Cara Hough

    Cara Hough


    Phone: 01823 625839

    Location: Taunton         Position: Associate

    Team: Dispute Resolution, Contested Wills, Trusts and Estates

    Specialism: Administration disputes, Burial disputes, Inheritance disputes, Trustee/executor disputes, Will validity claims/disputes

    I qualified as a Solicitor in 2011, having trained at a South West firm, and joined Porter Dodson in 2015. I head up the firm’s Contested Wills, Trusts and Estates Team and, accordingly, specialise in contested wills, trusts and estates matters.

    My client base is varied. I advise executors, personal representatives, trustees (including professional trustees), beneficiaries, and charities.

    I have experience of handling a broad range of cases, including contesting wills, burial disputes, executor and trustee disputes, estate administration disputes and inheritance disputes, including those under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975.

    I take the time to understand my clients’ objectives and tailor my advice accordingly; always running through the options available while focusing on the cost-benefit.

    I am a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

    Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and spending time with my young family.

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    Cara Hough was first class. I could not have wished for anyone better. Very professional in everything she did.

    Mr White

    Approachable and professional. Cara was an excellent, firm and determined advocate during the mediation.

    Mr Ash

    We found Cara extremely approachable. Particular merit should go to Cara over the manner in which our mediation was conducted. Her determination to achieve the best possible outcome was commendable.

    Mr A

    We are very happy with the service and expertise provided by Cara. She was very efficient and we achieved the result we had hoped for. Money well spent!


    Cara Hough is ‘an extremely thorough, competent and practical practitioner’ who ‘goes the extra mile to achieve the best result’.

    Legal 500 2017

    Very good team of solicitors. Very friendly and helpful. I would recommend them to family and friends.


    I found everyone polite, efficient and friendly. I hadn't been looking forward to the meeting but you were able to put me at ease and explain the situation clearly.


    'Cara Hough is very helpful, understanding and supportive while remaining very professional.'

    Legal 500 2020

    'Cara Hough is knowledgeable and a competent practitioner who always provides balanced arguments.'

    Legal 500 2020

    'Cara Hough is proactive and pragmatic, providing sensible solutions to difficult and complex issues.'

    Legal 500 2020

    The solicitor I engaged was understanding and organised. Cara did not send unnecessary emails or letters and ensured that my money was well spent. The outcome was entirely satisfactory and executed as swiftly as possible. I would definitely use Porter Dodson in future.

    Mrs A

    'Cara Hough is the star of the show: brilliant with clients, robust with opponents, and clear and focused with counsel.'

    Legal 500 2021

    'For Porter Dodson LLP, Cara Hough stands out as a highly experienced and knowledgeable individual. Cara has provided a service at a continuously high standard.'

    Legal 500 2021

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