New ideas for child maintenance

New ideas for child maintenance

The Government has launched a consultation paper as to the calculation, collection and enforcement  of child maintenance. The papers applies to both the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and the old Child Support…

Separated parents guide to Christmas

Separated parents guide to Christmas

We know how stressful Christmas can be, this is further compounded for those parents who no longer live together. Trying to make arrangements which suit both parents and children can be hard. Over the years we have…

Wake Smith sorts Santa's Post Office

Wake Smith sorts Santa's Post Office

A speedy delivery of legal services by Wake Smith Solicitors means thousands of Santa's letters will be winging their way to Lapland from Sheffield. Commercial property solicitor Tom Weightman completed the lease…

Changes to Stamp Duty for first time house buyers

Changes to Stamp Duty for first time house buyers

Yesterday's Autumn Budget saw Philip Hammond announce a new regime for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) payable on residential properties by first-time buyers. The new system came into effect immediately and provides…

Lawyers help charity’s southern superstore expansion

Lawyers help charity’s southern superstore expansion

Commercial property lawyers from Wake Smith Solicitors have worked with a national charity to open two new fundraising stores – one being its biggest ever opened. Ben Spencer acted for Salvation Army Trading Company…