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Employee spotlight, Colin Mapleson

In this Q&A, we’re finding out more about Colin, one of our Wayleave Officers. Discover more about his role, how he would describe Trenches Law and which colleague he would nominate to win an award…

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.

Summarise your role in one paragraph

As a Wayleave Officer, I’m responsible for contacting and negotiating with various types of freeholders, to agree proposed fibre installations in multi-dwelling units, as well as liaising with our clients to ensure that all their needs are met.

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

Being part of a cracking team, that both works and plays hard, is understanding of each other’s circumstances, and is always available for help and support. Everyone has time for each other here, which is priceless.

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

Conscientious. But there were others I could have chosen – tenacious, meticulous, and even patient.

What word do you think best describes Trenches Law?


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

There are a couple that come to mind. The first being carrying out negotiations with a large property management agency to achieve a large premise wayleave agreement and establishing a solid working relationship. Secondly, working as part of the team over two phases to win a contract for a large UK-wide internet service provider.

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

There are too many to mention but if I was pressed to name one, I’d say our manager Steve Sawley, who has – from the first day I joined the company – been a knowledgeable, down to earth, engaging, and funny guy, who everyone on our team appreciates having around.

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

That the company grows successfully and develops great plans for not only its employees, but both our existing client base and future customers in the world of wayleave, legal counsel and electric vehicles services.

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