Goughs Solicitors has been recognised again as one of the South West's leading law firms

For the third year running we have been ranked as a leading firm by the prestigious Legal 500 directory. The experienced and dedicated team of family lawyers has once again received exemplary feedback and accreditation. In addition, we have also been recognised for our Wills, Trust and Probate work for the first time receiving some excellent testimonials.


The Legal 500 is widely regarded as a definitive list of leading UK and worldwide law firms. To be awarded its listing Goughs had to undergo a thorough and rigorous ranking process.

The Legal 500 rankings are based on a combination of research and client feedback, and highlight only firms with the strongest reputations who provide the most highly valued advice to clients.

Clients contacted by The Legal 500 to provide anonymous testimonials to support the rankings praised the firm's “excellent service” with lawyers who “work together to provide sensible, appropriate and achievable solutions.” Leaving the client “with a feeling of confidence and a clear understanding of the issues involved.

Clients also described the firm's lawyers as "Responsive, courteous and professional”, and "Very down to earth,", highlighting their "excellent relationship with clients".

Equity Partner and member of the family team, Richard Bebb, commented:

I have been closely involved with our Legal 500 applications from the start. The depth of client service and knowledge required to achieve ever more demanding ratings is second to none. I am therefore exceptionally proud of the achievements of the family team in securing its third consecutive ranking. . It is thoroughly deserved and recognises the team’s dedication to every client and case. We are continuing to grow our family team with great talent to ensure we continue such levels of success.”

Phillip Bolton, Partner and member of the Private Client Team and Goughs said:

It is a great testament to the level of hardwork and commitment from across the firm that the Private Client Team have been recognised by such a prestigious organisation for their work in Wills, Trusts and Probate. The recognition comes at a time when the team has been creatively signing wills and other legal documentation, through windows and at safe distances throughout 2020 to ensure we can still deliver exceptional levels of service to all our clients. This commitment to our clients has been gratefully rewarded.”

Phillip Bolton was noted in the Legal 500 for having “a calming presence and a gift for explaining technical issues in plain English without patronising."