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Spotlight on.. Duncan Shepherd

Spotlight on.. Duncan Shepherd

Lives: Worrall, Sheffield. Education: Darfield High School, Barnsley Tech and (after a gap year or 12) University of Sheffield. Work History: Various hotels & bars in Aviemore, ski & watersports instructor in…

Wake Smith boosts commercial property team

Wake Smith boosts commercial property team

Solicitor Laura Sanderson has become the latest recruit to join the commercial property team at Wake Smith. Laura joins from Gordons in Leeds where she worked for almost two and a half years, and brings significant…

Disinherited?

Disinherited?

When Mrs Jackson died in 2004, in her Will she left the majority of her £486,000 estate to The Blue Cross, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She…

Spotlight on.. Holly Dobson

Spotlight on.. Holly Dobson

Lives: Bents Green, Sheffield Education: Georgetown School, Guyana, 3 primary schools near Bognor Regis and Chichester and Chichester High School for Girls followed by Durham University. Work History: DLA…

Act ahead of incoming data protection law

Act ahead of incoming data protection law

New European Union (EU) data protection rules which will become law in May 2018 will affect every business and organisation and cannot be ignored, according to Wake Smith Solicitors. The EU's new data protection…

Essential points to consider when separating

Essential points to consider when separating

Many couples make the decision to separate before Christmas, but stay together to avoid ruining the festivities. Alison Gaddes, family law solicitor at Wake Smith, says once the Christmas tree has been taken down,…

Do you have a pre-nuptial agreement in place?

Do you have a pre-nuptial agreement in place?

The two most popular times in the year to pop the question are at Christmas and Valentine’s Day. There are benefits to this are: If you miss the Christmas proposal, you can always make amends only 6 weeks afterwards…

The home truths about cohabitation

The home truths about cohabitation

Latest research shows that the cohabiting couple family continues to be the fastest growing family type in the UK in 2016. But does the current cohabitation law provide people with the rights they think they have? Lindsey…

Seeing your grandchildren this Christmas?

Seeing your grandchildren this Christmas?

For most people Christmas is about spending time with family and watching children enjoy opening presents, all together. However, the festive period can be one of the most stressful times of the year for some families. Grandparents…