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Trethowans LLP

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155560 SALISBURY 7

Andrew Mercer

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Trethowans LLP


Andrew advises individuals on divorce and separation arising from relationship break-up. His particular expertise is in handling complex high net worth financial settlements involving family partnerships or businesses, farms, foreign property and trusts. Additionally Andrew has an expertise in the specialist financial nature of Armed Forces related issues. He also advises clients on prenuptial agreements and issues relating to children. Andrew is a long standing member and an accredited specialist with Resolution, which is an independent body representing solicitors who specialise in family work. Andrew is also a passionate Collaborative lawyer who believes in the benefit of a non confrontational, no court approach to the resolution of issues relating to finance and children following a relationship break up. Andrew is also the firm’s chairman and sits on the its management board. Specialist areas include divorce and separation, financial provision, children issues, cohabitation and pre/post nuptial settlements, same sex relationships/civil partnerships.


Qualified 1989; partner Trethowans 1995.

South East: Private client

Family: Hampshire

Within: Family: Hampshire

The team at Trethowans LLP encourages alternative dispute resolution options and all team members, who are collaboratively or mediation trained, ‘have the same ethos and provide an unrivalled service to their clients’. The group assists with all types of private children and surrogacy matters, as well as handling high-value financial disputes. Head of department Andrew Mercer ‘stands out and is a star’ and Grant Cameron is highlighted for ‘using both litigation and ADR to achieve the best outcomes for his clients’. Emma Wilders-Pratt and Juliet Mayhew, who has ‘very good client skills and undertakes ADR but can also be a tough litigator where necessary’, are also noted.

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South West: Private client


Within: Family

Trethowans LLP provides particular expertise in dealing with complex high-net-worth financial provision and intricate private children's law and surrogacy or fertility matters. Typical work includes advising wealthy individuals in relation to family owned businesses and/or farms. 'Bright and tough litigator' and practice head Andrew Mercer 'has huge experience and gives excellent commercial and practical advice'. Grant Cameron leads in the Southampton office. Kimberley Davies - who joined with her team from Lester Aldridge LLP as a senior associate - has a fast-developing practice in Poole and Bournemouth, and has particular expertise in fertility, surrogacy and assisted reproduction matters.

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