Thomas Boyce

Partner and Head of Family

Get to know me...

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.

Practice Areas

Divorce & Family

Office Location



Farming and Rural Land

Practice Areas

Divorce & Family

Office Location



Farming and Rural Land

Accreditations & Certifications

Member of Resolution

Member of Agricultural Law Association

Former co-chair of the National Resolution Drafting Committee

Former Bristol Resolution Committee member

Governor of King Edward’s School, Bath

Vice President of Lansdown Cricket Club

Vice President of Bath Old Edwardians Rugby Club

Chambers top ranked 2024


I am part of Goughs Agriculture and Rural Land sector, a group of legal experts who work together to advise members of the agricultural community on their legal needs.

Testimonials from clients

My 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.

Being listed once again as a ‘Key Lawyer’ by Legal 500 2024  and a Band 1 Family lawyer by Chambers & Partners, is a great professional achievement.

Recommended by Chambers & Partners 2024 who rank me as a Band 1 lawyer who is a “specialist in complex and high-value matters” and “has great technical ability.”

Recommended by the Legal 500 UK, who note I have “long standing experience dealing with complex litigation,” (Legal 500, 2023) and that I contribute my “city experience and expertise without any form of arrogance” (Legal 500, 2022).


Supported by

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

“Sabine was excellent throughout.”

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.

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