Trethowans LLP > Southampton, England > Firm Profile

Trethowans LLP
THE PAVILION, BOTLEIGH GRANGE BUSINESS PARK
HEDGE END
SOUTHAMPTON
SO30 2AF
England

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Hampshire Tier 1

Trethowans LLP’s team operates out of Southampton, advising regional and international companies on all aspects of M&A and private equity transactions. Nick Gent heads up the corporate group, bringing vast expertise in handling equity investments, mergers, and joint ventures to the team. Lucy Gleisner focuses on acquisition strategy and disposals. Jon Stickland, who leads on the commercial side, is experienced in advising start-ups and listed companies on their operational contracts. Mike Watson specialises in assisting with the sale and purchase of businesses. Julian Hamblin regularly guides entities within the IT and technology field. In team news, Kirsteen Hook joined the firm from Blake Morgan LLP in November 2022.

Practice head(s):

Nick Gent; Lucy Gleisner; Jon Stickland

Other key lawyers:

Mike Watson; Julian Hamblin; Mark Nixon; Jamie Earley; Kirsteen Hook; Louise Thompson; Jonathan Sherman

Testimonials

‘Trethowans have an exceptional local presence with a strong team of young and diverse solicitors. We have been consistently impressed with the calibre of their team and the work they have undertaken for us and our clients.’

‘Lucy Gleisner is an experienced and successful practitioner who has led a number of complex transactions for our clients. Her ability to defuse emotional and stressful situations and ensure that clients focus on the right topics to get them the desired result has been invaluable. Lucy is exceptionally well networked in the area and an asset to her organsiation.’

‘The team at Trethowans are an indispensable addition to our internal legal team, supporting us on commercial contracts where there is a significant level of complexity. The team knows our business very well having supported us for a number of years, and strikes the right balance between ensuring we get the best contractual protection while being pragmatic and keeping the business moving.’

‘Jon Stickland is remarkably calm under pressure, and we can count on him to support us on complex matters often with short deadlines. He understands our business and therefore feels like an extension of the in-house legal team, often dealing directly with internal stakeholders.’

Key clients

Just Develop It Limited

Nutrawise UK Limited

ICA (JV) Ltd

The MCG Group Holdings Limited

Mark Allen Holdings Limited

Betting Shop Services Limited

Britvic

Bacardi-Martini

Carnival

Saint-Gobain (Jewson)

The Property Franchise Group plc

Industrial Cleaning Equipment (Southampton) Limited

HSP Valves Holdings Limited

The Innovation Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted in a $1.4bn international deal involving special purpose acquisition company Trebia Acquisition Corp, which saw System1, become a publicly-listed company on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Assisting Britvic with ongoing negotiations in relation to two agreements with Esterpet and Esterform, which relate to the supply of recycled plastic and the production of bottles used for Britvic’s drinks.
  • Advising serial acquirer, Mark Allen Holdings, on the purchase of the entire issued share capital of Sterling Events.

Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 1

The 'stand-out clinical negligence team' at Trethowans LLP represents claimants across a full suite of clinical negligence cases including cerebral palsy, birth injury cases, misdiagnosis and other complex surgical injuries. The practice is jointly headed up by two lawyers: John Hall in Salisbury and Southampton-based Clare Carter, who is an expert in birth injury and cerebral palsy cases. Gavin Lane is a go-to name for catastrophic injury cases including head injury, spinal injury, amputee, and multiple fractures.

Practice head(s):

John Hall; Clare Carter

Other key lawyers:

Chris Whiteley; James Braund; Fran Gillett

Testimonials

‘The firm’s clinical negligence team is stand-out, both on circuit and nationally. The team’s expertise covers complex and difficult cases, including catastrophic injury, military and fatal injury claims. Members of its team are intelligent and commercially astute litigators. It has an excellent reputation for providing a personal, but professional service to its clients.’

‘James Braund is a very smart, diligent, and meticulous litigator. He demonstrates technical ability and is a strong negotiator. He achieves impressive results for his clients.

‘Frances Gillett is an impressive lawyer with very good judgement. She is approachable and pragmatic.’

‘This is a fantastic firm. Clients enjoy first class facilities and legal advice, with experienced and well trained lawyers. They are tireless in getting good results for their clinical negligence clients and handle really big cases with no difficulty.’

‘Trethowans provide a high quality, reliable regional service in clinical negligence. There is good interrelationship between modern well equipped offices in Poole, Southampton and Salisbury to provide facilities local to clients across a wide area. In my experience they operate at the higher end of the regional practices.’

‘Chris Whiteley is hugely experienced and unflappable. He instills confidence in clients and approaches cases with common sense assessments and efficient preparation, which reduces successful outcomes.’

‘James Braund is a very good lawyer – very personable and excellent with clients and experts.’

‘Trethowans continue to be one of the leading clinical negligence team on the south coast. They manage to retain the feel of a local family firm whilst providing the service of a very professional and well organised team, providing excellent work across a whole range of claims.’

Insurance > Personal injury: claimant Tier 1

Trethowans LLP is praised as a ‘powerhouse south coast firm that maintains the feel of a local firm whilst providing services of an exceptional quality’ meaning it is well placed to provide 'high quality, reliable regional service in personal injury'. John Hall heads up the practice group; he is well known for his expertise in complex asbestos disease cases - acting for the victims of mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis, and pleural thickening. Chris Whiteley and Gavin Lane are key names at partner level for catastrophic injury cases, particularly head and spinal.

Practice head(s):

John Hall

Other key lawyers:

Chris Whiteley; Gavin Lane; James Braund; Frances Gillet

Testimonials

‘The personal injury team has strength and depth. It is hard-working and progressive, delivering consistently high-quality client care.’

‘This is a fantastic firm. Clients enjoy first class facilities and legal advice, with experienced and well trained lawyers. They are tireless in getting good results for their personal injury clients and handle really big cases with no difficulty.’

‘Trethowans provide a high quality, reliable regional service in personal injury. There is good interrelationship between modern well equipped offices in Poole, Southampton and Salisbury to provide facilities local to clients across a wide area. In my experience they operate at the higher end of the regional practices.’

‘Chris Whiteley demonstrates sound judgement and excellent case preparation to install client confidence and efficient outcomes. James Braund is a rising star. He has a good nose for a successful argument in a case and is a tenacious advocate for his clients. Frances Gillett is very approachable and supportive of clients.’

‘Chris Whiteley is pragmatic and with good judgement. Not afraid to run with difficult cases.’

