Our History

Understanding the legal needs of key business and individuals in South Yorkshire and across the UK has enabled the firm to continue expanding to become one of Sheffield's leading law firms. Our specialist knowledge and expert legal advice has helped us to become one of the most respected law firms in the north of England.

The practice was founded back in 1802 by Bernard John Wake and was then known as Wake & Sons. In 1934, the firm of Smith Smith and Fielding amalgamated with Wake & Sons to create Wake Smith & Co.

Wake Smith & Co eventually merged with Benson Clegg in August 2006, and later with Tofields, in 2007, forming Wake Smith & Tofields. In May 2011, Wake Smith & Tofields converted to a limited liability partnership and took the name of Wake Smith LLP.

Steeped in local history, Wake Smith has been established in Sheffield for more than 200 years and is now one of the leading practices in the region. Proud of its deeply rooted heritage, the firm has built an enviable reputation for forging successful professional relationships.

In May 2015, Wake Smith LLP converted to Wake Smith Solicitors Limited.

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