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The Family department at Goughs Solicitors in Wiltshire has been ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners, the leading source of legal market intelligence. In addition to the department ranking, three individuals have also been ranked: Thomas Boyce, as Band 1; Ross Phillips, also as Band 1; and Eleanor Wood, as a New Associate to Watch. Overall, this puts Goughs Solicitors as a Leading Firm in the Chambers & Partners 2022 Guide, whose legal rankings are based on independently conducted in-depth analysis and research.

Along with the new rankings came official testimonials. One client reports, “From the first phone call I made to ask for help, they have been superb. Whenever I needed help or clarification, someone was always available or would ensure I was contacted.’

Meanwhile, another source added, “They’re a really well-run firm, my dealings with them have only been really positive. I highly rate the team as a whole, they’re always very good, easy to deal with, professional and well prepared.” 

Newly appointed Head of Department, Thomas Boyce, was praised for being ‘a very talented lawyer and he is technically astute. He is very empathetic and able to deal with complex family businesses.”

On the ranking of the department, Thomas commented, “It is a real privilege for me to be appointed as the leader of such a talented group of people. This ranking and the testimonials provided are a real credit to the hard work that they put in, to get to know their clients, what is important for them and help them achieve their objectives.’

Ross Phillips, meanwhile, who was ranked as a New Associate to Watch in the 2021 Chambers Guide, was commended for being ‘knowledgeable, approachable and sympathetic to the client’s needs,’ as well as having ‘good attention to detail,’ and being ‘experienced and very on top of his game.’ 

Finally, newly ranked Associate, Eleanor Wood, was applauded by her clients who said that she, ‘has always gone above and beyond the call of duty. She has explained everything to me at all times. My wellbeing has always been her first priority.’

Another added, ‘Eleanor always makes time to support me in whatever way she can. I could not have asked for a more supportive lawyer to help me through these difficult times. Her care and dedication is second to none.’

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