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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A master service agreement, or MSA, is not just a tick-box legal document. For organisations at any stage of growth, these strategic documents enable you to operate efficiently, manage risks, and build enduring partnerships for long-term success. Discover how to navigate them with confidence and deliver mutual benefit for all parties.
For an operator entering into a wayleave agreement, it’s very likely that they’ll cover the legal — and often surveyor — fees for the landowner. This is perfectly reasonable because, in most cases, a landowner shouldn’t be ‘out of pocket’. However, the issue then arises not from an operator paying these fees, but in the amount that some law firms are charging to negotiate the contract.
This month, on 28 June, Trenches Law is proud to mark its seventh birthday. Founded in 2017 with a mission to provide straight-talking, business-changing legal support, the company has built an enviable reputation as the go-to expert for telecom operators, tech start-ups, and others. Now, when taking stock of the strides it has made to date, the team celebrates its relentless pursuit for innovation, seasoned expertise, and customer-first approach that has made reaching this milestone possible.
The UK’s EV charging network has undergone seismic changes, since the first major round of installations in 2013. But as today’s government targets pivot, charging companies are under greater scrutiny to ensure infrastructure keeps pace — not least when it comes to the commercial EV chargers powering some of the UK’s most ambitious businesses. Terry Daniell, operations director and commercial EV sector specialist, explores how inviting a bolt-on legal partner from the outset can curb financial, operational, and environmental challenges.
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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