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City bakery expands

City bakery expands

A favourite Sheffield family bakery has expanded its operations with a fifth store serving the south-west of the city. Roses The Bakers' latest outlet for its award-winning range of bread, confectionery, savoury…

Headscarf bans and the dangers of headlines

Headscarf bans and the dangers of headlines

Beware headlines suggesting that the banning of visible religious dress in the work place is something to be undertaken without thought or concern. It is true that the European Court of Justice has given Judgment…

Brexit and the Great Repeal Bill

Brexit and the Great Repeal Bill

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution has published an interim report on the Great Repeal Bill (GRB) on 7 March which serves to underline the enormous logistical and constitutional challenges that…

£40m plus deals completed for Wake Smith

£40m plus deals completed for Wake Smith

Sheffield’s Wake Smith Solicitors has completed corporate deals worth a cumulative value of more than £40m in the last three months. The high-profile deals included the acquisition by the Red Industries group of…

Wake Smith earns IIP status for 19th year

Wake Smith earns IIP status for 19th year

Wake Smith Solicitors has retained the coveted IIP (Investors In People) Standard for the 19th year based on its staff management, quality of workplace and career progression systems. The IIP Standard explores…

Lasting Powers of Attorney for business owners

Lasting Powers of Attorney for business owners

Most people tend to assume that powers of attorney are only for the elderly and that the rest of us can manage without. Whilst the risks of losing capacity may increase with age, any of us can be involved in an…

Make sure your will is up to date

Make sure your will is up to date

A chance to sit down and review your will is important. With regular changes to the law, and to your personal circumstances, it is recommended that you should do this about every five years. Wake Smith private…

Meet the Wills & Probate team

Meet the Wills & Probate team

Prudent estate planning and putting in place a will, lasting power of attorney or even a family trust can provide peace of mind for you and avoid unnecessary stress and anxiety for family members in the event of…

Disputes following a bereavement

Disputes following a bereavement

Every year, a growing number of people find themselves in a situation where there is a disagreement after someone has passed away about the deceased's estate. Senior members of the team at Wake Smith, Nick Lambert…