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Assured Shorthold Tenancies - Increase In Annual Rent

At present, if the annual rent of a residential tenancy is more than £25,000 per annum then it cannot be an assured shorthold tenancy. However, with effect from 1 October 2010, any residential tenancy where the…

Wake Smith helps Hatchery entrepreneurs at SHU

Wake Smith helps Hatchery entrepreneurs at SHU

An innovative local business, established through Sheffield Hallam University's (SHU) business start-up service and with the help of law firm Wake Smith & Tofields, will be celebrating 6 months successful trading…

Wake Smith prepares businesses for the Equality Act 2010

Wake Smith prepares businesses for the Equality Act 2010

Employment experts from Wake Smith & Tofields are set to meet employers from across the region who are eager to learn more about the imminent arrival of the Equality Act 2010, the single biggest piece of discrimination…

Is Big Brother watching you?

Is Big Brother watching you?

After 11 series and over 1,000 hours on our TV screens, Big Brother is coming to an end. However, over the past 10 years, has the reality show become a reality for employees across the UK?   Certainly for the…

Sheffield legal experts help launch Taste Tideswell

Sheffield legal experts help launch Taste Tideswell

Wake Smith & Tofields has been appointed by local produce enterprise Taste Tideswell to provide legal advice in its quest to launch several community led business ventures.   Tideswell was recently awarded a £400,000…

Wake Smith launches healthcare division

Wake Smith launches healthcare division

Wake Smith  has launched a specialist healthcare team to provide expert guidance to those working in the healthcare industry in Yorkshire.   Pressures to make cost efficiencies amidst increasing Government budgetary…

Getting paid for getting dressed

Getting paid for getting dressed

You may have heard on the radio or read in the weekend papers that a policeman in Germany has been awarded 7 extra days holiday a year after complaining to a court that changing into his uniform every day amounted…