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Trenches Law shortlisted for trio of prestigious awards

At Trenches Law, we’re delighted to announce that we‘ve been shortlisted as finalists for three prestigious awards that recognise our commitment to excellence and innovation in both the legal and learning sectors. These nominations are a testament to the hard work, dedication, and expertise of our team, as well as our ongoing mission to provide exceptional service to our clients.

Learning Excellence Awards: celebrating excellence in learning and development

The Learning Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in the learning and development sector, recognising organisations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding innovation, creativity, and effectiveness in their training initiatives.

Trenches Law has been named in two categories: Legal and Paralegal and Digital Learning. These nominations reflect our commitment to transforming the way we approach professional development within our organisation, and the broader legal industry.

In the ‘Digital Learning’ category, we’ve implemented a cutting-edge e-learning initiative that has revolutionised the way we educate and engage our team members. In response to the challenges posed by the remote work environment and the need to adapt to evolving industry standards, we’ve tailored our online learning solution to accommodate the unique needs of our team, including those based internationally. 

And the results speak for themselves. With 244 course completions, 6512 minutes of training, and an average of 59 logins per month, our workforce is not only engaged in their own development  but demonstrate a genuine thirst for knowledge.

This initiative lays the foundation for a new era of education within our organisation, fostering a culture of continuous learning, engagement, and excellence. It has not only enhanced employee capabilities but also delivered exceptional return on investment, positioning us as a leader in optimising training costs and improving learning outcomes.

Learning Excellence Awards: transforming wayleaves in the telecoms industry

In the ‘Legal and Paralegal’ category, Trenches Law has been recognised for its groundbreaking work in the telecoms industry, particularly in the area of wayleave support. A critical yet often overlooke, aspect of network expansions, our team has been instrumental in helping organisations navigate the complexities of securing legal permissions for streamlined and cost-effective network deployments.

Our bespoke wayleave training initiative has empowered telecoms companies to harness their legal powers effectively, resulting in accelerated infrastructure roll-outs and improved services for communities across the UK. The programme — which received an average customer rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars — has not only empowered our clients with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive well into the future, but has fostered a culture of innovation and expertise to help drive greater connectivity progress..

Our commitment to transforming the telecoms industry through innovative legal support and training has a profound and lasting impact. It’s not just about achieving immediate goals — it’s about building a foundation for sustained growth and success.

Sharon McDermott shortlisted in International’s Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) UK awards 

We’re also incredibly proud to announce that our co-founder and managing director, Sharon McDermott, has been shortlisted in the Women Leaders in Tech Law category at the International WIPL UK awards. The honour recognises women lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the tech sector through their leadership, expertise, and contributions to shaping the legal landscape.

Sharon’s extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, coupled with her role as a member of the WISPA advisory board, highlight her exceptional leadership and influence in the field. Her innovative approach to legal support, including the implementation of internal and external training programmes, has not only benefited our team but had a transformative impact on the way the sector approaches wayleave agreements.

Committed to bridging the digital divide and bringing faster broadband connections to underserved communities,  we’re proud to see that her passion for positive change and innovation hasn’t gone unnoticed. 

Upcoming winner announcements

The winners of the Learning Excellence Awards will be announced on 16th April 2024, at the Queen’s Tower Room and Terrace at Imperial College, London. We eagerly anticipate the results and are pleased to be named alongside some extremely prestigious organisations.

And for the International WIPL UK awards, the ceremony will take place on 6th March 2024. We’re excited to see if Sharon will secure the winning title  for her outstanding contributions to the legal profession in the tech and telecoms sector.

At Trenches Law, we remain committed to excellence, innovation, and making a positive impact. We’re proud to have made the trio of shortlists and see our team’s work acknowledged.

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