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Employee spotlight, Chester Walsh

Every person in the Trenches Law family is important to us, which is why we’ve decided to introduce you to a different member of the team each month – so you can learn more about them. In this Q&A, we’re finding out more about Chester Walsh, one of our Wayleave Officers. Discover more about his role, career highlights, and hopes for the future of the business.

Summarise your role in one paragraph

As a Wayleave Officer, I attend meetings with clients to confirm their goals, and understand how Trenches Law can communicate with other parties on their behalf. Reviewing engineering plans of intended works, as well as navigating wayleaves required and communicating with freeholders affected, I basically help organisations to achieve their build objectives and streamline their project plans. I’m very proficient with data – which is one of the key aspects of my role.

What is your favourite part of your position at Trenches Law?

The opportunity to work with a variety of clients and learn how different accounts work is something that truly motivates me. Not only is it great to be able to collaborate with others, but constantly broadening my knowledge within the industry is also invaluable.

Which one word do you think your colleagues would use to describe you?


What word do you think best describes Trenches Law?

Genuine – we each share the same desire to build honest, long-term relationships with clients, and are passionate about the role we play in accelerating the roll-out of their developments.

What’s been the most satisfying moment of your Trenches Law career so far?

A specific time doesn’t spring to mind, but I love the overall feeling of making an impact. For example, if a freeholder has phoned to query an unexpected legal letter and is naturally upset, it’s rewarding to be able to turn that around – bringing clarity, knowledge, and trust to the situation.

If one of your colleagues could win an award (industry or office-related) who would it be and why?

Definitely Niall Carey – I’m incredibly happy with his leadership in my team.

Despite having lots of different plates to spin, he skilfully balances delegating work amongst the team and keeping us in the loop with new developments. I really respect his ability to oversee the progression of client work without micromanaging the team, and feel motivated by his respect to the work life balance.

What are your hopes for Trenches Law in the coming year?

To obtain new clients and enhance the work we provide for existing ones, grow in staff numbers, and continue to thrive as a collective.

Career development and employee benefits have always been fundamental to the Trenches Law team, and we’re lucky to have such support in place – I’m excited to see these evolve even further too.

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