Laura Saul

Director in Commercial Property


Commercial Property


11 Years


Laura studied at both Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield. She trained at a Sheffield law firm and, on qualification in 2012, remained there to specialise in commercial property. Laura then worked in Leeds before joining Wake Smith in 2016.

Main Areas of Work:

  • Landlord & Tenant work - leases, renewals, surrenders and licences
  • Experience in the retail sector
  • Acquisitions of Commercial Property
  • Disposals of Commercial Property
  • Portfolio Management

Great / Notable achievements at Wake Smith:

• Advising Salvation Army Trading Company Limited in relation to their Lease requirements for both stores and distribution centres

• Acting for a developer client on the purchase of the Old Town Hall in Sheffield

• Advising new independent Sheffield businesses on their Leases of premises, including Treehouse Board Game Café, and Wildwood Gifts and Coffee Shop.

• Handling the Lease negotiations for Baby Basics UK’s move into larger Sheffield premises

• Advising on the acquisition of a site for the construction of TL Killis & Sons Limited’s new headquarters

• Dealing with the property requirements of Kitchen Craft Design Limited

• Negotiating the new lease for London entertainment venue, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

What clients say about you:

"Laura Saul, who specialises in landlord and tenant work, is also highly recommended for her ‘outstanding attention to detail’." - Quoted in The Legal 500 2024

A huge thank you to the amazing Laura Saul at Wake Smith Solicitors. She is the most professional, thorough solicitor you could hope to have. Make sure if you’re doing a commercial lease of any kind, you use her.”Treats Club Limited 

"Laura's support is superb. The structure of the commercial lease was complicated and something we would not have been able to understand on our own. Laura offered clear advice throughout and completed a really good job for us." - Treehouse Board Game Café Limited

“Laura at Wake Smith Solicitors provided such a great service. She was efficient, answered all my queries, even before I took the plunge on the lease, and kept me up to date with everything. Not having had any experience of renting a property before, Laura explained everything and took all the worry away.” - The Woman In Me

 "Wake Smith were the best solicitors we have ever worked with for our commercial lease. They were the first to respond to our enquiry & were refreshingly brilliant in keeping us updated of progress every step of the way. We can’t recommend Laura Sanderson highly enough. She explained everything so clearly to us & was extremely thorough in negotiating the best possible lease for us. Now we’ve worked with Wake Smith we won’t be going anywhere else in future. A great experience from start to finish!" - Wildwood Artisan Gifts & Coffee Shop

 “Laura Sanderson has acted for me several times for a business restructuring, a house purchase and again on commercial lease negotiations.  She is always professional but personal, and Wake Smith itself is a really polished operation, with great modern facilities, board rooms etc. I just wouldn't go anywhere else now.  Recommend highly.” - Roly’s Fudge Pantry Liverpool Limited -

 “Laura Sanderson helped us complete a very frustrating transaction with great expertise and understanding. I cannot thank her enough and would highly recommend Wake Smith.” - Peak Performance Products (Chesterfield) Limited

"Laura Sanderson of Wake Smith Solicitors represented us recently negotiating a complex commercial lease. The service we received was exceptional. The high level of legal expertise was clear from the start. Professional but approachable and always available for any question however minor. I would not hesitate to recommend them." - Pimoroni Limited 

Recent articles by Laura Saul

Wake Smith helps couple reopen well-known Sheffield pub
Wake Smith helps kitchen specialists target east Sheffield
Environmental Compliance for Commercial Landlords
Planning to lease your first commercial premises?
Advice on Lease Requirements
Tenants - Renewing a commercial lease

Wake Smith helps serve up first permanent premises for London based dessert bar
Commercial landlords have one year to sort environmental compliance
Wake Smith negotiates new 10 year lease extension for the popular boardgame cafe
Wake Smith help plans for only permanent gallery in the North for learning disability artists
Wake Smith helps turn retail dream into reality

Wake Smith help kitchen specialists expand
New lease of life for Sheffield community facility 
Wake Smith helps electronics manufacturer switch to larger base
Sheffield hairdresser wild about new salon
Wake Smith helps new HQ land purchase for Sheffield cleaning equipment supplier
Wake Smith bag new lease for Sheffield tote manufacturer
Wake Smith take waffle out of lease agreement for expanding Sheffield business

Contact us