"To be recognised as having an award-winning product is truly special and we were stunned when our name was announced as the overall winner.”

Sharon McDermott
Managing Director, Trenches Law
Welcome to Trenches Law

We entered this market space to be different and to challenge the status quo.

Recognising the pace and complexity of the electronic communications industry – not least when it comes to Code powers and wayleaves – Trenches Law was established to fill a market gap. We’re a team of strategic professionals who have lived and breathed the world of fibre, connectivity and technological infrastructure for most of our careers. As a result, we’re proud to have quickly grown to become one of the most renowned legal firms in this fast-growth sector, trusted by some of the UK’s most well-known brands.


Whether delivering a fully managed service or support on a specific wayleave matter, we initiate proactive dialogue with landowners and local authorities, to enable rapid network expansions.

Legal services

Regulated by the SRA and drawing on our portfolio of commercial law expertise, we’re frequently asked to become our clients’ bolt on legal team. Our services are designed to fuel business growth while remaining compliant.

EV charging points

Guiding commercial clients through the negotiation of wayleave agreements so they can legally and accurately progress the installation of electric vehicle charge points, at pace.

Contact our team on 01256 856 888 or email us at for a no obligation discussion about your needs.

Contact our team on 01256 856 888 or email us at for a
no obligation discussion about your needs.

Working with us

We’re a business that’s dedicated to moving your organisation forward.

Driven by our values, we ensure they sit at the core of all the services we deliver. We pride ourselves on having no single point of contact. You’ll have access to a full team, not just an individual.
Working with Trenches Law

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Discover the latest news, insights and views from Trenches Law

When it comes to bringing lightning-fast full fibre broadband to their citizens, both the United Kingdom and the United States face common hurdles, yet differ significantly in their legislative approaches and the challenges encountered during planning and installation. Sharon McDermott, our co-founder and managing director, delved deeper in a recent article with Total Telecom…
Boasting over 20 years experience in roles spanning sales, procurement, wholesale, retail and the public sector, Sharon McDermott boasts a vast and varied career portfolio. In her recent interview with The Law Society Gazette, she reveals more about the steps that led to her success as co-founder and managing director of Trenches Law. Here’s the full write-up, in case you missed the original…
Trusted in our field

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“We’re heavily guided by our principles, which means we’re big on relationships and driven by our beliefs in everything we do. The IWF remove hundreds of thousands of horrifying images circulated by online perpetrators to help protect vulnerable children, and this is something we’re acutely aware of within our own industry, so the decision to support this cause was a no brainer for us.”

Sharon McDermott – Managing Director and Founder