The LAST WORD: Hannah Francis, family solicitor, Goughs

June 11, 2024

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Goughs family solicitor Hannah Francis answers our 10 questions.

What was the LAST:  

Film you watchedLeave the World Behind with Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali. A dystopian but believable thriller which really made me think about how much we rely on technology!

Book you readThe Woman on the Ledge by Ruth Mancini – a real twisty page-turner!

Music you bought/downloaded: Paolo Nutini’s album Last Night in the Bittersweet – he has such a great voice.

Concert or play you went to see: The Book of Mormon in the Prince of Wales theatre in London. It is completely outrageous but a fantastic night out.

Sporting event you attended: Blenheim Palace triathlon – only as a spectator and chief of moral support, but it was a great event!

Holiday you went on: Over the first May bank holiday I took a trip down to Devon and stayed in a gorgeous little cottage that I found on Airbnb. It had no signal, and it was lovely to shut off from the world for 48 hours.

Restaurant you ate in: Ponte Vecchio in Bath. Very tasty pasta and even better wine.

Thing that annoyed you: I dropped a weight on my phone in the gym and smashed my whole phone screen!

Thing that made you laugh out loud: Listening to the Off Menu podcast with Ed Gamble & James Acaster

Piece of good advice you were given: “If it’s not a blessing, then it’s a lesson”.

Hannah joined Goughs in January 2023 as a trainee solicitor after studying Law at Southampton University and then working for RWK Goodman. Her approachable nature, combined with her interest in the legal system, led naturally to her coming a family lawyer. She enjoys advocacy and court-based work, always striving to achieve great results that really make a positive difference to the lives of her clients. Hannah’s instincts to help and support others have also led to many charity initiatives over the years – most recently she became an integral part of the Goughs Solicitors charity committee. An avid reader, she is a member of a local book club.




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