From mobile and fibre operators through to infrastructure providers and developers, we understand the complexities of operating in a highly-regulated sector, both through our work and advising the government on regulatory change.


Drawing from one of the largest, specialist real estate teams in the country, we work hard to help clients across the telecommunications sector achieve success. We are one of the best known firms in the Operator market and are proud of our track record advising telecommunications clients.

Our specialist telecommunications real estate lawyers advise on all contentious and non contentious issues connected with real estate-associated telecommunications legislation. Our approach is distinctively practical, focused on delivering robust and commercial solutions.

From strategic through to business-as-usual matters, our blue chip client list is unsurpassed and we have supported our clients in the successful roll out of 4G and 5G across the country.

We are the lead advisers for an infrastructure client in respect of the Shared Rural Network, with advice across the entirety of the mainland UK.

As noted experts on the Electronic Communications Code we have also provided strategic advice on the statutory process, policy and process and general public law issues.

Featured experience

  • Advising a large landowner on the master agreements for an estate of telecommunications sites and subsequently, the completion of a large volume of individual site agreements within a particularly short space of time.
  • Providing support to a client in establishing an LTA renewals project of its cell site portfolio.
  • Advising an operator client on serving 1,500 break notices and providing ad hoc support and advice to client teams in relation to delay decom, access disputes, clauses for damage and loss arising from decom work, dilapidation claims and other disputes relating to occupation and decom.
  • Providing strategic advice and support in respect of a central London fibre based connection that is pivotal to coverage in the City and applying principles under the Electronic Communications Code.
  • CTIL -v- LTH (Praed Street) Limited (UT). The first claim brought under the ECC. The landlord asserted that paragraph 26 of the ECC could not be used as a standalone provision. An amicable compromise was reached and the first paragraph 26 Agreement was subsequently approved by an Order of the Upper Tribunal. This enabled Telefonica and Vodafone to then restore full coverage to the Paddington Station area.
  • CTIL -v- The University of London (UT and Court of Appeal). The very first substantive hearing of issues under the ECC, to determine whether a site survey is an ECC right. The successful outcome established an industry-wide principle under the ECC.

What our clients say

  • Their deep understanding of our business means they are quickly able to respond to any important changes.

    Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate

  • DAC Beachcroft has a fantastic team with great in-depth knowledge and it provides tailored support for my business requirements.

    Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.