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David Pugh

Partner - Private Client

David's Teams

Wills, Trust & Administration of Estates, Private Client


David graduated from the University of Ulster with a 2.1 in 2008 and completed the LPC at the College of Law, Chester in 2009.

He joined Lanyon Bowdler in March 2012 as a legal assistant prior to commencing his training contract with the firm in September 2012. He qualified in 2014 and is now a partner in our Private Client Team based at the Shrewsbury office. He has been working in the Private Client Team since 2013 and handles all types of work including the administration of estates.

David is a keen rugby player and athlete and has competed for Ulster/Ulster Schools and Northern Ireland Under 23s at the 100 metres. He is also a qualified Level 1 assistant athletics coach with UK Athletics.


In this episode David talks with Jack Fallows from Herald Wealth Management, about NHS pensions and estate planning. If you have a current or frozen NHS pension, this episode is essential listening.

Following a seminar held at The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital about the NHS pension and financial planning, David and Jack discuss the most frequently asked questions by the staff, another very informative episode.

In order to lessen inheritance tax, I am often asked the question "Should I gift my house to my children during my lifetime?" listen here to why this is a very complex area. David gives insight into why that's the case, and provides practical guidance.  

Legal 500 Recommendations

David has been recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500. The 2023 edition states'David Pugh has a broad range of experience in the preparation of wills and frequently advises on business property relief and agricultural relief trusts'. 

Client Testimonials

The advice given was thoughtful, detailed and very relevant to our personal circumstances. Simple and clear explanations of legal terms and language.

- Mr J & Mrs K Heighway, Shrewsbury

David has acted for us on several occasions and has always been supportive and helpful. We think of him as the family solicitor. 

- Mr E & Mrs B Evans

Impressed by David's quick grasp of our family situation and sensitive responses to our wishes. Expert advice given in understandable language. Warm, friendly manner.

- Mr M & Mrs S Pilkington, Nottingham

Always find everyone helpful & polite and if the person I needed to speak to was not available they came back to me as soon as they could.

- Mrs Susan R Chillcott, Shrewsbury

Friendly and like a family - we felt very much at ease. We have found your service very satisfying over the past few years.

- Mr A & Mrs J Rutter, Telford

David Pugh was always kind and considerate to my situation, he was very helpful as were his team. You met all my expectations, many thanks.  

- Mrs Susan R Chillcott, Shrewsbury

Impressed with the professionalism of our solicitor and all his staff, along with the guidance to trainees. So very evident in their own conduct.

- Mr E Lane & Mr J Finn, Shrewsbury

All staff were very professional in their approach, but at the same time really listened to you as a client by being very attentive to your needs and requirements.

- Mr & Mrs Plenty, Wem

Everything I asked for was carried out quickly, and any questions were answered in a manner I could understand.

- Mr J Williams, Wrexham

I was impressed with the reception staff and the premises. Excellint service from David Pugh. Thanks 

- Mr J Phillips, Shrewsbury