Wake Smith shortlisted for Sheffield Business Awards

Wake Smith Solicitors has been shortlisted in the Sheffield Business Awards 2017.

The firm, which has serviced the legal requirements of individuals and companies across the Sheffield City Region for more than 200 years, is up for the Employer of the Year category.

Winners will be chosen on Thursday December 7 at a glittering ceremony at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

Wake Smith HR manager Jo Barnett said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award. People are our most important asset. We need to attract, manage, motivate and retain the best talent, as their ideas, and the delivery from everyone across the firm, enable us to develop the company and ensure it is a great place to work.

“Our recent project to update the company’s core values has helped to unite, engage and inspire staff. This long term project is a key part of the business’s strategy going forward and our aim is to stand out from other firms as an employer of choice in the region.”

Wake Smith Solicitors has approximately 100 staff, including 18 directors, with more than 40 experienced legal professionals; including solicitors, associates, consultants and chartered legal executives providing legal expertise and practical law advice.

Specialisms for both businesses and individuals include corporate and commercial; dispute resolution, commercial litigation; banking and finance; human resources - employment; clinical negligence and personal injury; personal tax, trusts and probate; family; commercial property, property litigation, intellectual property and IT and telecoms.

Business clients range from multi-national corporations and national charities to family businesses and individual entrepreneurs, from banks and manufacturers to local authorities, from health sector to retail developers, from PFI/PPP contractors to new media designers.

Specialist legal personal services for clients include advice for those seeking to protect their personal estates; make legal arrangements for their family; be advised on complex clinical negligence cases or personal injury claims, and for those who are moving house and require conveyancing services.

For further details call Wake Smith Solicitors on 0114 266 6660 or at legal@wake-smith.com

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