Our property telecoms experts cover all aspects of the Electronic Communications Code. We provide expert advice and guidance in an area of law which is complex and evolving.

The new Electronic Communications Code came into force in December 2017. It gave new powers to telecoms operators and it changed how the consideration is calculated.

Whether it is a transactional or contentious matter, Mills & Reeve’s telecoms team has the experience and expertise to help - including opposing new agreements or renewals, negotiating the terms of new agreements and wayleaves, advising on points of law and obtaining possession. 

Telecoms sits within our top tier real estate practices rated in both Chambers and Legal 500. Together, our national team can help you with any telecoms matter. 

Our lawyers

Our team of experts provide national coverage from our seven offices, with a wealth of experience in dealing with transactions and issues arising out of the Code and its predecessor.

Our experience

Our team brings in-depth specialist experience in this complex and fast-moving area: 

  • Acting for a global corporation in connection with the removal of telecoms equipment from its UK headquarters to enable redevelopment, covering issues under the Code.
  • Acting for a university to remove telecoms apparatus to enable a multi-million pound regeneration programme.
  • Advising a range of real estate clients including institutional investors, public and private sector funds, education institutions and charities on telecoms agreements and wayleaves as well as telecoms-related risks on the acquisition, disposal and leasing of properties.

Our clients

We represent land owners, corporate and other occupiers across various sectors, including commercial, real estate investment, education, health, and agribusiness. 

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  • Real estate blog - Our blog provides regular updates and commentary on the latest legal news in the ever-changing world of real estate and planning.

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