Corporate Re-Structure
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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.

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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

Corporate re-structure & growth

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Corporate re-structure services

Our clients rate us excellent

We have just completed some legal paperwork with Mrs Isabel Figueiredo and as ever she provided a brilliant service. She explained everything and made sure that my wife and I understood before proceeding. I cannot recommend her enough and thank you again.
Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Matt Saunders

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.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

Mike Blunsdon

Ellie genuinely cared and was invested in her work which added that personal touch of understanding and empathy that is needed when it comes to sensitive family matters. Her dedication and hard work secured my family and I the best possible outcome we could have hoped for.

Andrew Alvis

Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Jennifer Jay
Luchia was extremely professional yet relaxed in her approach. Her experience and knowledge were obvious and she was tactful to the extreme in some of our unconventional bequests and wishes during a Will making appointment.
Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

Your Corporate & Commercial legal 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


Hollie started her training contract in September 2019 and for the majority of her training contract and since qualifying in September 2021, has been working closely with Gemma Sumsion in the Corporate and Commercial Team. 

Specialist Corporate & Commercial lawyers


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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