Telecoms infrastructure

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Gateley Legal & Gateley Hamer

From the Shared Rural Network (SRN) project to the Government’s Wireless Infrastructure Strategy, digital connectivity is very much at the heart of new and existing infrastructure across the UK.

This is reflected in the increased activity across all mobile network operators (MNOs) as they seek to expand their network coverage across the UK through ongoing site acquisition. Consequently, rooftop space on commercial premises and remote rural sites have become prime real estate for MNOs and network infrastructure providers looking to place new masts and apparatus.

How Gateley supports the telecoms industry

Our specialist telecoms team consists of surveying and legal experts, advising across two key areas of telecoms infrastructure. We help clients find pragmatic and commercial solutions to their rollout delivery, property transactions and disputes. 


We advise on: 

  • land referencing to support new site identification and renewals;
  • legal real estate and planning matters to support deployment for existing and new sites;
  • land acquisition negotiations;
  • land access management;
  • GIS plan production; 
  • power connection and wayleave support; and
  • project management. 

Estate management 

We advise on: 

  • the application of the ECC and the Telecommunications Act 1984;
  •  the valuation of telecoms rights under the new ECC, including acting as expert witness;
  • uncontested and contested lease renewals;
  • access dispute issues;
  • trespass by travellers and neighbours;
  • rent reviews; and
  • GIS plan production. 

Who do we help?

We regularly advise MNOs, network infrastructure providers, landlords and tenants on all telecoms infrastructure matters. 

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