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Wake Smith Solicitors is one of South Yorkshire’s leading firms of solicitors

Wake Smith is one of South Yorkshire’s leading firms of solicitors, based in Sheffield for over 200 years. The firm has built an enviable reputation for forging successful professional relationships. Understanding key business and individual legal needs has enabled Wake Smith to maintain and enhance its status as a leading firm of solicitors in Sheffield.


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Yorkshire Law Firm

Wake Smith Solicitors is a special Yorkshire law firm, being in Sheffield for over 200 years. Watch our video to find out more about us and what we do.


The Wake Smith team

Our people

Wake Smith Solicitors has more than 40 experienced legal professionals; including solicitors, associates, consultants and chartered legal executives providing the legal expertise and practical law advice that our clients need and value.

Many of the firm's directors and solicitors are rated as experts in their particular area of law.

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  • Swann-Morton has been associated with Wake Smiths Solicitors for nearly 20 years using a range of their services including company commercial, commercial property and employment law. Across all areas the service and professionalism has always been first class helping Swann-Morton grow its business through acquisitions and commercial property purchases.

    Due to the level of service, we receive we are pleased to recommend our employees to Wake Smiths for personal matters, particularly family and divorce law and wills and probate services which we know our employees appreciate. We look forward to working with Wake Smith for many more years.

    Mike Hirst - Swann-Morton

  • Working with Wake Smith to promote the benefits of making and leaving charitable gifts in Wills has been incredibly beneficial for Sheffield Museums. Suzanne, and the Wills and Probate team are a delight to work with; they offer a warm welcome, expert knowledge and infectious enthusiasm and are very supportive of the museums.

    Most significantly, we continue to see an increase in legacy enquiries and this helps to support the long-term future of the city’s museums and galleries. We look forward to continuing to work together.

    Kim Streets - Chief Executive - Sheffield Museums

  • Westfield Health have been working with Wake Smith for a substantial number of years and have developed an excellent working relationship. We have specifically utilised their commercial property services for the agreement of a number of leases, the sale of our previous offices and general contract advice and have always received a professional and supportive service.

    Westfield Health

  • I find the service Wake Smith offer to be of the upmost professionalism. Their staff are highly competent and deliver what’s required in a timely manner. Many aspects of the law can be extremely stressful, but we always feel in good hands. I have and would recommend their services to anyone.

    In business, you need a legal partner that you can reply on. We have found the partner in Wake Smith Solicitors.

    Richard Roebuck - Finance Director - Guardian Electrical Compliance Limited

  • Firehouse Fitness has expanded its portfolio to three state of the art gyms across Sheffield with the help of Wake Smith Solicitors who advised us on lease matters. Our expansion has come when many leisure and retail businesses have reduced their estates and Wake Smith helped us take advantage of a new location and, in turn, access a whole new set of customers.

    Working with Wake Smith was fantastic. Paul Gibbon is so conscientious with his commercial property work and always has our best interests at heart. He is a great operator and genuinely cared about the work and what he was doing. I never thought it was just a tick box exercise for him.

    Shane Beard, managing director, Firehouse Fitness

  • As a family-owned company we have always used Wake Smith Solicitors. The firm has handled the commercial property element of our business expansion into Sheffield and Worksop, complementing our base in Chesterfield. We have also used their corporate team for business matters.

    What I like about Wake Smith Solicitors is that they go above and beyond. Their advice has been second to none. They are advisors you can really rely on.”

    William Toon, managing director, Kitchen Craft Design Limited

  • We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Rebecca from Wake Smith Solicitors for her advice and knowledge, support, patience, encouragement, promptly responding to all enquiries as well as the great level of communication throughout the Charity registration process.

    Wake Smith provided an excellent service with a personal touch. They were also able to work around our tight deadline. We would will highly recommend your services to all.

    Andy Gillott & M Brasab (Saeed) - Unity Gym Project


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Our team of friendly, professional solicitors in Sheffield City Centre can provide support and advice in a wide range of areas for you and your business. Call our Sheffield Solicitors on 0114 266 6660 or fill out the simple form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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