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.

In this Q&A, we’re finding out more about Claire Oram, one of our Wayleave Officers. Discover more on her favourite part of the role, how she would describe Trenches Law and the most satisfying moment of her time here so far…
In this Q&A, we’re finding out more about Mike Thompson, our Client Services Manager. Discover more about his role, how he would describe Trenches Law, and the most satisfying part of his time with the team so far…
In this Q&A, we’re finding out more about Alex Lawrence, our Paralegal. Discover more about his role, how he would describe Trenches Law and why he couldn’t pick just one colleague for an award win…
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 Colin Mapleson, one of our Wayleave Officers…
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