Goughs Solicitors celebrates Legal 500 listing

By Nick Batten on November 11, 2018

Wiltshire-based law firm, Goughs Solicitors has announced that its family law team has been listed in the top three tiers of the 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 law firms and to be awarded its listing Goughs had to undergo what it describes as a “thorough and rigorous” ranking process.

This included interviews with key employees, clients, and contacts, a detailed analysis of the firm’s specialist areas of practice, and the submission of specific examples of work undertaken in the preceding year.

The Legal 500 concluded that Goughs Solicitors has “a strong family team” with “experienced and first-rate lawyers placed across a number of offices.” Among its services, the firm was noted as providing “niche” family law expertise to military families. The head of the family law team, Matthew Drew was mentioned for acting on behalf of “a number of clients overseas, particularly in high-value finance matters.”     

Devizes based partner, Jonathan Shipton is described as “a tough litigation lawyer with excellent interpersonal skills,” who combines technical legal advice with “guidance on risks and what is likely to be achieved through legal proceedings.”

The guide goes on to say that Richard Bebb, partner, is “a focused and intelligent man who cares deeply about providing a sterling service for his clients.”

Additionally, Thomas Boyce, partner is recommended as having a “high level of experience” and Ross Phillips, associate is mentioned as being “strong in cohabitee cases”.

Matthew Drew, head of the family law department said: “This listing, earned purely on merit, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and the strong and trusting relationships we form with all our clients. We never forget that the client is central to everything we do and this listing is a ringing endorsement of our people, our approach and our focus on providing a high-quality service.”

Pictured above: Matthew Drew, head of family law at Goughs Solicitors (Corsham branch)