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NHS Pensions on Divorce

By Alice Blackmore , 27th November 2020 It is not uncommon for the value of one party’s NHS pension fund to be the largest matrimonial asset. Therefore, pensions can be one of the most significant assets in a marriage and cannot be ignored. It is...

Good Divorce Week 2020

Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign, that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first.

Life Assurance Scheme

In recognition of the increased risk faced by staff during the crisis the Government has introduced a life assurance scheme for those people working in England.

Overseas Child Maintenance Orders

By Mark Hood , 12th November 20202 As a former serviceman living in this part of the country, I see a lot of military and ex-military personnel who have unique family law issues to deal with. A  case I dealt with recently would be considered...

Goughs Are Open For Business

Goughs are proud to be Open For Business. Find out more.

Christmas and Children Arrangements

The festive period can be a stressful time for many families, especially separated parents, but naturally everyone involved should work towards making Christmas enjoyable for the children. The Family Law team at Goughs Solicitors has worked with thousands of clients over the years offering advice and support to achieve just that. 

Family Team Celebrate National Recognition

The successful and growing Family Team at Goughs, have been recognized as a ‘Band 1’ department by the prestigious Chambers and Partners legal directory.

Moving Home During a Pandemic and Lockdown

As moving home continues to be a top-priority for many, to benefit from the current government imposed reductions on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), we asked Residential Property Practitioner, Donna Linden, everything you need to know about moving home during a pandemic.

Coronavirus - Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

By Luchia Hirst , 22nd October 2020 The current pandemic has, without doubt, prompted many of us to focus our attention on the importance of putting arrangements in place, should the worst happen. As a direct result of this, there has been a large increase...

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...

Want to be our charity of the year? Apply now!

We have launched a brand new application process for charities to apply to become Charity of the Year for 2021/2022.  Each year, we work closely with carefully selected official charity partners helping to both raise awareness and funds for some...

Collaborative Law - 'The Good Divorce'

What are the benefits of collaborative law?

The process can:

  • Reduce the emotional strain on families
  • Provide couples with support and enable them to build a better relationship after separation
  • Protect children from disputes
  • Avoid the uncertainty - and cost - of litigation.

Gifts to Charity

When making a Will, many people choose to make provision for a charity or charities in their Will, mainly for personal reasons, however this can also be an effective way to reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable on your estate.

Separation, divorce and COVID-19

Written by Richard Bebb, 3rd of September 2020 ‘Unprecedented’ has been one of the most familiar words in recent months. It certainly applied to our domestic and family arrangements during lockdown. Most couples had never had to spend so long in...

New School Year, New Start

By Matthew Drew , 25th August 2020 The summer holidays are over and children are about to embark upon the next chapter as they move into the new school year – or perhaps to a new school altogether. This new school year marks a huge positive step...

Private Wealth, COVID-19 & Business

We are proud to specialise in all areas of non residential land and property acquisitions and disposals as well as business succession planning, including business restructures, refinance arrangements and preparing shareholder and partnership agreements. 

Protecting Wealth & Family Law

Partner, Ross Phillips, provides advice on the complexities of divorce and high net worth wealth.

Private Wealth, Wealth Planning & Wealth Preservation

Advice for family business owners on estate planning and wealth preservation by Phillip Bolton, Partner and Head of Private Wealth.

Domestic Abuse - Legal Overhaul Needed

By Alice Blackmore , 31st July 2020 You will no doubt have all heard and seen the case concerning Johnny Depp and Amber Heard which has been dominant across the news networks recently. It is unfortunate that a case involving two high profile celebrities...

Goughs Solicitors & The Armed Forces

Goughs Solicitors has been part of the Wiltshire landscape since 1882, and in 2015 we signed up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. This is a pledge to support the armed forces community and to recognise the value that serving personnel (both regular and reservist), veterans, and military families contribute to our business and our country.

Trowbridge Town Trust Supports the Needy & Deprived

Trowbridge Town Trust was established in 1966 with the intention of providing support to the needy and deprived in Trowbridge and the surrounding villages, such as Southwick and North Bradley. The Trust has a fund to distribute and is currently accepting...

We've Been Fundraising For Alzheimer's Support

We are delighted to announce that we have raised in excess of £5,000 over the past 12 months for Alzheimer’s Support. Find out how...

COVID-19 - How will Coronavirus affect the agricultural sector?

Farming businesses are hugely affected by the rapid spread of coronavirus and you need to think and act quickly to find ways in which to tackle the impact of the virus on your business.  It is vital that adequate measures are in place to ensure...

Goughs Solicitors appoints four new trainees

Following a rigorous selection process, we’re delighted to announce the appointment of three new trainee solicitors, Hollie Plumb, Natasha Miller, and Louis Mancini. Hollie obtained a first class degree in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course...