New wayleave officer joins growing Trenches Law team

Hot on the heels of Trenches Law’s wayleave automation announcement in September, the ever-expanding firm has appointed Matthew Gill to meet the rising demand for its services.

Joining as a wayleave officer, he brings a wealth of process, caseload management, stakeholder dialogue and customer service experience to the role.

Based in Yorkshire, he also adds further resource to the team of telecoms law specialists, in the north of England. He will be responsible for liaising with clients, landowners, property managers and residents, to keep Trenches Law’s thousands of wayleave cases moving seamlessly and ensure everyone remains in the loop.

Highlighting what attracted him to the position, Matt said: “I’ve followed the journey of Trenches Law as they’ve continued to grow and hit the headlines – not least in the last few months. I have been impressed by their appetite for innovation, their reputation in a crowded yet complex industry, and their distinct culture – which I believe sets them apart from other legal practices.

“I believe I’ve got a real opportunity here to help progress the company and my own learning and development too.”

Commenting on his appointment, Sharon McDermott, co-founder of Trenches Law, elaborated: “We were impressed by Matt’s varied skill set. He has strong communication and negotiation talents, and is fiercely organised.  He is used to liaising with multiple stakeholders – often with very varied priorities – but his calm, friendly approach means he manages multifaceted relationships with ease.

Operations director and co-founder Terry Daniell added: “A key phase of any network extension programme involves detailed analysis of operators’ plans and the interrogation of the Land Registry database and other available sources. Using our new automated approach, we’ve helped clients cut out the error-prone, labour-intensive and costly time required to complete these tasks manually.

“But that doesn’t mean the role of people is redundant during this process – quite the opposite. We need more intelligent wayleave officers and strong communicators within our team to manage everything that happens next. We’re delighted to have Matt on board.”