‘The team is exceptionally thorough and responsive. Their ability to handle tricky clients is second to none. They are a top quality PI firm.’

‘Fran Gillett. Superb attention to detail backed up by excellent judgement on each case.’

‘Frances Gillett is highly competent and knowledgeable with unparalleled client care. Great communication and good team player.’

Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Hampshire Tier 1

Trethowans LLP’s ‘young, dynamic and highly collaborative’ team has extensive experience of handling complex probate administrations, along with Court of Protection and mental capacity matters. The group is also well equipped to act as an independent trustee in contentious trust cases. Southampton-based practice head Mihiri Gajraj noted as a specialist for the provision of tax planning and trust advice. Operating out of Bournemouth and Poole, Adam Scott routinely gives assistance to farmers, business owners and high-net-worth-individuals, while Richard Dollimore is an expert in drafting wills. Salisbury-based Kathryn Anderson focuses on emergency grant applications, having joined the firm from Wilsons in October 2022.

Practice head(s):

Mihiri Gajra

Other key lawyers:

Adam Scott; Kathryn Anderson; Richard Dollimore; Claire Radigois; Paula Arnold

Testimonials

‘I have referred lots of my clients to Trethowans, they have always been fantastic and could do no more for the clients. Speed of work and the whole process from start to finish is superb.’

‘Mihiri Gajra – brilliant, always willing to help and prepared to go the extra mile and explain everything so clearly to clients while offering a great service. I have full faith in Trethowans.’

‘The team are young, dynamic and highly collaborative. Their work is both impressive and knowledgeable, and mutual clients have very high regard to the quality of the team.’

‘The individuals are amenable and professional. Despite long careers ahead of them, their senior solicitors and partners are knowledgeable and demonstrate experience beyond their ages.’

‘Knowledgeable and helpful staff.’

Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing Tier 2

Trethowans LLP’s ‘knowledgeable’ licensing team in Southampton offers advice on a range of licensing matters in the restaurant industry, including street trading licenses and new premises licenses. The team is led by legal executive Karen Lush, who is recommended for advising on late night refreshment issues, regulated entertainment licensing, and applications under the pavement license scheme. Julia Palmer has experience in advocating, and specialises in betting and gaming matters.

Practice head(s):

Karen Lush

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Friendly, approachable and knowledgeable team who are easy and enjoyable to work with.’

‘In-depth understanding of our business, and conversations with them always helps us learn more about the topic, which is invaluable to our team.’

Key clients

Nando’s Chickenland Ltd

Heart with Smart Group – franchise operators of Pizza Hut UK Ltd restaurants and Itsu

Beach House (Mudeford) Limited

Goals Soccer Centres

K.T.O. Ltd

Poole Leisure Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising and assisting a national restaurant brand on numerous applications for pavement licences introduced by the Business & Planning Act 2020, along with its renewal.
  • Assisting national restaurant brand clients to manage their large estates to include all types of premises and pavement licensing.
  • Assisting Heart with Smart with converting two of its existing Pizza Hut dine in restaurants to new Itsu format. Dealing with all premises licensing required.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Hampshire Tier 2

Having grown significantly in the areas of property litigation, contentious trusts, and financial services, the Trethowans LLP commercial litigation department is known for representing major corporations and high-net-worth-individuals in such disputes. The team works closely across the firm’s offices in Winchester, Poole, and Bournemouth, enabling it to draw on vast resources to solve multi-faceted claims. Southampton-based practice head Karl Cameron specialises in property disputes and construction claims, while Richard Cook boasts over 35 years’ experience in handling contract claims. Jennifer Bowes deals with insolvency-related litigation. From the Salisbury office, Amy Croxford is also noted. Mark Osgood joined the team from Moore Barlow in May 2024, bringing his experience in handling insolvency disputes.

Practice head(s):

Karl Cameron

Other key lawyers:

Richard Cook; Robert Bajaj; Jennifer Bowes; Linden Talbot; Amy Croxford; Mark Osgood

Testimonials

‘Excellent client communication; excellent focus on the core issues without being distracted by irrelevances; and excellent technical skills and familiarity with Court proceedings.’

‘Objective; straightforward; determined and regularly keep the client up to date.’

‘Great breadth of skills and knowledge.’

‘Richard Cook is very good indeed. Thorough, knowledgeable, practical and punctual.’

Key clients

Saint-Gobain/Jewson

Industrial Cleaning & Equipment Limited

Great Star (Europe) Limited

Eagle International Limited

Ministry of Defence

4Com Group Limited

Bacardi Limited

SCCI Ltd

Employment > Employment: Hampshire Tier 2

The ’collaborative, solution-focused’ employment team at Trethowans LLP covers all aspects of employment law, demonstrating particular skills in resolving complex employment disputes. As well as advising clients across a wide range of industries on restrictive covenant issues, the group is also well placed to handle senior level exits and discrimination claims. In Southampton, Kathryn Evans heads up the department, using her ‘laser-like focus’ to assist with TUPE transfers and absence management matters. The ‘brilliant’ Andrew Crudge focuses on the commercial elements of employment law issues.

Practice head(s):

Kathryn Evans

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Kathryn Evans is practically an extended member of our HR team. Her knowledge of our business and our culture is extremely helpful when discussing approach and always gives us the desired outcomes we are looking for.’

‘Trethowans are down-to-earth, no ego; they listen and provide straightforward advice, making them easy to work with. They have a range of expertise which means you don’t have to use several law firms. They communicate well, keep you up to date and create a strong foundation of trust and reassurance for their clients. They are reasonably priced and billing is clear.’

‘Kathryn Evans’ legal expertise and knowledge is second to none. Kathryn quickly gets up to speed with the situation, presents straightforward solutions, and delivers swiftly with laser-like focus – Kathryn gets the job done. Kathryn creates a relationship of trust, inspiring confidence and reassurance, as well as making you feel you are her most important client.’

‘A collaborative, solution-focused team that is quick to engage, curious to get to the real nub of the situation and to then provide practical commercial advice. Very easy to work with and to receive insightful legal advice from across multiple disciplines.’

‘Kathryn Evans is a consummate professional, solution focused and always looking to provide the ideal ongoing resolution rather than simply solving today’s issue. She perfectly understands that employment law situations are as much emotional as they are practical for the affected employee and this is built into her subsequent advice. The fact that this is offered in a down-to-earth, non legalese solution helps the delivery of the message to others within our company.’

