We can provide tailored, specialist and expert legal advice to you

A specialist law firm
with over 140 years experience

Many law firms say they provide legal advice and services tailored to their clients’ needs.  However, the way these firms organise themselves and the relationships they have with their clients can vary significantly.

Our approach is different. We look through your eyes, we think about your needs and take the time to understand your world.

You can rest assured that our sector specialists will provide pragmatic and practical solutions that will always meet your needs.

Armed Forces

Armed Forces

Farming & Rural Land

Farming & Rural Land

Property Investment

Property Investment

Private Wealth

Private Wealth

Housebuilding & Land Development

Housebuilding & Land Development

Legal experts you can trust

Your local family solicitors since 1882

Why choose Goughs Solicitors

Our advice is bespoke to our clients’ needs.  We find practical solutions to meet our clients’ objectives.

We establish long-term relationships with our clients and their families which is essential when providing wealth planning services.

We advise transparently on costs upfront and draw on expertise from across the firm to ensure clients’ receive exceptional value for money.

We draw on our core values of excellence, trust, teamwork, accountability and engagement to deliver a superior level of client service.

Why work with Goughs?


With offices throughout Wiltshire, we are here for face to face, or virtual appointments at a time to suit you.


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.

Our specialist areas

As a multi-disciplinary law firm we are delighted to provide expert legal services to a wide range of clients from a variety of backgrounds and industries. 

Whilst we have specialists teams in house to work with the above-mentioned sectors, this does not mean we don’t have an expert who will be able to help and advise you. 

Get in touch today to discuss your bespoke requirements. 

Our clients rate us excellent

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.

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.

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.

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.

Meet the heads of our specialist areas

Phillip Bolton

Partner & Head of Private Wealth

Phillip is a Partner and Head of the Private Wealth Team at the firm. His practice encompasses all aspects of private client work, with a particular interest in complex Wills, wealth preservation, tax mitigation, and estate planning.

Mark Hood

Solicitor & Head of Armed Forces Sector

Mark completed a twenty-year Army career in the Royal Logistic Corps as an officer before changing tack to pursue a career in the law. Mark has a particular interest in, and an understanding of the effect that life in the military has when facing relationship upheaval or other related family law problems.

Thomas Boyce

Head of Family
Head of Farming & Rural Land

Thomas joined Goughs in April 2015, was made a Partner in 2016, and is Head of the Family department. He is an experienced family law specialist and advises a wide range of clients, both married and unmarried, on the implications of relationship breakdown.

Andrew Given

Partner and Head of Land & Development

Andrew has been head of the Land & Development team since 2014 and acts for SME Housebuilders, Land Promoters, and Landowners on all aspects of development land.

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