Family Lawyer

Work Type

Full & part time applications will be considered, permanent


Minimum 3 years PQE


Depending on experience

The Role

Due to expansion, we are excited to have a new role within the department based at our Devizes office.

The role will allow you hone and develop your skills as a successful lawyer. You will take on an already existing caseload of varied work but be given plenty of opportunities to grow the client base and workload, through various networking and business development activities that suit your skill set and strengths.

You will get the chance to become highly skilled in various methods of dispute resolution. With the support of others within department you will be encouraged to carry out your own advocacy.

There will be plenty of opportunities to broaden your role and contribute to the department by participating in marketing activities, supporting junior members of the team and being part of one of our Specialisms.

We are happy to consider full time or part time applications for this role and working hours will be discussed further at interview. When applying please provide a note of the ideal working hours/pattern you are looking for.

The Team

Our Family Team has extensive experience in handling all manner of family law matters. We provide our clients with specialist advice related to separation and divorce, children matters, finance and pensions, domestic abuse, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

The Department

The Family department itself currently houses 14 lawyers, ranging from Trainee Solicitor to Partner, along with 11 support team members across six of our offices. We are delighted that the department has been recognised and listed again in Chambers & Partners 2024 and The Legal 500 2024 guide.

Your Experience & Qualifications

You will need to have experience of Family law dealing with all aspects of divorce, separation, financial settlements, children matters, injunctions and pre/post-nuptial agreements. Excellent client care and negotiating skills will also be required.

Our Firm Goals

We carefully chose our values as a firm to ensure they reflect the way we conduct our work, both internally and externally. We embrace 5 core values; Trust, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, and Engagement. We reflect these in all areas of our practice, in particular, in our personal and dedicated service to each and every client. By embedding these values into our culture our clients recognise us as trusted advisors.

Our commitment to our clients and hard work over the years is reflected in the ‘Leading Firm‘ ranking that we have achieved for consecutive years from the prestigious Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500 directories. As a firm, we intend to continue to dedicate ourselves to our values in the pursuit of trusted advisor status.

Head of Department

Thomas Boyce

Partner and Head of Family

What are the benefits?

Annual Bonus

Agile Working

Health Care Plan

Qualifications Support

Extra Christmas Leave

Funded Socials



Goughs Solicitors
Ramsbury House
30 Market Place
SN10 1JG

Life at Goughs

Our mission is to provide excellent, trusted and truly personal legal services. How we do this is simple – we are committed to our clients, our people and our communities.

Whether you require legal services for you, your family or your business, you can rest assured that with over forty lawyers at seven easy-to-reach high street locations, you will receive high quality legal advice, tailored to meet your needs.

Chambers Top Ranked Firm UK Goughs 2024

Firm Goals & Values

We are committed to ensuring that clients always receive a tailored, personalised service and we place their needs at the centre of everything we do. 

The values are also qualities and attributes that we look for in our employees. 

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Human Resources Manager

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