‘We would follow Andrew Crudge wherever he went. He’s brilliant. The legal and the HR teams both trust Andrew completely and enjoy working with him. We are yet to fox him with a problem (in spite of some strange ones!). He’s a brilliant laywer, knows our business well and is fun to work with.’

‘The team at Trethowans are always on hand to advise and you know who you are speaking to as you have already created a working relationship. The practice is of the right size to still retain that personal service.’

‘Kathryn Evans – always on hand to advise in a practical and concise way at any time. The advice is timely and tailored to our industry. I would not move my services to any other practice because of the lawyers at Trethowans, especially Kathryn. Impeccable client services.’

Key clients

Bacardi-Martini

Bacardi Limited

Glen Dimplex UK Limited

Farrow & Ball Limited

Flyct B.V.

Just Develop IT Limited

Agar Group

Storck UK Limited

Skinnydip Limited

Thatcham Research

White & Co plc

The Property Franchise Group

Pure Cremation Group

Riskstop Group

Finance > Banking and finance Tier 2

The ‘exceptionalSteve Cole leads the ‘excellent‘ team at Trethowans LLP, which is predominantly based in Southampton and is ‘ communicative, commercial, and skilful’ when assisting borrowers, lenders and investors with acquisition and Islamic finance work, in addition to agricultural finance and asset based lending matters within the legal sector. Rated by clients as ‘one of the very best‘, Cole advises on commercial and property finance issues within the leisure and education sectors. Working out of the Bournemouth office, Emma Earp assists corporate borrowers and lenders with loan agreements, deeds of priority, and project financing transactions. Nick Gent maintains a corporate-focused practice, frequently acting on matters involving leveraged private equity investment and corporate finance elements.

Practice head(s):

Steve Cole

Other key lawyers:

Emma Earp; Nick Gent; Harriet Olway

Testimonials

‘Good depth in the team and work is undertaken at partner level.’

The banking team, led by Steve Cole, are excellent. They are communicative, commercial, and skilful. They work hard to support the bank where required but also mindful of the client and achieving a successful outcome.’

‘Steve Cole, as with all his team, is communicative and knowledgeable. Steve is also very considered.’

‘Steve’s knowledge of lending and securities is invaluable to helping us achieve sound transaction structures. Harriet Olway has exceptional organisational skills and knowledge of security documents, ensuring we deliver a fast turnaround for our clients.’

‘Trethowans have the impressive ability to deliver high-quality work in tight time frames.’

‘Steve Cole is an exceptional banking solicitor and one of the very best. He has leading technical knowledge and is very personable, maintaining a cool and professional head even when under significant pressure. The team around him mirror this.’

Key clients

HSBC Bank plc

Santander UK plc

Lloyds Bank plc

National Westminster Bank plc

CT Automotive Group Limited

Just Develop It Limited

The MCG Group Holdings Limited

Doorway Capital Limited

West 28th Street Limited

Mark Allen Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Santander UK plc in relation to a twin term loan and revolving credit facilities agreement providing total facilities of £21m.
  • Advising the exiting shareholders and Inbox Insight on its management buyout and £17.7m investment by UK SME investor Mobeus.

Insurance > Personal injury: defendant Tier 2

Trethowans LLP has the bandwidth to act on a broad range of cases, including particular niche expertise when it comes to foreign and animal claims, alongside representing both domestic and European insurers in relation to defendant personal injury work. Team leader Kelvin Farmaner is known for his 'impressive caseload of high value and complex cases ranging from agricultural accidents, to cross-border road traffic claims and uninsured construction site accidents'. Partner Bethany Blamire focuses her practice on road traffic accidents and high value liability cases.

Practice head(s):

Kelvin Farmaner

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The strength of the team at Trethowans, which is no longer the norm in many firms, is that all members have experience of dealing with a the whole range of defendant insurer work, from road traffic collisions and occupiers liability cases, to cross-border claims and complex work site accidents.’

‘Bethany Blamire delivers better results for her clients than anyone I have worked with in the last 20 years. The secret to her success is that she is two steps ahead of everyone else in each case. She achieves this through meticulous preparation and planning, and endless hard work. She anticipates what the opposition will do before they even know they are going to do it. Bethany is generous and thoughtful in dealings with people from all walks of life, which inspires confidence in her that is of immeasurable benefit when interviewing insured persons and witnesses.’

‘Kelvin Farmaner takes in his stride an impressive caseload of high value and complex cases ranging from agricultural accidents, to cross-border road traffic claims and uninsured construction site accidents. Kelvin is able to draw on his extensive experience as a solicitor advocate to realistically advise clients of the risks and benefits involved at all stages of court proceedings.’

Key clients

Van Ameyde UK Ltd

Cornish Mutual Assurance Co Ltd

Go Ahead Group

RSPCA

Saint Gobain Building Distribution Ltd

Appleby Westward Group Ltd

Flyct B.V.

Jewson Ltd

Farm and General Insurance Ltd

Arch Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advised on a £10.5 million spinal injury claim arising out of a farming accident. The matter settled at £5 million after a large amount of work to obtain expert evidence and with the Claimant accepting a degree of contributory negligence.
  • Advising a foreign insurer in relation to a cross border claim arising from an accident in Italy. After over 6 years of litigation the claim against our client was discontinued with an order that the client’s costs be paid.
  • Successfully defending a claim at trial. A large claim was brought against a tractor driver by an injured party who said the tractor spooked her horse leading to her sustaining serious injuries.

Private client > Family: Hampshire Tier 2

Demonstrating vast expertise in handling matrimonial finances, child arrangements, and pre-nuptial agreements, Trethowans LLP’s ‘formidable and talented team’ provides a full range of family-related services across the firm’s multiple offices. Salisbury-based Andrew Mercer leads the department, regularly acting on behalf of medical consultants and GPs in all forms of family related disputes. Emma Wilders-Pratt focuses on all elements of relationship breakdown from the Winchester office. In Southampton, Grant Cameron has over 30 years’ experience dealing with divorce and dissolution, while Poole-based Kimberley Davies specialises in children law matters.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Mercer

Other key lawyers:

Emma Wilders-Pratt; Grant Cameron; Kimberley Davies; Dawn Gore; Laura Bell; Amy Trench; Jacqueline Reeves; Zoe Minton

Testimonials

‘Grant Cameron is simply excellent. He really goes the extra mile for his clients. He really understands the dynamics of family law.’

‘Throughout the process the team’s communication was excellent. I felt that it was a personal service and that all members of the team took a genuine interest in providing a good service and enabling a favourable outcome. At no time did I get the feeling that I was just another case.’

