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Telecoms law specialist Trenches opens third office in two years

Jasper Hart
September 25, 2019

Firm targets 500pc turnover growth in 2020

Telecoms law firm Trenches has opened its third office after just two years in business.

The office in Odiham, north Hampshire joins its head office in Crookham Village, also in Hampshire, and an office on the Isle of Wight.

Trenches has seen 300 per cent growth in the past 12 months and is projecting a 500 per cent increase in turnover for the 2020 financial year. Its clients include TalkTalk and Virtual1.

Before establishing the firm in 2017, managing director Sharon McDermott worked in the legal department of Virgin Media for 17 years.

Commenting on the new office, McDermott said: “Our growth over the past two years marks the degree of change within the telecoms sector at present. The UK still lags behind many of our European neighbours when it comes to full fibre coverage, but with Government targets for the majority of the population to be covered by 5G by 2027, we are seeing the country’s FTTP (Fibre To The Premises) infrastructure now evolving faster than ever before.

“I want to share our experience and legal acumen, so that Trenches can help operators build as many premises as possible, whether they need to rely on the Electronic Communications Code or not. Our price-per-premise business model – rather than traditional exorbitant hourly rates – just adds to service effectiveness for clients as we don’t erode their margins on already tightly priced jobs.

“The opening of our new office – almost to the day that we mark our second anniversary – is hopefully testament to the fact that we’ve a lot more support to give this exciting industry.”

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