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Review your will for free

Review your will for free

The start of a new year is the opportune time for people to be reviewing their wills and ensuring they have powers of attorney in place. Prudent planning such as this can save you hundreds of pounds in the long…

The ability to understand

The ability to understand

The High Court has recently had to consider the correct test to be applied in order to decide whether a person had the necessary mental capacity to enter into a contract or to be a party to a court case. The Judge…

Spotlight on.. Julie Lomas

Spotlight on.. Julie Lomas

Julie Lomas    ConveyancerEducation: I went Myrtle Springs Secondary School then onto Norton College to take A Levels.  I then went to a secretarial college whilst I decided what my options were. Work History:…

Are you ready for 2017 employment law changes?

Are you ready for 2017 employment law changes?

2017 will be a busy year from an employment law perspective. Significant legislative developments and changes will govern the HR agenda amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit vote. Compliance projects…

Jordan pitches for success at Wake Smith

Jordan pitches for success at Wake Smith

Sheffield College student Jordan Hibberd successfully pitched for investment at a Dragon’s Den style event at Wake Smith Solicitors’ offices. Jordan impressed judge, and Kalcrest managing director, Steve Davies…

Driverless cars, who is responsible?

Driverless cars, who is responsible?

Driverless cars are receiving extensive press coverage. The Department of Transport set out in a consultation document in the Autumn of 2016 which states that automated vehicles will deliver social, environmental…

What is product liability?

What is product liability?

Product liability is the area of law which safeguards the public from products which can cause injury. If a business supplies products to consumers, the business owners need to make sure the products are safe. As…

Meet the Personal Injury team

Meet the Personal Injury team

Personal Injury In the face of a changing personal injury market, dominated by ever restricting legislation and cost recovery constraints led by the Government, the personal injury team at Wake Smith continues…

Winter conditions can be snow joke…

Winter conditions can be snow joke…

The first snow of 2017 is forecast this Thursday which might see the start of a colder spell for the region. An initial snow-fall might look beautiful, but the havoc it causes across the country can run into thousands…

How safe are cycle helmets...?

How safe are cycle helmets...?

Despite the volume of cyclists across the UK and the increasing popularity of cycling as a pastime and a primary form of transport, cyclists are rather left in the dark about what protection cycle helmets provide…