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Thomas Boyce

Head of Family
Head of Farming & Rural Land

Practice Areas

Divorce & Family

Office Location



Farming and Rural Land

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About Thomas Boyce

I studied at Jesus College, Oxford, and the University of the West of England before joining Burges Salmon in 2003 where I subsequently qualified as a Solicitor.

I joined Goughs in April 2015, was made a Partner in 2016, and am Head of the Family department.

I am an experienced family law specialist and advise a wide range of clients, both married and unmarried, on the implications of relationship breakdown. Typically my cases involve complex issues, and I specialise in matters which involve Trusts, pensions, and business structures. A large proportion of my work involves marital agreements, which include pre and post nuptial agreements, separation agreements, and cohabitation agreements.

What I like about working for Goughs

Goughs is very much a community of like-minded people who are committed to providing excellent service for our clients.

Accreditations / certifications / panel representation:

Recommended by the Legal 500 UK, who note I have “a high level of experience in the area of Family Law” (Legal 500, 2019) and that I contribute my “city experience and expertise without any form of arrogance” (Legal 500, 2022)

Recommended by Chambers & Partners, who rank me as a Band 1 lawyer who is “talented”, “technically astute” and “very empathetic and able to deal with complex family business” (October, 2022)

Member of Resolution

Former co-chair of the National Resolution Drafting Committee

Former Bristol Resolution Committee member

Governor of King Edward’s School, Bath

Lansdown Cricket Club Committee member

Vice President of Bath Old Edwardians Rugby Club


I am proud to be the head of Goughs’ Farming and Rural Land team, a group of legal experts who work together to advise members of the agricultural community on their legal needs.

Greatest Achievement

Like many people, coping with a mix of work and homeschooling during a global pandemic will be hard to forget. I will always be proud of the way that my family and I, and those who I work with, have faced the challenges and continue to come together to work through it.

Supported by...

I am supported by a fantastic team of people, primarily my assistant Sabine Hussey, whose contact email is

“Sabine was excellent throughout.”

Testimonials from clients

My recent cases

My recent cases include advising members of the farming community on the impact of relationship breakdown, often involving complex family arrangements; advising on wealth protection in contemplation of a relationship breakdown, including both pre and post-marital agreements; and advising foreign nationals on cross-jurisdictional disputes.

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