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Do you own a flat? Have you considered extending your lease?

The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (“LRHUDA Act 1993”) provides leaseholders with the right to extend their lease term.  There are a few good reasons why you should consider extending your lease. Increase the...

Online Probate Service

Many people are not aware that solicitors can handle any stage of the administration process on your behalf, or simply assist with the stages you find most challenging.

What is meant by no-fault divorce?

What is meant by no-fault divorce? - Goughs Solicitors

This week marks an important moment in family law following the 12 week public consultation which showed widespread support for the implementation of no-fault divorce.

What is a Special Guardianship Order (SGO)?

A Special Guardianship Order (SGO) is an order of the Family Court introduced into the Children Act 1989 by the Adoption and Children Act 2002. An SGO can be made when a child is being cared for more often than not by people other than his/her parents...

We believe that moving home should be made easy, let us tell you how!

For most of us, buying a new property is one of the largest and most important investments of our lives, and can be one of the most stressful! At Goughs we understand the journey you are about to embark on and will do everything we can to ensure that your...

Life as an apprentice at Goughs Solicitors

Our apprentice, Jessica Hughes talks about her life as an apprentice at Goughs Solicitors.     Since starting my apprenticeship back in September 2018, working at Goughs has been a truly rewarding experience. Being the youngest person...

Goughs Solicitors raises over £14,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Over the past two years employees at Wiltshire based law firm Goughs Solicitors have been fundraising and hosting staff events and are proud to have raised over £14,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.  Since the beginning of Goughs partnership with...

Residential Property: What does 'completion' actually mean and what will happen on the day?

Congratulations! You have exchanged contracts; this means that a date for completion has been agreed between you and the seller (if you are purchasing) or between you and the buyer (if you are selling). The completion date has been inserted into the...

Establishing Causation of Fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Paul Turner, Associate Chronic Pain Lawyer at Goughs Solicitors discusses the difficulties fibromyalgia sufferers may face when it comes to proving the causative basis of their condition. One of the biggest challenges in establishing whether an accident has...

What is the difference between Attorneys and Executors?

Many people mistakenly believe that if they have appointed an Attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney ( LPA ) then that person will also act as their Executor when they die, or vice versa. This is not the case and it is therefore important to make...
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