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Employment law - is it a job to keep up?

Employment law - is it a job to keep up?

Keeping up to date with the constant changes to employment law can be a full time job for HR professionals. Wake Smith holds regular events to allow busy HR staff to keep up to speed with the latest legislation,…

Divorce Form Error

Divorce Form Error

The newspapers have today been awash with various headlines such as "Divorce form error could have led to unfair settlements" and "Divorce software error to hit thousands of settlements". The concern about such…

Discrimination Awards 10% Uplift?

Discrimination Awards 10% Uplift?

When the rules about funding of cases and recoverability of success fees in the Court changed a few years ago the Court ruled that to make up for not recovering all of their costs Claimants should receive a 10%…

Rent Arrears

Rent Arrears

With effect from 1 October 2015, the minimum figure for serving a Statutory Demand (and for the subsequent presentation of a bankruptcy petition) against an individual is £5,000.00. Before 1 October 2015 the figure…

Wake Smith confirms largest slice of V1 Velocity

Wake Smith confirms largest slice of V1 Velocity

Wake Smith has signed a formal agreement to lease for its new 12,500 sq ft headquarters in Sheffield city centre, taking the largest share of the V1 Velocity building. Following our August announcement to move from…

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Research has shown that many small businesses avoid engaging the services of a lawyer altogether. The prospect of complicated advice and contracts, and more importantly legal fees, leads many SMEs to bury their…

Wake Smith Helps Green-Fingered Homes Scheme

Wake Smith Helps Green-Fingered Homes Scheme

Damien Donnelly from our commercial property department has provided the legal advice for a unique green-fingered residential development in Sheffield - which furnishes each home with an allotment plot. Regional…

Make your wishes clear, and known

Make your wishes clear, and known

Death is one of the most emotional subjects, and many do not like to address the issues surrounding their last wishes and the arrangements. But the plain fact is that everyone will die, at some point, so I am always…