Private Client Lawyer/Solicitor

Job title: Private Client Lawyer/Solicitor
Work type: Full time - permanent (part time applications considered)
Experience: minimum of 5 years PQE
Location: Trowbridge

Goughs Solicitors are widely recognised as one of the leading providers of high quality legal services to both individuals and businesses throughout Wiltshire and beyond.

Our approach to business and our clients has put us ahead of our competitors. We have core values that define who we are, how we operate and the services we offer. Our success is down to our people and the strong relationship they have built with our clients.

The team
Due to expansion we are recruiting for an experienced and highly skilled Private Client Lawyer to join the department which currently comprises of 11 lawyers and seven support staff across our six offices.

Everyone works in a cohesive environment but with the autonomy to run and develop their caseload and build client relationships. Many lawyers within the team are STEP members but everyone shares their expertise, knowledge and experience to support one another.

The role
You will take on an already existing case load of varied Private Client work which will consist of Wills, Probate, Administration of Estates, LPA’s, Inheritance Tax Planning and Trusts.

There is plenty of opportunity to grow and develop the work and you will be encouraged and given the independence to build relationships with other departments and external referrers.

You will also be given the option to be actively involved with supporting and mentoring junior members of the department. 

Life at Goughs
We fully understand that work is a big part of our lives and we strive towards making the working day 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 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. Annual performance and development reviews are held with all support staff.  

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
We look for individuals who have an excellent professional manner and good people skills. You will be a flexible team player with the ability to manage a varied work load effectively and be self-motivated.

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.