‘Grant Cameron provided an excellent, personal and professional service. He was always willing to listen to my situation and offered advice with options and potential outcomes based on those options. Throughout the process, Grant was supportive and maintained a good level of communication ensuring that any updates were provided in a timely fashion and outlining the impacts of those updates.’

‘Trethowans are very professional and competent in supporting their clients through the legality of the divorce process. The team are always just a phone call away and very hands on with their clients. They are big on collaborative law and try to accommodate to reach a solution that benefits the client and their new future ahead.’

‘Emma Wilders-Pratt is an outstanding lawyer who, along with depth of knowledge of the law, also has a strong understanding of clients’ needs. She will think outside the box and try to make the best solution for her clients. She has a great team around her and makes sure that you, as a client, feel looked after.’

‘Emma Wilders-Pratt is a fantastic solicitor. I have recommended her to friends. She is hard working, takes no nonsense, and deeply cares about each and every case.’

‘Laura Bell is approachable but straight talking. Clients feel safe with her and trust that she will fight for them. Laura is excellent with nervous and vulnerable people. Her friendly but firm manner leaves clients with no doubt that she is on their side and will do her best for them.’

‘Well established family team that has grown successfully in recent years attracting the best practitioners and now the firm has a formidable and talented team.’

Real estate > Commercial property: Hampshire Tier 2

Boasting a roster of clients from across the charity, finance and public sectors, the Trethowans LLP team is highly regarded for handling sizeable residential development initiatives and commercial property pension transactions. Southampton-based practice head Paul Longman has extensive experience of assisting syndicate investors with the acquisition and disposal of properties, while Garry Treagust is an expert on investment property matters who operates from the Salisbury office. Sarah Humphrey consistently assists regional and national charities from the Southampton office, and Guy Morgan focuses on the healthcare industry. Juliet Biddle and Jenni Wicheard both specialise in pension property matters and investment transactions. Senior associate Laura Towey deals with development agreements.

Practice head(s):

Paul Longman

Other key lawyers:

Garry Treagust; James Kidner; Sarah Humphrey; Guy Morgan; Juliet Biddle; Jenni Wicheard; Laura Towey; David Jones; Tom Mitchell; Franziska Prosch de Escate

Key clients

Lloyds Bank Plc

Santander UK Plc

HSBC Bank Plc

James Hay Pension Trustees Limited

Vivid Housing Association

Rowanmoor Trustees Limited

James Hay Pension Trustees Limited

Ladbrokes Coral Limited

Stannah Lifts Holdings Limited

Legal & General Assurance Society Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising a multi-national drinks company on the lease of new premises in its relocation from Hampshire to London.
  • Advising James Hay SIPP on the purchase and leaseback of a listed building.
  • Advising a lender on the refinancing of a Grade A commercial investment portfolio.

Insurance > Personal injury: defendant Tier 2

Trethowans LLP‘s personal injury practice is noted for its work dealing with cross-border claims and matters relating to injuries caused by animals, where the firm is regularly instructed by large insurers. Lead partner Kelvin Farmaner is a ‘level-headed but determined litigator’ and specialises in RTAs alongside animal cases. Another key figure in the practice is Bethany Blamire, whose experience includes acting in liability cases for multinational and domestic insurers.

Practice head(s):

Kelvin Farmaner

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘An established firm with a very strong regional corporate following in the SW. A very client-focused ethos enables them to provide an efficient and effective service to their loyal following.’

‘Kelvin Farmaner – a level-headed but determined litigator ready to shape a case in whatever way makes best commercial and legal sense to ensure the best possible outcome. A tough opponent.’

‘The team takes the time to understand the business, and is skilled in asking the right questions to gain a full picture.’

‘Kelvin Farmaner knows our business well. He responds to us in the way that we need, which sometimes might be taking the appropriate time to review the detail of a situation, but at other times, to respond quickly and effectively to our needs.’

‘The strength of the team at Trethowans is that all members have experience of dealing with the whole range of Defendant insurer work, from road traffic collisions and Occupiers Liability claims, to cross-border claims and complex worksite accidents.’

‘Bethany Blamire delivers better results for her clients than anyone I have worked with in the last 20 years.’

‘Kelvin Farmaner is able to draw on his extensive experience as a solicitor advocate to realistically advise clients of the risks and benefits involved at all stages of court proceedings. He is in his element managing catastrophic injury claims involving expert reports in their dozens.’

‘Kelvin Farmaner is a very experienced and effective practitioner in personal injury cases, particularly those involving animal accidents and farming accidents. He has good knowledge of the law and is pragmatic. He has a good strategic approach to cases.’

Key clients

Van Ameyde UK Ltd

Cornish Mutual Assurance Co Ltd

Go Ahead Group

RSPCA

Saint Gobain Building Distribution Ltd

Appleby Westward Group Ltd

Flyct B.V.

Jewson Ltd

Farm and General Insurance Ltd

Arch Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advised on a £10.5m spinal injury claim arising out of a farming accident.
  • Advising a foreign insurer in relation to a cross-border claim arising from an accident in Italy.
  • Successfully defended a claim at trial, which was brought against a tractor driver by an injured party who said the tractor spooked her horse leading to her sustaining serious injuries.

Private client > Agriculture and estates Tier 2

Trethowans LLP houses a respected agricultural practice, praised for its 'individual and collective expertise' across a host of matters. The team has developed a true specialism in agricultural and rural matters, advising on a range of matters, including secured lending of banks on agricultural properties, transactional work relating to farms and estates and inheritance tax and capital gains. The team is jointly led by a number of individuals; Marcus Thorpe , Mihiri Gajraj , Steve Cole, Kathryn Evans and Kelvin Farmaner. Kathryn Anderson boosts the firm’s agricultural probate offering.  

Practice head(s):

Marcus Thorpe; Mihiri Gajraj; Steve Cole; Kathryn Evans; Kelvin Farmaner

Other key lawyers:

Nick Gent; Amanda Inch; Lucy Gleisner; Grainne Alen-Buckley; Robert Bajaj; Caroline Lindon-Morris; Rebecca Gillard; Sabrina Sleeman-Hiscock

Testimonials

‘They have individual and collective expertise on the whole range of this aspect of work.’

‘Willing to work extremely hard to ensure deadlines were met. Good communication.’

Key clients

Boyden Partnership

Project Kennet

Mr and Mrs Althorp

Mr and Mrs Kent

Slateford Capital S.A.

