Employee spotlight, Kat Raine-Ellerker

Trenches Law News   •   November 5th, 2021

Every person in the Trenches Law family is important to us, which is why we’ve decided to introduce you to a different member of the team each month – so you can learn more about them.

In this Q&A, we’re finding out more about Kat Raine-Ellerker, our wayleave officer. Discover what her role involves, the most satisfying moment of her Trenches Law career so far, and which colleague she would nominate for an award…

Summarise your role in one paragraph

As a wayleave officer, it’s my responsibility to liaise with managing agents, housing associations and landlords, to discuss proposed installation routes and the terms of the agreement. This can involve many negotiations to resolve any concerns they may have, with the ultimate end goal of obtaining signed wayleaves for our clients.

What is your favourite part of your position at Trenches Law?

I would say that it’s establishing new contacts and building strong relationships. It definitely helps the overall process when you have a good rapport with managing agents and housing associations.

Which one word do you think your colleagues would use to describe you?

Authentic.

What word do you think best describes Trenches Law?

Visionary.

What’s been the most satisfying moment of your Trenches Law career so far?

Receiving my first signed wayleave! I hadn’t previously worked in this industry before I started at Trenches Law, so it’s been amazing to see my skills develop. Plus, it’s rewarding to obtain that crucial agreement for our client.

If one of your colleagues could win an award (industry or office-related) who would it be and why?

It would have to go to Georgina Rudak, as she knows absolutely everything there is to know about wayleaves and provides so much support to every member of the team.

What are your hopes for Trenches Law in the coming year?

To achieve great success for our clients and expand the team with even more fantastic people!