The Legal 500 Recommends Wake Smith In 10 Practice Areas
The latest edition of The Legal 500, the leading legal directory, recognises one of South Yorkshire's leading law firms, Wake Smith LLP, in 10 different areas as well as key lawyers for their ability to represent private and business clients.
The Legal 500 recommends 8 key lawyers in the following practice areas:
Corporate and commercial - Corporate and commercial - Sheffield, South Yorkshire
- Duncan Shepherd
- John Baddeley
- Rebecca Robinson
Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation - Sheffield, South Yorkshire
- Holly Dobson
- Liz Shaw
- Nick Lambert
Human resources - Employment - Sheffield, South Yorkshire
- Mark Serby
Private client - Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Michael Tunbridge
Comments received from Wake Smith's clients are very positive and reinforce the reputation of Wake Smith throughout the Sheffield City Region:
Duncan Shepherd's three-partner corporate and commercial team at Wake Smith LLP is 'very efficient and keeps on top of things'. John Baddeley recently acted for shareholders on their sale of a 32% interest in Sheffield-based Veterinary Instrumentation to Henry Schein. Associate Rebecca Robinson 'cannot be faulted'.
At 'excellent mid-size firm' Wake Smith, Liz Shaw and Nick Lambert are 'both excellent negotiators and litigators, who really fight their client's corner'. Wake Smith is also valued for its 'extensive experience of mediation and ADR'. Holly Dobson 'goes the extra mile'. Lambert recently settled a claim against a developer client for the cost of reinstating a block of residential flats substantially destroyed by water damage.
The three-partner employment law team at Wake Smith is led by Mark Serby, and concentrates on servicing the SME market. Clients include Westfield Health and Swann Morton.
At Wake Smith, Michael Tunbridge's private client team manages over £70m of trust funds, and has niche strength in inheritance tax mitigation.