Sheffield-based law firm Wake Smith Solicitors has appointed a new director and head of residential conveyancing operations.
With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, Bonita Wolfenden will be working with directors Anne Emmerson and Amanda Cowley, both highly regarded conveyancers, leading the 15-strong team with a focus on developing and growing the Wake Smith conveyancing brand in the city centre and regional markets.
Bonita joins Wake Smith following a director role at Switalskis Solicitors where she launched and managed the South Yorkshire conveyancing team at the firm.
Before Switalskis, Bonita was a partner at Keebles where she headed up a reputable and busy residential conveyancing department across Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster.
Bonita said: “Having lived in Sheffield for over 20 years, I have developed a good knowledge of the city, surrounding suburbs and the fantastic areas that make up this wonderful part of the country.
“I’m excited to be working with my new colleagues – all of whom are passionate about delivering a great client experience beyond expectations.
“Wake Smith has a strong reputation in Sheffield, with well-regarded lawyers and great clients. I am looking forward to working back in the office, which means I can be on-hand to drive and support the busy team, but also take advantage of the multi-disciplinary approach that a corporate and commercial law firm can bring.
“Getting back into the office is crucial for a conveyancing department to grow and flourish after the difficult few years everyone in the industry has had. Now is the time to focus on teamwork, to re-group and working together will improve the service we can offer to our clients at Wake Smith.”
Paul Gibbon, acting head of property at Wake Smith Solicitors, said: “Bonita is a talented solicitor, and she will be huge asset to our firms as she takes control of our conveyancing team. Her experience in the local area and her breadth of specialist knowledge will be invaluable to both the team and our clients. We’re excited to see the department continue to grow, ultimately helping to cement our position within market.”