Commercial & Corporate News

Goughs Solicitors celebrates being listed in the top three tiers of the Legal 500 guide

At the end of last year, members of our family law team were listed in the top three tiers of the prestigious Legal 500 guide to law firms in the south-west. The Legal 500 is widely regarded as a definitive list of leading UK and worldwide...

Love is in the Air at Work...

If you are a hopeless romantic, the prospect of 2 work colleagues getting together, falling in love and living happily ever after is a fairy tale come true.  As we spend much of our adult life in work, romantic relationships between colleagues is...

Hidden Disabilities - How aware are you as an employer?

Most employers are aware of their legal obligations under the Equality Act, and would not blatantly discriminate against an employee who has a disability. When the disability is a physical one, it is usually more obvious to the employer, but mental...

Goughs Solicitors nominates Alzheimer's Support for their Charity of the Year 2019

One of Wiltshire’s leading law firms, Goughs Solicitors, is delighted to announce that its charity of the year for 2019 is Alzheimer’s Support.    Alzheimer’s Support is an award-winning local charity, whose head office is in...

New Year sees Goughs Solicitors welcome seven new recruits

One of Wiltshire’s leading law firms, Goughs Solicitors, has kick started the New Year by announcing the appointment of seven new recruits firm wide, the highest number of recruits to start at any one time. This includes the recruitment of a new Head...

Goughs Solicitors charity golf day raises over £5,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire based law firm Goughs Solicitors recently held its 9 th annual charity golf day at Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford on Avon in support of its nominated charity for 2018 - Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The day was attended by over 60 guests from the...

Aggressive Litigation - how much is too much?

The recent case of PJSC Aeroflot - Russian Airlines v Leeds & Anor Trustees of the estate of Boris Berezovsky) & Ors [2018] EWHC 1735 (Ch) (06 July 2018) highlights the dangers of conducting litigation with unusually high levels of aggression. ...

25th May 2018. GDPR day!

25th May 2018. GDPR day! No-one who uses a digital communication device will have missed this. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect from today. What does it mean?   It creates a new up to date regime for our relationship with...

Goughs Solicitors wins 'Professional Services Provider of the Year' at Chippenham Business Awards 2018

Goughs Solicitors, widely recognised as one of the leading providers of high quality legal services to both individuals and businesses throughout Wiltshire and beyond has been named Professional Services Provider of the Year 2018 at the Chippenham BID...

Update: for Residential Landlords and their agents - Homes and Housing Standards

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill passed its second reading in Parliament recently and is now going to the Committee Stage. It is intended to amend previous legislation and to provide that, in any residential...

GDPR in Context

We will all have received emails urging us to spend a fortune on software or consultancy to save us from the “perils” of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which are coming into force on 25 th May 2018.  This article seeks to...

Findings of independent market research surveys provide an excellent start to the New Year for Goughs Solicitors

In a year which has seen one of Wiltshire’s leading law firms, Goughs Solicitors being one of only eight firms nationally shortlisted for the Excellence in Law Management Award at the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards; and then going on to win...

Goughs Solicitors' "Values Initiative" receives further plaudits as firm is awarded runner up in Law Firm of the Year award

One of Wiltshire’s leading law firms, Goughs Solicitors, is delighted to announce that they have secured the accolade of runner-up law firm of the year awarded by a distinguished panel of High Court and District Judges at the recent GWILS awards...

Overage payments and Affordable Housing sales

A recent Court of Appeal decision highlighted the need for very careful drafting when documenting “overage” (uplift) payments on development land. In the case of Burrows Investments Limited v Ward Homes Limited , the developer had agreed to pay...

Goughs Solicitors named as finalists in the "Law Firm of the Year" and "CSR Firm of the Year" categories at the Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Law Society Legal Excellence Awards 2017

One of Wiltshire’s leading law firms, Goughs Solicitors is delighted to announce that it is a finalist in two categories of the Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Law Society (GWILS) Legal Excellence Awards 2017, namely “Law Firm of the Year”...

HR and Employment Seminar - 'Time to say Goodbye'

How to manage the exiting employee, and Farewell Data Protection Act and welcome to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Thursday 23rd November 2017 5.00pm - 6.30pm Guyers House, Corsham, SN13 0PS Kevin Basnett, Managing Partner and Angela...

Community Infrastructure Levy update

It’s always important to check before sending legal notices by post.  Service by standard post is often fine, but it can lead to difficulties if you need to prove you have formally served a notice. The Planning Inspectorate recently heard an...

Goughs Solicitors shortlisted for the national Law Society Excellence in Law Management Award 2017

One of Wiltshire’s leading law firms, Goughs Solicitors is delighted to announce that it is one of only eight firms nationally to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards in the category of “Excellence in Law...

Property developers and rights of way...

“In the end we had to pay the neighbour £50,000 and their legal costs just to allow us to access the site!”  No one wants to be this person.  And you definitely don’t want to be the developer who also has to pay all of...

Goughs Solicitors secures Lexcel Quality Mark for the sixth consecutive year

We are pleased to announce that we have recently secured the national Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel for the sixth consecutive year. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised...

Repair obligations in a commercial lease

If you are a tenant entering into a new lease of commercial premise it is important that you understand what you are agreeing to with regards to repairs. An onerous repairing obligation could result in you being responsible for costly repairs during the term...

General Election 2017: Manifesto pledges on housing

Theresa May’s snap election call left the political parties scrambling to produce their manifestos in time for the General Election on 8 June.  Whatever your politics, housing is sure to be a key issue for the next government, with experts...

HR and Employment Seminar - The Top 10 Tricky Employment Issues

Top 10 Tricky Employment Issues: How to deal with them, what to do if it goes wrong and how to avoid disputes and claims Thursday 22nd June 2017 5.00pm - 6.30pm Guyers House, Corsham, SN13 0PS Kevin Basnett, Managing Partner and Angela Protheroe,...

When a break notice is not enough...

When agreeing a lease a tenant will be pleased to be allowed a right to break the term of the lease – this will allow the tenant to serve notice on his landlord to bring the lease to an end on a specified date or dates before the end of the agreed...

Quiz and a Chilli Evening - In aid of Julia's House and Wiltshire Air Ambulance

You’re invited... Quiz and a Chilli 7pm for 7.30, Wednesday 22nd March, Cumberwell Golf Club Goughs Solicitors will be hosting a Quiz and Chilli evening on Wednesday 22nd March with all proceeds going to our charity partners for 2017 - Julia’s...
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