Mr and Mrs Cornish

Nattergal

Work highlights

Dispute resolution > Debt recovery Tier 3

Led by Elizabeth Ryall, Trethowans LLP‘s commercial recoveries team in Southampton is ‘a force to be reckoned with’, and has strength in acting for commercial telecoms providers; it also regularly deals with residential repossession claims. ‘Stand-out individual’ Ryall has over 18 years’ experience in debt recovery, and is recognised for her expertise in consumer credit-based debt claims, residential repossession claims, debt purchase claims, and business-to-business recovery issues. Mark Osgood joined the group from Moore Barlow, contributing his vast expertise in insolvency litigation.

Practice head(s):

Elizabeth Ryall

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We have 100% success rate since using Trethowans! This alone is a green light for anyone looking for a practice. However, if this is coupled with their many other strengths it shows they are a force to be reckoned with. The ongoing support and training they provide is invaluable to the members of my team, and therefore, our business and customers benefit from their increased knowledge.’

‘I would like to mention Elizabeth Ryall specifically. She is a breath of fresh air to talk to and deal with. She is overall very helpful and a pleasure to work with and I feel is an asset to the firm.’

‘They can help shape collection strategies that are targeted and shaped around maximising recoveries, and avoiding unnecessary expenses.’

‘Elizabeth Ryall is a stand-out individual. She brings years of experience and is extremely responsive.’

Key clients

4Com Customer Services Ltd

4Com Network Services Ltd

Chrome Telecom Limited

Babble Cloud Limited

Midshire Business Systems Communications Limited

Hii Communications Limited

West 28th Street Limited

Berry Telecoms Limited

James Hay Pension Trustees Limited

Towergate Underwriting Group Ltd

Hendriks Incasso

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP

Campfire Equipment Rentals Limited

Trustees of Cobalt Data Centre Development Syndicate

Work highlights

  • Acted for 4Com Network Services and 4Com Customer Services on managing an assignment project of a significant value within a tight time frame.
  • Advising a client on a claim for damages amounting to £1m, including drafting an application to strike out, instructing counsel and communicating with the opponent. The claim was successfully struck out and the client awarded the costs of the claim.
  • Acted for Chrome Telecom in a small claims matter, ensuring a successful settlement was achieved prior to the hearing date resulting in full payment and a costs payment for the client.

Private client > Charities and not-for-profit Tier 3

Often entrusted by philanthropic individuals, Trethowans LLP helms a range of borrowing and lending, governance, land, and trustee matters. Kirsteen Hook co-leads the team and is knowledgeable of charitable body requirements. Sarah Humphrey is the other co-lead and is adept in charity property matters. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Southampton.

Practice head(s):

Sarah Humphrey; Kirsteen Hook

Testimonials

‘The team is approachable and offer support when you need it.’

‘We were impressed with their track record and scale of operation but also by the quality and experience of the solicitors.’

‘Robust approach to the local authority who we were mainly dealing with on all these matters.’

‘When things became critical our solicitor was available whenever we needed support to get the matter resolved and this was very much valued.’

‘Sarah Wheadon and her team have a remarkable success rate in terms of convictions and subsequent ancillary orders, thereby helping to protect the welfare of the subject animals.’

‘Sarah Wheadon’s strengths are her attentiveness, sharp eye for detail, strong knowledge of criminal procedure and litigation and excellent communication skills.’

Key clients

RSPCA

The Army Museums Ogilby Trust

MyTime

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Alabare Christian Care and Support

The F. Glenister Woodger Trust CIO

Westbourne Community Trust

Work highlights

  • Represented the RSPCA on a high-profile prosecution at Southampton Magistrates’ Court which resulted in a custodial sentence.
  • Advised The Army Museums Ogilby Trust on a wide range of governance and other legal matters as well as a pivotal IT project.
  • Advised the F. Glenister Woodger Trust CIO in relation to a development of a local medical centre.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms Tier 3

With a presence in the financial, FMCG as well as logistics sectors, the ‘cohesive team’  Trethowans LLP is geared to advise IT users, companies, and innovative SMEs. Julian Hamblin heads the team from Southampton and is often engaged in online and cloud services, outsourcing, and the development and licensing of software. Sarah Wheadon and Louise Thompson are noted for their expertise in data protection. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Southampton. Laura Trapnell joined the practice from Paris Smith LLP in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

Julian Hamblin

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Julian Hamblin has a great understanding of IT/Digital technology and how it is licenced. Julian has particularly deep knowledge of SAP technology.’

‘Julian Hamblin has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He is straightforward to work with and takes his time to explain complex areas to his clients. Julian also has a professional, amenable and pleasant personality – which makes him very easy to work with.’

‘They are clearly a cohesive team that has a collegiate culture. They work very well together and work to a common purpose: ensuring the best for their client.’

Key clients

Saint-Gobain

Britvic plc

Airsys Communications Technology Limited

Kinetic Games Limited

NexGen Cloud Limited

Caspian One Limited

Farm Technologies UK Limited

Stannah Stairlifts Limited

The Army Museums Ogilby Trust

Work highlights

  • Advised Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Limited’s Digital services on an innovative platform for BI and financial reporting.
  • Assisted Caspian One Limited on a large open-banking project.
  • Advised Kinetic Games in connection with all necessary agreements in preparation for the launch Phasmophobia on Xbox and PlayStation formats.

Employment > Employment: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Tier 3

Trethowans LLP provides day-to-day employment advice to clients across a wide range of sectors and is also known for its proficiency in resolving employment disputes. Practice head Kathryn Evans is experienced in all areas of employment law, with a particular specialism in strategic planning.

Practice head(s):

Kathryn Evans

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Crudge

Testimonials

‘Calm, give you convidenance, approachable.’

‘We would follow Andrew Crudge wherever he went. He’s brilliant. The legal and the HR teams both trust Andrew completely and enjoy working with him. We are yet to fox him with a problem (in spite of some strange ones!). He’s a brilliant laywer, knows our business well and is fun to work with.’

Key clients

Bacardi-Martini

Bacardi Limited

Glen Dimplex UK Limited

Farrow & Ball Limited

Flyct B.V.

Just Develop IT Limited

Agar Group

Storck UK Limited

Skinnydip Limited

Thatcham Research

White & Co plc

The Property Franchise Group

Pure Cremation Group

Riskstop Group

Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 3

Trethowans LLP‘s clinical negligence team is based across Poole and Salisbury, where the group represents claimants suffering from a range of injuries including those sustained at birth or from error in surgery. Steered by John Hall, the practice also fields Clare Carter, who is particularly well versed in cerebral palsy cases.

