Press Release: Goughs’ Armed Forces team awarded the Silver ERS Award

On 28th July 2021, Goughs Solicitors, and more specifically the Armed Forces team, discovered that they were successful in securing the Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Award.

At Goughs, our Armed Forces team is led by Mark Hood, a veteran who served a twenty year Army career in the Royal Logistic Corps as an officer before turning his skills to family law. We are strongly committed to serving the Armed Forces community, and are signatories to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

The Armed Forces Team is exceptionally proud to have been awarded Silver Employer Recognition Scheme status, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to their offering for the Services, Ex-Services and MoD community. Goughs is working with members of the community to better understand and meet the Armed Forces legal needs, and the Silver award represents a significant milestone on that journey.

Mark Hood, head of the Armed Forces sector, reflected on what this means to him and his team, “I am absolutely delighted, and proud to work in an organisation that values our service personnel, recognises their commitment to the country and their unique contribution within the firm.

I have always been pleased to be a part of an organisation that has values and standards similar to those of the armed forces that sets great store on the team ethos, puts others before itself and is filled with people who demonstrate leadership and professionalism.  These characteristics are reflected in the Silver ERS award that we have worked hard to achieve, and are proud to display on our website.

The next stage of our journey with the forces is to continue to develop and grow our offering to this community, and improve their access to legal services including giving back to the community with free 30 minute legal appointments, preferential rates and deep sector expertise.”

As part of our commitment to the Forces, we offer all members of the Forces and veterans, spouses, reservists and MoD personnel:

  • An initial appointment free of charge,

  • A 10% discount on all fees

  • Fixed fees for some areas of work

  • Complete transparency and clarity on all fees.

For more information, or to get in touch, please click here or contact Mark directly via


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