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SDLT: What is it and what can I do to minimise it?

SDLT: What is it and what can I do to minimise it?

With the economy showing signs of recovery and with interest rates at an all-time low, there has never been a better time to start, or expand, your property portfolio. However, as with so many things, there are…

When Does Travel To And From Work Count As Working Time?

When Does Travel To And From Work Count As Working Time?

In a European Court of Justice case referred by Spain, Advocate General Bott has given an opinion that for workers not assigned to a specific place of work, the time spent travelling from their home to their first…

Not All The Fun of The Fair

Not All The Fun of The Fair

The sun is out, the sky is blue and there's barely a cloud to be seen. The British Summer is finally here and so what better time for people to flock to funfairs, amusement parks and theme parks for a day out with…

Clampdown on Medical Negligence Legal Costs

Clampdown on Medical Negligence Legal Costs

The Department of Health announced last week their intention to limit costs for medical negligence matters for claims worth less than £100,000. The plan is to reduce the burden on the NHS budget. Limits have already…

Consumer Protection Laws

Consumer Protection Laws

The Consumer Protection Act 2015 comes into force on 1 October 2015. It operates to consolidate and reform existing consumer protection laws and introduce new rights and remedies for the sale and supply of digital…

Air Travel Claims

Air Travel Claims

With the holiday season once again in full swing the increase in air traffic inevitably means more accidents both on aircraft and in airports. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury whilst travelling…

Wake Smith Hands £500 Cheque for Sherpa Aid UK

Wake Smith Hands £500 Cheque for Sherpa Aid UK

The Wake Smith Charity Board, with the support and generosity of the firm staff, has raised £500 to help people affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Jagged Globe a Sheffield based company specialized in…

Use a Professional. Use a Solicitor

Use a Professional. Use a Solicitor

If you're setting up or running a business, legal issues can arise when you least expect them. Wake Smith's John Baddeley gives expert advice on why you should have regular contact with a solicitor