Three's legal team has been named as UK Telecoms In-House Team of the Year

Three UK’s legal team has been named as UK Telecoms In-House Team of the Year by the prestigious Legal 500 Awards.

Unlike other Awards, this accolade is recognition by industry peers and an acknowledgement of the exceptional standard of work. They are based on interviews with tens of thousands of in-house lawyers by Legal 500 researchers throughout the year, as well as further in-depth research conducted by Legal 500 staff.

The Award caps a busy 12 months for Three’s in-house legal team where many of the team has working on Three parent company, CK Hutchison’s proposed purchase of Telefonica UK.

As a business, we are focused on making the mobile industry better for consumers through our #makeitright campaign. The legal team is instrumental to this following their work on initiatives such as Feel at Home, which allows our customers to use their UK calls, texts and data allowances in 18 countries at no additional cost. Since its launch two years ago, Three customers have saved £1.3 billion, thanks in no small part to our excellent lawyers.

Meanwhile, other members of the legal team were busying themselves with contracts for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Apple, Samsung and HTC. The work of Three’s legal team goes right to the core of the business with their expertise sought from many departments in the areas of consumer rights, marketing, advertising, data protection, protecting our reputation and much more.

Three general counsel Stephen Lerner said: “While outside recognition is always nice, the high regard in which the legal team is held internally is a much more satisfying validation of our workWe have a number of exciting challenges over the next year which I know the department will rise to again."