Wake Smith opens doors to new HQ
11th May 2016
Law firm Wake Smith cemented its move to new prestige office premises in Sheffield city centre with a lively launch party attended by directors, colleagues, clients and VIPs from across the Sheffield City Region.
The 200-year-old company, which moved into state of the art premises at No 1 Velocity earlier this year, entertained in excess of 200 clients, professional colleagues and friends at its new HQ. Guests were also on hand to see Wake Smith unveil a brand new piece of boardroom artwork commissioned from Sheffield contemporary artist Paul Evans. The move marks a significant development for the growing firm and Chairman Nick Lambert said: "Moving to No 1 Velocity has significantly improved our profile in Sheffield positioning our teams in the heart of the business sector. It's exactly where we need to be. "These are exciting times for the company and we are seeing significant growth particularly in commercial property and corporate services and the signs are that this is likely to continue. "The move has stimulated a renewed company-wide spirit of optimism and determination. These are important tools which help us to remain strong and competitive as we push forward and continue to handle an increasingly diverse and complex range of legal work." The firm has also taken on two key recruits to bolster its team. Commercial solicitor Gavin Hesketh joins Wake Smith's corporate team from Ironmonger Curtis LLP while solicitor Scott Haslam takes up a new position in the personal injury and clinical negligence team after five and a half years at Barnsley-based Raleys. The new office on Tenter Street, newly fitted out by Wake Smith, provides a fully open plan working environment for all of its staff, first rate client meeting rooms and facilities, much-needed room for expansion and the latest in information and communications technology. www.wake-smith.com