Litigation Solicitor

Job title: Litigation Solicitor
Work type: Full time - permanent 
Experience: 2 years+ PQE
Location: Greenways Business Park, Chippenham 

Our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team forms part of our multi-disciplined Commercial department who offer high quality legal services to businesses and individuals throughout the West and beyond. The Commercial department currently comprises of 15 lawyers, including a Professional Support Lawyer, and six support staff.

Due to its success the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team, along with the firm’s Commercial lawyers , has moved to new office premises on the outskirts of Chippenham to enable it to continue to progress and expand. The new premises are less than a mile from the train station which is on the Bristol to Paddington mainline and only three miles from junction 17 of the M4.

This is your chance to be part of an ambitious, thriving and successful team that prides itself on the balanced and realistic advice it provides for its clients and the strong reputation it has gained as a result.

The team
Due to continued expansion we are looking to recruit a Solicitor to the team which currently comprises four lawyers ranging from Trainee to Equity Partner.

The role
You will be required to work with the existing successful team to continue to develop the work, client base and contentious specialisms within the team as well as service and support the Firm's existing established client base.

You will have the opportunity to work one on one with our marketing team to create bespoke marketing campaigns and have the autonomy to utilise all marketing and social media opportunities to establish a personal and team face and brand.  

Growth is certainly a buzz word for Goughs and the Commercial department and this role is no exception.  The opportunity for further expansion is through the training and support of our trainees and part of this role will be to support their development. 

Life at Goughs
We fully understand that work is a big part of our lives and we strive towards making the working day one you will have in an enjoyable environment.

We actively bring together the offices and departments as much as possible through our social and charity committees. We have an annual away day which is all about team building, unwinding and having fun!

We are committed to helping our employees strive for a healthy work life balance and we are open to discussing flexible and remote working arrangements.

We believe in investing in our staff and offer a tailored career structure and appraisal scheme to our lawyers and central services staff. The success of this is evident with many of our Partners and Equity Partners having started with us as trainees or junior lawyers.  

Salary and benefits
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes a minimum of 26 days of holiday per year plus bank holidays.

You will be able to earn a discretionary bonus as part of our Individual Performance Objectives (IPO) bonus scheme which encapsulates not just fee earning but other areas of the role such as networking, building your brand or mentoring junior members of staff.

You will be enrolled into our Group Personal Pension Scheme after three months of employment and will have access to a healthcare cashplan from your first month with us.

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Your qualities
It is essential that you have strong previous experience in Civil and Commercial Litigation and a basic knowledge of Insolvency Law, Planning Law, Professional Negligence general tortious claims and Contentious Probate is desirable but not essential.

We are looking for an individual who has a professional approach with good client handling and care skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must have.

Contact us
If you wish to apply, please send your CV, along with details of your minimum salary requirements to

For any queries relating to the role, please contact Lauren Bridger, Senior HR Executive  Email:, Phone: 01225 762683

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Goughs Solicitors are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.