Practice head(s):

John Hall

Other key lawyers:

Clare Carter; James Braund

Testimonials

‘The firm’s clinical negligence team is stand-out, both on circuit and nationally.’

‘James Braund is a very smart, diligent, and meticulous litigator. He demonstrates technical ability and is a strong negotiator.’

‘Trethowans provide a high quality, reliable regional service in clinical negligence.’

‘Strong team with a range of experience.’

‘James Braund – a really capable lawyer. Gives sound advice.’

‘One of the best clinical negligence outfits in the South West. Manage to retain a personal quality whilst delivering top quality service.’

‘Clare Carter, Partner: One of the hardest workers for her clients. Assiduous and practical and will leave no stone unturned to get the best results possible for her clients.’

Private client > Family Tier 3

Trethowans LLP works with clients on the full spectrum of family law issues, covering divorce and separation, matrimonial finances, child arrangements, surrogacy, and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Practice head Andrew Mercer's diverse client base includes wealthy individuals, medical consultants, GPs, lawyers, and senior ranked members of the armed forces, who turn to him for the breadth of his capabilities.  

Practice head(s):

Andrew Mercer

Other key lawyers:

Emma Wilders-Pratt; Grant Cameron; Kimberley Davies; Dawn Gore; Laura Bell; Amy Trench; Jacqueline Reeves; Zoe Minton

Testimonials

‘Trethowans are a really excellent regional law firm. They are probably one of the best law firms in the South West.’

‘Andrew Mercer and Emma Wilders Pratt and both excellent. They have excellent client care skills and really understand family litigation. Dawn Gore’s knowledge of children law is very impressive. She has a natural ability for private law proceedings and her advice is nearly always spot on. Having won paralegal of the year nationally is no surprise.’

‘Well established family team that has grown successfully in recent years attracting the best practitioners and now the firm has a formidable and talented team. Probably one of the best (if not the best) family teams in the South West (Wiltshire, Dorset & Hampshire) with an unrivalled stable of first-rate practitioners.’

‘Large regional firm that offers highest quality service and legal representation backed up by the most up to date use of technology. An excellent team spirit and interaction across the team which enables clients to be have an excellent knowledge base available to them.’

‘Andrew Mercer is a first-rate lawyer. He is a stellar practitioner and the best around. His experience and knowledge of financial remedy law is second to none. He specialises in medium to high net worth financial remedy cases and has dealt with every element of complication in such cases over his many years of practice.’

Dawn Gore is a first-rate private law children lawyer whose knowledge of the law and practice is outstanding. She writes extensively on aspects of children law and, over her long career, has been involved in some of the leading cases in this area of law.’

Emma Wilders-Pratt is a superb member of the team who has many years experience in both financial remedy and private law children cases. She has incredible empathy with clients and they rightfully value the emotional and legal support she gives them.’

Work highlights

Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 3

'Young, dynamic and highly collaborative', Trethowans LLP advise a range of clients, from families to high-net-worth individuals. The 'impressive and knowledgeable' team’s specialisms include complex probate administrations, succession planning for business owners and entrepreneurs and Court of Protection and mental capacity issues. Mihiri Gajraj - who leads the practice - has specific expertise in tax planning and trust advice.

Practice head(s):

Mihiri Gajraj

Other key lawyers:

Adam Scott; Kathryn Anderson; Richard Dollimore; Claire Radigois; Paula Arnold

Testimonials

‘The team are young, dynamic and highly collaborative. Their work is both impressive and knowledgeable, and mutual clients have very high regard to the quality of the team.’

‘The individuals are amenable and professional. Senior solicitors and partners are knowledgeable and demonstrate experience beyond their years.’

‘Very approachable and knowledgeable team.’

‘Adam Scott is always available to offer timely and professional advice to me personally and to my clients.’

Work highlights

Insurance > Professional negligence

Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Tier 4

Hailed as a ‘breath of fresh air in the legal sector’, Trethowans LLP‘s corporate and commercial team is led out of Southampton by a trio consisting of Nick Gent, Lucy Gleisner and Jon Stickland. In Bournemouth, Mark Nixon is the key point of contact, counting the sale and purchase of owner-managed companies among his areas of expertise.

Practice head(s):

Nick Gent; Lucy Gleisner; Jon Stickland

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Trethowans team have consistently been a breath of fresh air in the legal sector, providing clients with high quality advice in a no-nonsense manner that is easily digestible and calming to clients going through otherwise stressful scenarios.’

‘Mark Nixon is an approachable and highly capable partner. Mark’s extensive experience and easy manner have been a breath of fresh air, providing detailed and comprehensive advice in a format that is both easily digestible and concise.’

Key clients

Just Develop It Limited

Nutrawise UK Limited

ICA (JV) Ltd

The MCG Group Holdings Limited

Mark Allen Holdings Limited

Betting Shop Services Limited

Britvic

Bacardi-Martini

Carnival

Saint-Gobain (Jewson)

The Property Franchise Group plc

Industrial Cleaning Equipment (Southampton) Limited

HSP Valves Holdings Limited

The Innovation Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Just Develop IT in a $1.4bn international deal involving special purpose acquisition company Trebia Acquisition Corp, which saw System1, LLC become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “SST”.
  • Advising Britvic on the ongoing negotiations in relation to two agreements with Esterpet and Esterform which relate to the supply of recycled plastic and the production of bottles used for Britvic’s drinks.
  • Acted for Mark Allen Holdings in relation to the purchase of the entire issued share capital of Sterling Events.

Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

Trethowans LLP opened its Poole office at the beginning of 2022, supplementing the firm’s personal injury expertise in Salisbury. The group represents claimants in personal injury cases such as industrial disease claims and catastrophic injury cases.

South West > Insurance > Personal injury: defendant

Trethowans LLP‘s personal injury practice is noted for its work dealing with cross-border claims and matters relating to injuries caused by animals, where the firm is regularly instructed by large insurers. Lead partner Kelvin Farmaner is a ‘level-headed but determined litigator’ and specialises in RTAs alongside animal cases. Another key figure in the practice is Bethany Blamire, whose experience includes acting in liability cases for multinational and domestic insurers.

Practice head(s):

Kelvin Farmaner

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘An established firm with a very strong regional corporate following in the SW. A very client-focused ethos enables them to provide an efficient and effective service to their loyal following.’

