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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...

Two Goughs Trainees qualify as Solicitors

Goughs Solicitors are delighted to announce that two of their trainee solicitors have completed their training contracts and have qualified into positions within the firm. Rochelle Graham and Karling Lau have finished their studies and completed their...

Goughs Solicitors Family Department recognised again in prestigious Legal 500 guide

Wiltshire based law firm Goughs Solicitors are proud to announce that their family law team has again been recognised in the market-leading Legal 500 guide to law firms in the south-west. The Legal 500 is widely regarded as a definitive list of leading UK...

Goughs Solicitors secure Lexcel legal practice quality mark for the eighth consecutive year

Goughs Solicitors, one of Wiltshire’s leading law firms, has secured the national Law Society’s legal practice quality mark, Lexcel, for the eighth consecutive year. Lexcel is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme developed specifically...

Goughs continues to expand with the recruitment of two new solicitors

One of Wiltshire’s leading law firms, Goughs Solicitors has strengthened its growing Family and Private Client law teams with the recruitment of two new Solicitors. Georgina Catlin and Luchia Hirst who are the latest in a series of new...

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...

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...