Contributing to the community

Contributing to the community

Our solicitors don’t just look after the legal needs of individuals and businesses across South Yorkshire – they provide input into charities and organisations across the region. Many of our team here at Wake Smith…

Wake Smith shows impressive low carbon footprint

Wake Smith shows impressive low carbon footprint

Wake Smith has come top in two categories for low carbon emissions in a national environmental survey. The firm reported the lowest total carbon emissions and the lowest emissions per employee of the 59 nationwide…

Wake Smith shortlisted for Yorkshire Legal Awards

Wake Smith shortlisted for Yorkshire Legal Awards

Wake Smith has been shortlisted in the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2018. The firm has been recognised by the judges in the Private Client category. The prestigious awards celebrate the achievements of the best lawyers…

Divorce – is it time to overhaul the law?

Divorce – is it time to overhaul the law?

The case of Tini Owens highlights an urgent need for an overhaul of current Divorce Law. The ruling will mean Tini will now have to wait until 2020 to be granted a divorce. Tini is unable to get a divorce for a…

Sheffield Bricktropolis

Lawyers model legal services for Sheffield Bricktropolis

Wake Smith Solicitors has put the building blocks in place to allow Sheffield to be transformed into a city of LEGO® bricks next month. Commercial property associate Rachael Flintoft advised on a tenancy at will…

usdata

Do you transfer personal data to a US company?

An extraordinary amount of businesses in this country, particularly businesses which capture personal data via websites, transfer EU citizens’ data to US companies. Up to now providing that the GDPR requirements…

Disciplinary procedures for employers

Disciplinary procedures for employers

Disciplinary procedures deal with difficulties arising in the employment relationship. They are sometimes the best way for an employer to tell an employee when something is wrong. It allows them to explain clearly…

Husband succeeds on wife’s maintenance claim

Husband succeeds on wife’s maintenance claim

Today the Supreme Court has handed down a Judgment allowing an appeal by a former husband against a decision of the Court of Appeal to increase his former wife’s maintenance because she had mismanaged her finances…

Grievances

Grievance handling for employers

Difficulties can arise at various points in the employment relationship with staff and employers. Businesses have grievance procedures to ensure that these challenges are dealt with fairly and consistently. Holly…

Wake Smith choose Weston Park as fundraising target

Wake Smith choose Weston Park as fundraising target

Staff at Wake Smith have voted for Weston Park Cancer Charity to become their chosen good cause for the next year. Employees at the Sheffield law firm will now spend 12 months raising cash for the charity through…