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Laura Saul

Associate in Commercial Property


Commercial Property


9 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:

Wildwood Artisan Gifts & Coffee Shop - "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!"

Roly’s Fudge Pantry Liverpool Limited - “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.”

Peak Performance Products (Chesterfield) 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.”

Pimoroni 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."

Recent articles by Laura Saul

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

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