‘Kelvin Farmaner – a level-headed but determined litigator ready to shape a case in whatever way makes best commercial and legal sense to ensure the best possible outcome. A tough opponent.’

‘The team takes the time to understand the business, and is skilled in asking the right questions to gain a full picture.’

‘Kelvin Farmaner knows our business well. He responds to us in the way that we need, which sometimes might be taking the appropriate time to review the detail of a situation, but at other times, to respond quickly and effectively to our needs.’

‘The strength of the team at Trethowans is that all members have experience of dealing with the whole range of Defendant insurer work, from road traffic collisions and Occupiers Liability claims, to cross-border claims and complex worksite accidents.’

‘Bethany Blamire delivers better results for her clients than anyone I have worked with in the last 20 years.’

‘Kelvin Farmaner is able to draw on his extensive experience as a solicitor advocate to realistically advise clients of the risks and benefits involved at all stages of court proceedings. He is in his element managing catastrophic injury claims involving expert reports in their dozens.’

‘Kelvin Farmaner is a very experienced and effective practitioner in personal injury cases, particularly those involving animal accidents and farming accidents. He has good knowledge of the law and is pragmatic. He has a good strategic approach to cases.’

Key clients

Van Ameyde UK Ltd

Cornish Mutual Assurance Co Ltd

Go Ahead Group

RSPCA

Saint Gobain Building Distribution Ltd

Appleby Westward Group Ltd

Flyct B.V.

Jewson Ltd

Farm and General Insurance Ltd

Arch Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advised on a £10.5m spinal injury claim arising out of a farming accident.
  • Advising a foreign insurer in relation to a cross-border claim arising from an accident in Italy.
  • Successfully defended a claim at trial, which was brought against a tractor driver by an injured party who said the tractor spooked her horse leading to her sustaining serious injuries.

South West > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

Trethowans LLP‘s clinical negligence team is based across Poole and Salisbury, where the group represents claimants suffering from a range of injuries including those sustained at birth or from error in surgery. Steered by John Hall, the practice also fields Clare Carter, who is particularly well versed in cerebral palsy cases.

Practice head(s):

John Hall

Other key lawyers:

Clare Carter; James Braund

Testimonials

‘The firm’s clinical negligence team is stand-out, both on circuit and nationally.’

‘James Braund is a very smart, diligent, and meticulous litigator. He demonstrates technical ability and is a strong negotiator.’

‘Trethowans provide a high quality, reliable regional service in clinical negligence.’

‘Strong team with a range of experience.’

‘James Braund – a really capable lawyer. Gives sound advice.’

‘One of the best clinical negligence outfits in the South West. Manage to retain a personal quality whilst delivering top quality service.’

‘Clare Carter, Partner: One of the hardest workers for her clients. Assiduous and practical and will leave no stone unturned to get the best results possible for her clients.’

South West > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Trethowans LLP houses a respected agricultural practice, praised for its 'individual and collective expertise' across a host of matters. The team has developed a true specialism in agricultural and rural matters, advising on a range of matters, including secured lending of banks on agricultural properties, transactional work relating to farms and estates and inheritance tax and capital gains. The team is jointly led by a number of individuals; Marcus Thorpe , Mihiri Gajraj , Steve Cole, Kathryn Evans and Kelvin Farmaner. Kathryn Anderson boosts the firm’s agricultural probate offering.  

Practice head(s):

Marcus Thorpe; Mihiri Gajraj; Steve Cole; Kathryn Evans; Kelvin Farmaner

Other key lawyers:

Nick Gent; Amanda Inch; Lucy Gleisner; Grainne Alen-Buckley; Robert Bajaj; Caroline Lindon-Morris; Rebecca Gillard; Sabrina Sleeman-Hiscock

Testimonials

‘They have individual and collective expertise on the whole range of this aspect of work.’

‘Willing to work extremely hard to ensure deadlines were met. Good communication.’

Key clients

Boyden Partnership

Project Kennet

Mr and Mrs Althorp

Mr and Mrs Kent

Slateford Capital S.A.

Mr and Mrs Cornish

Nattergal

Work highlights

South West > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

'Young, dynamic and highly collaborative', Trethowans LLP advise a range of clients, from families to high-net-worth individuals. The 'impressive and knowledgeable' team’s specialisms include complex probate administrations, succession planning for business owners and entrepreneurs and Court of Protection and mental capacity issues. Mihiri Gajraj - who leads the practice - has specific expertise in tax planning and trust advice.

Practice head(s):

Mihiri Gajraj

Other key lawyers:

Adam Scott; Kathryn Anderson; Richard Dollimore; Claire Radigois; Paula Arnold

Testimonials

‘The team are young, dynamic and highly collaborative. Their work is both impressive and knowledgeable, and mutual clients have very high regard to the quality of the team.’

‘The individuals are amenable and professional. Senior solicitors and partners are knowledgeable and demonstrate experience beyond their years.’

‘Very approachable and knowledgeable team.’

‘Adam Scott is always available to offer timely and professional advice to me personally and to my clients.’

Work highlights

Trethowans is a UK Top 150 Law Firm and has been named as one of The Times Best Law Firms in 2023 and 2022. Trethowans represents international and national household brand names, owner-managed businesses, banks, insurers and major regional employers across the UK. When acting for individuals, Trethowans represents entrepreneurs, families, high net worth individuals, land-owners, property developers and Trustees.

Find out more at www.trethowans.com

Types of work undertaken

Agriculture & Rural Property: A team of agricultural law specialists advising farmers and other rural land owners on managing their business, family affairs, succession planning and other related country issues. Marcus Thorpe is the lead contact.

Banking & Finance: The team represents institutional lenders and corporate borrowers on all aspects of finance and related security arrangements. Steve Cole is the lead contact.

Charities and Not For Profit Enterprises: Trethowans acts for a number of charitable organisations providing them with a wider range of services including commercial property, commercial contracts, employment and corporate advice. Kirsteen Hook is the lead contact.

Commercial Property: The team handles all aspects of property portfolio work across a range of sectors throughout the UK, and is nationally recognised for its pension property work. Paul Longman is the lead contact.

Corporate & Commercial: A leading regional practice with extensive experience in relation to all types of corporate transactional work and commercial agreements. Nick Gent is the lead contact.

Data Protection: Our specialist data protection solicitors offer a complete data protection service including advising on data subject access requests, data protection projects, privacy impact assessments, data protection audits, data breaches, drafting privacy notices, data processor agreements and data sharing protocols, staff training, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts in relation (whether solely or partly) to processing of data. Sarah Wheadon is the lead contact.

