Corporate Commercial Solicitors

Job title: Corporate Commercial Solicitors
Work type: Full time - permanent (Part time applications will be considered)
Experience: minimum of 2+ years PQE
Location: Greenways Business park, Chippenham

Our Corporate Commercial team forms part of our multi-faceted Commercial department who offer high quality legal services to businesses and individuals throughout Wiltshire and beyond. 

The Commercial department currently comprises of 10 lawyers, including a Professional Support Lawyer, and nine support staff across our seven offices. 

Over the last three years the Commercial department has seen its fee income increase by over 20%. 

Due to its continuing financial success the Corporate Commercial team, along with the wider department, moved to a new fit for purpose office premises on the outskirts of Chippenham so that it can continue to grow and develop. 

This is your opportunity to work in a fast paced, exciting, energetic and agile environment where you will gain valuable experience and exposure to high quality work from a varied client base. 

The team
Due to continued expansion we are looking to recruit Solicitors to the team which currently comprises of three lawyers from Trainee Solicitor to Equity Partner. 

You will initially be based at our Trowbridge office to work alongside our Head of Commercial, Gemma Sumsion, before moving across to the new offices early next year. 

The role
You will have the opportunity to further bolster the already impressive broad Corporate Commercial caseload of local and national clients. 

We believe that relationships are key to the department's success and you'll be actively encouraged to work openly and collaboratively with other professionals including Accountants, Financial Advisors, Surveyors and financial institutions. 

You will be supported to strive towards being a trusted business advisor, spending time getting to know your clients and their businesses, so that you can deliver a bespoke tailored service. You will be dealing directly with the business owners and decision makers. 

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. The success of this is evident with many of our Partners and Equity Partners having started with us as Trainees or junior lawyers. 

This is an exciting opportunity to experience a more relaxed pace of life with the advantages of having excellent road and rail links on your doorstep.  

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
You'll be a confident business developer with the capability and drive to go out and get the work, along with the ability to build effective internal and external relationships. 

We are looking for individuals who are commercially and financially aware that work in a methodical way with strong analytical and problem solving skills. 

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.