Sharon McDermott


Trenches Law’s founder Sharon McDermott is a senior telecommunications lawyer, having spent 18 years with Virgin Media, mainly as head of legal services. Here, she negotiated large deals in sales, wholesale, retail and the public sector, before moving on to manage vast procurement contracts – including architecture, civil engineering works and service installations – for the Chief Operating Officer.

Now the driving force behind Trenches’ mission to deliver straight-talking, business-changing legal support to telecoms clients large and small, Sharon is an active commentator on industry issues and a passionate advocate of women in tech.