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Litigation Services for Business

Our Sheffield based litigation team will try and achieve a close, professional working relationship with all of our clients based on a personal working knowledge of their business and we fight each case whether you are suing or being sued just as hard as you want within the parameters of our professional obligations and the Civil Procedure rules.

We are also highly experienced in negotiating settlement on your behalf whether via mediation or otherwise as we recognise that litigation can be expensive, risky and disruptive of precious management time. Many cases are about achieving the right environment for a favourable settlement for our clients.

We are quite used to providing up to date funding advice and solutions and our focus is on sound, economically sensible and pragmatic advice.

The Sheffield based litigation team includes: a part time judge; a trained mediator; and four members of Law Society panels all of whom are highly experienced solicitors specialising in contentious matters. The team is supported by various legal professionals who are not solicitors but who are litigation specialists in their own right.

In addition to general commercial litigation and dispute resolution work we represent clients in areas including:-

  • Contractual Disputes
  • Disputes about the sale and purchase of goods
  • Disputes about the ownership of goods including title retention claims
  • Commercial fraud
  • Disputes within partnerships
  • Professional negligence disputes
  • Disputes within companies between shareholders, directors etc
  • Intellectual Property (IP) issues
  • Disputes arising from sale and purchase of companies and businesses generally
  • Construction litigation;
  • Insolvency
  • Professional regulation and administrative law
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial agency disputes

Our Litigation team are recommended in the UK Legal 500 2020.

Litigation Team

Elizabeth Shaw

Holly Dobson

Michael Doherty

Stephen Thompson
Senior Chartered Legal Executive

Our Clients Say

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The Legal 500
Mrs Pamela Smith
Mr T from Doncaster
Mr B from Sheffield
Mr T from Sheffield

At ‘excellent mid-size firm' Wake Smith LLP, Liz Shaw and Nick Lambert are ‘both excellent negotiators and litigators, who really fight their client’s corner'. This firm is also valued for its ‘extensive experience of mediation and ADR'. Holly Dobson ‘goes the extra mile'.

The Legal 500

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Our team of friendly, professional solicitors in Sheffield can provide support and advice in a wide range of areas for you and your business. Call our Sheffield Solicitors on 0114 266 6660 or fill out the simple form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sheffield Head Office - City Centre
No1 Velocity
2 Tenter Street
S1 4BY
Tel: 0114 266 6660
Fax: 0114 267 1253
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DX: 10534 Sheffield 1


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There is a large public carpark operated by NCP underneath our office building, the entrance to which is located on Solly St.

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If you have any special requirements relating to accessibility or disabled facilities please contact John Liversidge on 0114 224 2075 or at john.liversidge@wake-smith.com