Commercial legal services

We become a trusted extension of our clients' teams and are frequently tasked with tackling commercial legal matters.

We don’t just support large brands within the channel – we’re also a trusted partner for smaller firms who thought they couldn’t afford legal counsel. Our commercial law services include:
Our results

Read about how we’re supporting some of our clients.

Bespoke wayleave training empowers altnet’s full fibre deployment in MDUs

Multi-layered and increasingly complex to navigate, even the savviest of UK altnets don’t utilise the full potential of their Code powers — hindering their ability to negotiate effectively and overcome obstacles hampering network deployment. Explore how our personalised wayleave training and legal counsel enabled community-led altnet Lightning Fibre to overcome challenges with unresponsive landlords and accelerate their full fibre installations in MDUs with ease…

Laying the groundwork: how Trenches Law helped launch Adroit Cloud Consulting to commercial success

Adroit Cloud Consulting is a DevOps and digital transformation consultancy, built and run by experts in the field to help leverage the complexities of cloud computing. Founded in 2020 by ex-BP engineers, Pavneet Khural and Thomas Hudson, the company has gone from strength to strength – particularly with the support of the legal counsel of Trenches Law.
Hear from our experts

We regularly provide insights on the latest sector developments.

At Trenches Law, we’re a progressive organisation with a team of employees possessing a range of extremely varied skills. So, we decided to let some of our staff fill you in on what their typical working day looks like. Next up is wayleave officer, Kelly Hope…
Multi-layered and increasingly complex to navigate, even the savviest of UK altnets don’t utilise the full potential of their Code powers — hindering their ability to negotiate effectively and overcome obstacles hampering network deployment. Explore how our personalised wayleave training and legal counsel enabled community-led altnet Lightning Fibre to overcome challenges with unresponsive landlords and accelerate their full fibre installations in MDUs with ease…
It's a time of celebration here at Trenches Law, as we mark our sixth year in the telecoms law industry. While we reflect on the milestones we've achieved, the exceptional talent we've brought on board, and the valuable partnerships we've formed, we are filled with gratitude for the journey so far, and eager anticipation for what’s to come.
Key point of contact

If you'd like to discuss our commercial legal services please get in touch with our specialist team.

Sharon McDermott

Trenches Law’s founder Sharon McDermott is a senior telecommunications lawyer, having spent 18 years with Virgin Media, mainly as head of legal services.  Here, she negotiated large deals in sales, wholesale, retail and the public sector, before moving on to manage vast procurement contracts – including architecture, civil engineering works and service installations – for the Chief Operating Officer.