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.

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.
Not just acting at the helm of Trenches Law but a key voice on the UK WISPA advisory board, Sharon McDermott is a true ambassador for women in law and telecoms. It's therefore an honour to see the likes of The Successful Founder feature her in their International Women's Day Female Founder Spotlight — uncovering her route to success, plans for the future, tips for entrepreneurial triumph, and more. Here’s the full interview…
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