Trenches Law bolsters its team

Specialist telecoms and technology legal firm Trenches Law has announcement the appointment of five new recruits as it looks to double its workforce by the end of 2021.

The Hampshire-headquartered business has strengthened its wayleave division by welcoming Katie Fosten and Louise Ford as wayleave manager and wayleave officer, respectively. Sophie Huntbach has joined as the firm’s training and compliance manager, alongside project manager Leigh Collins, and Hannah Ali-Harmes, the company’s new finance manager.

The company said these new joiners will further support its provision of legal counsel – including contract negotiations, drafting agreements, and applying for Code powers – as well as managed wayleave services for telecoms operator clients including WightFibre, toob and ITS, alongside alt-nets, wholesalers and resellers.

Sharon McDermott, co-founder, Trenches Law, said, “This is a key moment for our business in terms of where we want to be, and the role we want to play in offering quality telecoms legal support. Following an increase in demand for broadband connectivity throughout the pandemic, it’s vital for us to respond swiftly and bring in talented employees who can support our clients, make each project as streamlined as possible, and enhance their overall experience. We’re already seeing the fantastic impact our new starters are making.”

Alongside these five new recruits, Trenches Law has also welcomed five further additions to bolster its marketing and operations teams. These appointments bring the company’s headcount to 19, with ambitions to reach 50 by the end of the year.

Pictured below, left to right: Louise Ford, Katie Fosten, Sophie Huntbach, Leigh Collins, Hannah Ali-Harmes.


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