Claiming Reimbursement For Care Home Fees

Wake Smith Solicitors 27 June 2011
Claiming Reimbursement For Care Home Fees

If you or a relative are, or have been, in a nursing or care home because of physical or mental health needs you may have been paying fees that should have actually been funded by the NHS. Paying care homes fees It…


Council Car Park Case Settled: A Victory for Blue Badge Holders

Wake Smith Solicitors 20 June 2011
Council Car Park Case Settled: A Victory for Blue Badge Holders

Councils across the UK are being urged to review their parking policies for disabled motorists following the second successful legal challenge against a UK authority by five Blue Badge holders in Norfolk. The…


Celebrating £50m Deals In Tough Climate

Wake Smith Solicitors 17 June 2011
Celebrating £50m Deals In Tough Climate

Solicitors at Wake Smith are celebrating the completion of over £50m worth of corporate transactions in the last 12 months*. Despite the tough economic climate the company commercial team, headed up by partner…


What steps should I take if my company tenant goes bust?

Wake Smith Solicitors 16 June 2011
What steps should I take if my company tenant goes bust?

With the current increasing number of tenant insolvencies, it is useful to revisit a landlord's rights and remedies when their company tenant goes bust. Distress The landlord has the right to instruct a certificated…


Are "geordies" a protected species in the UK?

Wake Smith Solicitors 13 June 2011
Are "geordies" a protected species in the UK?

So, was Cheryl Cole sacked from the US version of X Factor because of her regional accent? Much has been debated in the press as to whether her ejection from the show was discriminatory action by the producers,…


DIY Wills - A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Wake Smith Solicitors 12 June 2011
DIY Wills - A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Rachel Baseley, associate in the Private Client team, highlights the pitfalls of putting together a will without seeking legal advice A friend of mine said to me the other day, "I don't know what you solicitors…


Reforms and Restrictions in Employment Law

Wake Smith Solicitors 04 June 2011
Reforms and Restrictions in Employment Law

The current Government has made plain their intentions to simplify and, in some cases, restrict some of the employment legislation which has been introduced over the past 15 years. Important changes employers need…


New Cancer Scare For City Steel Workers

Wake Smith Solicitors 02 June 2011
New Cancer Scare For City Steel Workers

News reports in the Sheffield Star this week (www.thestar.co.uk) confirmed that two thousand hospital patients are to be studied for possible links between cancer-causing chemicals and South Yorkshire's steel industry. The…


Shopping Online - Where You Stand By Law

Wake Smith Solicitors 02 June 2011
Shopping Online - Where You Stand By Law

Most of us are quite used to buying things online these days and for the large part things rarely go wrong. But what happens when it does? You will be pleased to know that by and large the law is on your side. The…

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