Your personal legal advisor will help you through all of your legal matters

A tailored service you can trust with over 140 years experience

Probate can be a complicated and confusing process. Even fairly simple estates can be a challenge to administer without the right help.

At Goughs our experienced legal team is here to offer a helping hand, whether you need initial advice, assistance with a difficult stage or for someone to take responsibility for the whole probate process.


Administration of Estates

Administration of Trusts

Inheritance Disputes

The Goughs approach to Probate

At Goughs, we can support you with every aspect of Probate. Whether it’s helping sorting out an estate or you’re struggling with more complex issues, our specialist lawyers will offer a tailored service to you. You can have peace of mind in the knowledge that every aspect of probate has been handled the right way.

Here’s just some of the areas we can advise on:

  • Applying for a grant of probate
  • Investigating and valuing the estate
  • Collecting estate funds
  • Income and inheritance tax returns
  • Selling or transferring ownership of property
  • Distributing funds and assets according to the Will
  • Managing any trusts in the Will
  • If there is no Will
  • Will disputes

Our lawyers give comprehensive advice on all legal issues that can arise during Probate.

Our lawyers are here to offer you the guidance you need

Your probate solicitors since 1882

Probate FAQs

Probate is the legal process of dealing with the affairs of someone who has passed away. It can be a lengthy and sometimes stressful process, placing a lot of responsibility on the person managing the estate.

For information on our Probate Fees, please click here.

We’ve been supporting the clients all over the South West for many years. You may need assistance with the administrative side of things or you may want us to take charge of the whole probate process for you.

Our specialist probate lawyers offer friendly and straightforward guidance ensuring your duties as an Executor are carried out properly.

At Goughs we have a team of specialist legal advisors who can assist and you advise you with the administration of intestate estates.

You may have concerns about the circumstances surrounding the preparation of the Will and the validity of the Will document itself.

Our dispute lawyers specialising in contesting Wills can advise on the grounds for challenging a Will.

Our clients rate us as excellent

Legal 500

Client orientated; they ensure the client is well informed with easy to read documents.

L C, Devizes

Our Wills were dealt with efficiently, we have already recommended your firm to our daughter and husband. Absolutely brilliant – thank you.

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.

Legal 500

Goughs gives outstanding customer satisfaction. They are very approachable, reliable, courteous and informed. I would recommend Goughs to anyone.

R F, Melksham

Great service, professional, great communication and handled what was a very sensitive situation with care and compassion.

W D, Calne

Professional, helpful & knowledgeable service. Giving very clear advice in a way I could understand. Thank you.

Your Probate team

Trainee Solicitor

Partner (TEP)

Associate (FCILEx)




Partner & Head of Private Client

Trainee Solicitor


Trainee Solicitor


Trainee Solicitor


Trainee Solicitor



Associate (FILCEx)

Associate Solicitor

Associate (FCILEx)

Associate Solicitor

Partner (TEP)

Partner & Head of Private Wealth

Partner & Head of Private Client

Senior Associate (FCILEx)

Why choose Goughs?

Local since 1882, with an excellent reputation

First-class, effective service

Largest solicitors in Wiltshire

Seven offices throughout the county

Nationally accredited law firm

Recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

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Our Offices

The Strand, Calne
Wiltshire, SN11 0JU
01249 812086

Mill House, 1 New Road
Chippenham, Wiltshire
SN15 1EJ
01249 444499

23 Pickwick Road, Corsham,
Wiltshire, SN13 9BH
01249 712193

Ramsbury House
30 Market Place, Devizes
Wiltshire, SN10 1JG
01380 726913

5 Bath Road, Melksham
Wiltshire, SN12 6LN
01225 703036

2 Fore Street, Trowbridge
Wiltshire, BA14 8HX
01225 762683

Unit 5
Greenways Business Park
Bellinger Close
SN15 1BN
01249 475880

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