Employment: Advises international, national and regional employers on all aspects of employment law including TUPE, restrictive covenants and discrimination. Kathryn Evans is the lead contact.

Family: Handle a breadth of issues including divorce, separation, cohabitation and children with particular expertise in high net worth financial provision and with cases involving farms and businesses. Emma Wilders-Pratt is the lead contact.

Insurance Litigation: We are a team of experienced litigation lawyers and in addition we have a niche expertise and understanding of the insurance sector. Our team of solicitors specialise in all areas of insurance litigation ranging from small value claims right up to £multi-million cases. We act for major European and UK insurers and brokers as well as businesses and individuals. Kelvin Farmaner is the lead contact.

Intellectual Property: Our intellectual property experts handle all elements of IP including trademarks, passing off, copyright, designs (both registered and unregistered), confidential information and patents. The team deals with both IP disputes and commercial IP. Laura Trapnell is the lead contact.

Litigation & Commercial Recoveries: The team specialises in company and commercial issues, general commercial recoveries, construction/ building, property and professional negligence disputes as well as health and safety and regulatory compliance. Karl Cameron is the lead contact.

Personal Injury: The personal injury team’s solicitors specialise in catastrophic head and spinal injury cases, accidents at work, road traffic accidents, military claims, accidents abroad, clinical negligence, and asbestos disease cases. Its lawyers recover over £10 million in compensation for its clients each year. John Hall is the lead contact.

Private Client: The firm has a specialism in private wealth and works with high net worth individuals both onshore and offshore. The team offers superb client service and is made of individuals who have expert knowledge which they can communicate in an easy to understand fashion to clients. The team also includes a chartered accountant. The team includes those who are STEP qualified, SFE qualified and ACTAPS qualified. Mihiri Gajraj is the lead contact.

Residential Property: One of the largest teams of property solicitors in the South, with expertise covering all aspects of property law. Halina Mitchell is the lead contact.

Restructuring & Insolvency: Considerable experience of complex restructuring and bankruptcy work including re-structuring of professional partnerships and businesses. Acting for banks, corporate debtors, company directors and insolvency practitioners. Melia Hirst is the lead contact.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Mike Watson mike.watson@trethowans.com 02380 820546
Senior partner Chris Whiteley chris.whiteley@trethowans.com 01722 426921
Agriculture and rural property Marcus Thorpe marcus.thorpe@trethowans.com 01722 426932
Banking and finance / Corporate / M&A Nick Gent nick.gent@trethowans.com 03300 582910
Banking and finance Steve Cole steve.cole@trethowans.com 023 8254 8780
Charities and Non-Profit Law Kirsteen Hook kirsteen.hook@trethowans.com 02380 820 516
Clinical negligence Clare Carter clare.carter@trethowans.com 01722 426936
Commercial contracts Jon Stickland jon.stickland@trethowans.com 023 8082 0450
Commercial property Paul Longman paul.longman@trethowans.com 023 8082 0461
Commercial recoveries Elizabeth Ryall elizabeth.ryall@trethowans.com 02380 820524
Corporate / M&A Lucy Gleisner lucy.gleisner@trrethowans.com 023 8082 0539
Employment and immigration Kathryn Evans kathryn.evans@trethowans.com 02380 820468
Family Emma Wilders-Pratt emma.wilders-pratt@trethowans.com 01722 426 988
Health and safety and regulatory Sarah Wheadon sarah.wheadon@trethowans.com 02380 820485
Insurance litigation Kelvin Farmaner kelvin.farmaner@trethowans.com 02380 820527
Intellectual Property Laura Trapnell laura.trapnell@trethowans.com 01202 338 590
Litigation Karl Cameron karl.cameron@trethowans.com 02380 820491
Occupational disease John Hall john.hall@trethowans.com 023 8082 0526
Personal injury Gavin Lane gavin.lane@trethowans.com 02380 820535
Private client Mihiri Gajraj mihiri.gajraj@trethowans.com 02380 820544
Residential property Halina Mitchell halina.mitchell@trethowans.com 02380 820 508
Restructuring and insolvency Melia Hirst melia.hirst@trethowans.com 01202 339024
Technology, media and telecoms Julian Hamblin julian.hamblin@trethowans.com 023 8082 0504
Photo Name Position Profile
Robert Bajaj photo Robert Bajaj Robert is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Department dealing with Commercial…
Bethany Blamire photo Bethany Blamire Bethany is a Partner in the Insurance and Regulatory team. She deals…
Karl Cameron photo Karl Cameron Karl is Partner and Head of Trethowans’ Commercial Litigation department. Dealing primarily…
Grant Cameron photo Grant Cameron As a Partner in the Family team based in Southampton, Grant has…
Steve Cole photo Steve Cole After qualifying in 2002 Steve worked at FieldFisher for seven years in…
Richard Cook photo Richard Cook Richard is a partner in the Commercial Litigation team in Southampton. He…
Jamie Earley photo Jamie Earley Jamie is a partner in the Corporate team at Trethowans, specialising in…
Kathryn Evans photo Kathryn Evans Kathryn is a Partner and Head of Employment Law at Trethowans. Kathryn…
Kelvin Farmaner photo Kelvin Farmaner Kelvin is an experienced litigation lawyer, an Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)…
Mihiri Gajraj photo Mihiri Gajraj Mihiri is a Partner and leads the Private Client team at Trethowans.…
Nick Gent photo Nick Gent Nick is a highly experienced corporate finance lawyer who advises a range…
Lucy Gleisner photo Lucy Gleisner Lucy is a Partner and head of the firm’s Corporate team. She…
John Hall photo John Hall John is a partner and the Head of Personal Injury . He…
Julian Hamblin photo Julian Hamblin Julian is a highly skilled technology lawyer, having been involved with technology…
Gavin Lane photo Gavin Lane Since qualifying as a Solicitor in 1991, Gavin has specialised in personal…
Jon Stickland photo Jon Stickland Jon is a Partner and head of the Commercial Contracts team at…
Laura Trapnell photo Laura Trapnell Laura is a partner in our corporate team. She is a highly…
Mike Watson photo Mike Watson Mike was appointed as Managing Partner of Trethowans in April 2021. Prior…
Emma Wilders-Pratt photo Emma Wilders-Pratt Emma is well known in the field of family law having been…
Number of UK partners : 47
Number of other UK fee-earners : 89
Total staff : 263
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