City bakery expands

Wake Smith Solicitors 27 March 2017
City bakery expands

A favourite Sheffield family bakery has expanded its operations with a fifth store serving the south-west of the city. Roses The Bakers' latest outlet for its award-winning range of bread, confectionery, savoury…


Wake Smith helps Sheffield pizzeria take slice of action in Manchester

Wake Smith Solicitors 22 March 2017
Wake Smith helps Sheffield pizzeria take slice of action in Manchester

Sheffield's Wake Smith has helped successful pizza company Proove Pizza open its first restaurant in Manchester as part of ambitious expansion plans. Wake Smith advised on the lease for the new 2,000 sq ft restaurant…


Court of Appeal Decision: Data Protection and Rights to Access Data

Wake Smith Solicitors 20 March 2017
Court of Appeal Decision: Data Protection and Rights to Access Data

Following a recent Court of Appeal case underlining that the motive for pursuing a Data Subject Access Request (SAR) was irrelevant (i.e. a back door route to get information to support litigation) comes a decision…


Headscarf bans and the dangers of headlines

Wake Smith Solicitors 20 March 2017
Headscarf bans and the dangers of headlines

Beware headlines suggesting that the banning of visible religious dress in the work place is something to be undertaken without thought or concern. It is true that the European Court of Justice has given Judgment…


£40m plus deals completed for Wake Smith

Wake Smith Solicitors 16 March 2017
£40m plus deals completed for Wake Smith

Sheffield’s Wake Smith Solicitors has completed corporate deals worth a cumulative value of more than £40m in the last three months. The high-profile deals included the acquisition by the Red Industries group of…


Lasting Powers of Attorney for business owners

Wake Smith Solicitors 08 March 2017
Lasting Powers of Attorney for business owners

Most people tend to assume that powers of attorney are only for the elderly and that the rest of us can manage without. Whilst the risks of losing capacity may increase with age, any of us can be involved in an…


Make sure your will is up to date

Wake Smith Solicitors 08 March 2017
Make sure your will is up to date

A chance to sit down and review your will is important. With regular changes to the law, and to your personal circumstances, it is recommended that you should do this about every five years. Wake Smith private…


Meet the Wills & Probate team

Wake Smith Solicitors 08 March 2017
Meet the Wills & Probate team

Prudent estate planning and putting in place a will, lasting power of attorney or even a family trust can provide peace of mind for you and avoid unnecessary stress and anxiety for family members in the event of…


Probate fees increase – fair and proportionate or stealth tax?

Wake Smith Solicitors 08 March 2017
Probate fees increase – fair and proportionate or stealth tax?

From May this year, assuming the Government give the go-ahead, the probate registry fee will increase vastly for all estates worth more than £50,000. The current fee payable to the Probate Registry to obtain a…


How will new inheritance tax rules affect you or your family?

Wake Smith Solicitors 08 March 2017
How will new inheritance tax rules affect you or your family?

The Government has finally honoured its promise to raise inheritance tax thresholds to £1m which will remove hundreds of estates from paying inheritance tax. But they will not benefit everyone. Breda Cashell,…


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