Andrew Mercer, Partner & Head of Family Team
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Qualifying as a solicitor in 1989 Andrew has been a Partner with Trethowans since 1995. He joined the Management Board in 2003 and became Chairman in 2009. Andrew is described in Chambers (2018) by sources who say: "He is pragmatic and excellent to work with." His clients include farm owners and a range of other professional individuals.
The Legal 500 (2017) highly regard Andrew as he ‘combines being a great leader and motivator with being a first-class collaborative lawyer’, he is ‘excellent with clients’ and ‘has the knowledge and ability to take on complex and high value cases’ including financial and children cases.
Andrew's main area of expertise is Family Law - divorce, separation, financial provision, civil partnerships and other related issues. He is particularly adept at handling complex, high net worth settlements which involve family partnerships, businesses, farms, foreign property or trusts. Additionally, Andrew has an expertise in the specialist financial nature of Armed Forces related issues. He also advises clients on pre and post nuptial agreements as well as issues relating to children.
Andrew is a long standing member with Resolution, which is an independent body representing solicitors who specialise in family work.
Andrew trained as a collaborative lawyer in 2005 and firmly believes in the benefit of a non-confrontational, no Court approach to the resolution of issues relating to both finance and children arising from relationship breakup.
Away from the office...
Andrew is a keen sports supporter. Previously a competitive long distance swimmer, Andrew still trains for general fitness. His children play a large part in his sporting interests with his daughter having recently played U16 international hockey for England and at the Sainsbury's Games as well as Club hockey for Salisbury Ladies First XI and his son who plays for Salisbury RFU as well as his school. Both Andrew and his son are long standing season ticket holders with Bath Rugby.
With a passion for live music, Andrew can be spotted at numerous festivals and concerts throughout the year - much to the embarrassment of his children! He also spends time walking with his dogs and surfing on the North Cornish coast.