Corporate Re-Structure
& Growth

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Expert advice on re-structuring and growing businesses

Having a successful business comes down to more than just providing the right products and services at the right price. The people behind and in front of your business is what makes you stand out from your competitors.

Having the aspiration to always look at ways to improve and grow is what will ensure your business continues to be the very best you want it to be. The business may face tough times during its life cycle and you may need to act quickly in making difficult decisions in order to survive.

At Goughs we are more than just lawyers, we strive to be your trusted business adviser ensuring we are at the forefront ready to provide the right advice at the right time. We can help in all areas of your business whether you are looking at pairing back and selling off parts of the business or working on a strategic growth plan in whatever shape or form that may take.

Our expertise

Corporate re-structure & growth

Our expertise include…

  • Group, holding company and subsidiary structures and set ups

  • Share buybacks

  • Share restructures – introduction of new share classes, re-designation of shares, share consolidation

  • Succession planning – focusing on exit strategies and planned retirement structures

  • Share for share exchanges

  • Corporate re-finance, asset and share security

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Corporate lawyers

Recent highlights

  • Winning tender to provide legal services for a strategic management buy out plan for the senior management team in the food manufacturing industry in the South West

  • Ongoing work for a long established veterinary client assisting with succession planning in the form of structured growth via new partner admissions and planned strategic retirements

  • Advising founding shareholders of a family wholesale on a strategic plan for retirement – working closely with appointed accountants and successfully seeing the plan through via share exchanges, share buy backs and share capital reduction

  • Advising a highly aspirational national housebuilding client on the introduction of an employee growth share scheme

Digmore Sid

Excellent service

I engaged the services of Goughs Solicitors in Trowbridge, in particular Ailie Peacock, to act on my behalf for the sale of my house. Ailie was always clear with her advice, acted in a timely manor and answered any questions I had almost immediately. She was very proactive in dealing with the other parties involved in a slightly convoluted chain.

Ailie also managed a very late request from our buyers with calm efficiency and the utmost professionalism. The end result was a smooth sale and completion, with remarkably little stress on our part. I would not hesitate from using them again.


Margaret Wilson

Clear concise advice

Quick response to e-mails or phone calls. Will certainly use again in the near future. Clear concise advice patiently given!


Mr Ian Liddle

Excellent service

Excellent service as usual.



Superb once again.

Superb once again. Goughs provides outstanding service... professional in getting the job done and conducted with grace and care. Thank you Goughs!


Ashley Stone

Rhianna Cole

The solicitor I dealt with at Goughs, Rhianna Cole, was an absolute star, I cannot fault her in any way at all. She made everything in the situation I was in so easy to understand, and she guided me through an extremely stressful time, with extreme professionalism, yet a very personal and sensitive touch. Can't big them up enough.



Matt Saunders

Made first-time buying a (relatively) simple process!

Sophie was very attentive and responsive and understood the need to act quickly in regard to our purchase process. She was diligent with the paperwork and was very easy to talk to and clear at explaining what was required in terms of action from our side and from the seller.




Rowena is very professional and very prompt response every time I needed something.


Paul Ealey

Gemma combines sound commercial judgement with a refreshing clarity and approach.  An excellent commercial lawyer.



Very human, understanding, trustworthy, feeling of honesty.


Mr & Mrs C

Friendly exact explanations on all legal aspects, helpful throughout and always with a smile.



I could not have wished for a more professional dedicated team, I am so grateful for all their help and support, I would highly recommend Goughs solicitors to family and friends.


Your commercial team

Gemma Sumsion

Head of Real Estate & Corporate

Gemma is a Partner and Head of Real Estate & Corporate. She specialises in commercial property and corporate matters, acting for a wide range of clients.

Hollie Plumb

Trainee Solicitor

Hollie started her Training Contract with the firm in September 2019 in the Family Department, and since March 2020, she has been based in the Commercial team. Hollie has a particular interest in Corporate transactions, which includes Business Sales/Purchases and Corporate Restructuring.

Specialist lawyers for
all your corporate and
commercial needs


We draw from a wide range of disciplines to support you in keeping your business moving forward.


Goughs have been providing legal services to businesses across the south west since 1882.


We deal with a wide variety of corporate clients so have the expertise to ensure all your needs are dealt with by one team.

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