Our team

Every member of our talented team are committed to the very highest standards.

The original vision and goal for Sharon McDermott was to fill an important gap in the market and through the careful blend of technology and hand-selected talent, we’re nothing like your traditional legal practice. We’re all working to the same goals – to provide the highest standards of legal support for the telecoms industry. Let us introduce you to the people who kickstarted our journey…

Sharon McDermott - Managing Director and Founder

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.

Terry Daniell - Operations Director and Founder

Having worked in the telecoms industry for more than 25 years, Terry understands this environment inside out. He began his career as an outside broadcast engineer for BT and progressed to managing the service relationships with some of BT’s largest customers. More recently, Terry specialised in the wholesale sales channel at Virgin Media and managed numerous relationships within the reseller, carrier and mobile sectors – including Virgin Media’s biggest wholesale customer. He has a wealth of technical knowledge, remains abreast with the industry’s ever-changing developments and is a friendly, likeable member of the Trenches team.

The team at Trenches Law

Find out more about the people that deliver our excellent service.

As we bid farewell to 2023, Trenches Law takes a moment to reflect on the milestones and successes that have defined our journey over the past year. From empowering the next generation to advancing in legal consultation, to new appointments, industry recognition, and fostering community connections, join us as we revisit some of the key moments that have shaped our path.
Leading telecoms law specialist Trenches Law has announced the strategic hire of a new non-executive director, as the firm furthers its ambitions to bridge the UK’s digital divide in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs). The news of the significant addition to the business’ leadership team comes just days after its Code powers consultation with Ofcom was released.
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