Employee spotlight – Marcelle Walker

Trenches Law News   •   January 4th, 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 Marcelle Walker, our wayleave officer. Learn how she would describe Trenches Law, what her favourite part of the job is and which colleague she would nominate for an award…

Summarise your role in one paragraph

It’s my job to interrogate the Land Registry and our client’s proposed installation routes to identify any wayleave requirements and prepare the relevant agreements. I’m often asked to investigate why a wayleave application has stalled, with a view to getting the process moving again once any issues have been ironed out.

I also assist on ad hoc internal projects with the marketing team – it’s very varied!

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

I enjoy the detective work that is sometimes required to contact the key decision makers.

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

Positive.

What word do you think best describes Trenches Law?

Proactive.

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

As a relative newcomer, it’s been seeing all the pieces in the wayleave ‘jigsaw’ fall into place.

What do you love about the office?

The team. Everyone, without exception, is friendly, helpful and great fun!

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

Carole Lee demonstrates exactly why we need ‘boots on the ground’ for our clients. Her local knowledge is invaluable and her ‘can-do’ approach always gets results – she is the ‘Wayleave Whisperer’!

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

To continue its current trajectory – with an expanding team and an excellent reputation, there are no limits!