People Christelle Hutchings-Steel

Christelle Hutchings-Steel

Legal Director

Christelle has over 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, focusing on the interplay of telecoms regulation and consumer law, advising on a range of issues affecting the communications industry.

I am a dedicated and experienced communications lawyer with a passion for helping clients navigate the (sometimes) complex world of telecommunications and consumer law. Bringing a deep understanding of the challenges faced by telecommunication businesses and the legal intricacies that govern the rapidly evolving communications landscape, I am committed to providing innovative solutions and expert guidance to individuals and businesses alike.

With over 15 years of predominately in-house experience, gained at one of the UK’s leading mobile networks, I bring an in-depth and practical understanding of the mobile telecommunications business to the table – both from a B2B and B2C perspective. I enjoy using that expertise to provide commercially focused, pragmatic, legal advice that not only addresses our clients’ immediate concerns but also positions them for long-term success in the ever-changing communications landscape.

Having also worked in Brussels, following the progression of the European Electronic Communications Code and what in practice it meant for a pan-European group of telecommunication networks, I subsequently advised on the implementation on the regulatory change brought about by the Code within the UK. I also provided strategic advice on the regulation of next generation telecommunications services with a focus on IoT.

My experience ranges from helping to establish MVNOs and sub-brands, through to advising on the practical implementation of regulatory change for both B2B and B2C businesses, to advising on IT-transformation projects to ensure regulatory and legal compliance, to proposition development and product launches, to providing first line legal support to incident management programmes; I can help with providing practical and effective legal solutions while foregoing the technical “legal jargon”. ”