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Wake Smith celebrates five staff appointments

Wake Smith celebrates five staff appointments

Wake Smith Solicitors has made five appointments as it heads into the final quarter of 2017. Following stable turnover and growth since our move into city centre offices in 2016, we are aiming for five per cent…

Collecting your Debts – all change

Collecting your Debts – all change

Wake Smith debt recovery manager Louisa Kearns looks at forthcoming changes to the way in which debts are collected. The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (“Protocol”) comes into force on 1st October 2017.  It…

Solicitors' team to run the distance

Solicitors' team to run the distance

Staff at one of Sheffield's longest established law firms, Wake Smith Solicitors, will take to the city’s streets for the Sheffield 10k on 24 September in aid of animal welfare. The team, comprising of Lorraine…

Inheritance tax relief - don't miss out

Inheritance tax relief - don't miss out

The Residence Nil Rate Band Allowance (RNRB) is a tax relief for those who may inherit property which can reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable. It came into effect in April 2017. Suzanne Porter, a director…

Not said ‘I do’ yet?

Not said ‘I do’ yet?

If you are living with your partner, but not married, are you aware that if you were to die your partner would have no automatic right to any of your assets? Wake Smith private client solicitor Louise Rudkin looks…

Think of the children

Think of the children

Wake Smith private client solicitor Louise Rudkin looks at the practicalities and responsibilities of becoming a new mum. “Having recently become a new parent, my mind has turned to the important issue of updating…

Succession Planning Post Brexit

Succession Planning Post Brexit

Many UK nationals own assets in the European Union and may be asking what will happen to those assets once we have left the EU? Suzanne Porter, a director and private client solicitor at Wake Smith Solicitors,…

With all my worldly goods I thee endow...??

With all my worldly goods I thee endow...??

The Court of Appeal have this week held that a wife of over 20 years should not share in her husbands wealth as of right but be entitled sufficient only to a sum to meet her “reasonable needs”. When Mrs Hart married…