Andrew qualified in 1989 and has been a Partner with Trethowans since 1995. He joined the Management Board in 2003 and became Chairman in 2009. Andrew is also Head of the Private Client Services Group.
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 including residence, contact and education.
Andrew is a long standing member and an Accredited Specialist with Resolution, which is an independent body representing solicitors who specialise in family work. He has particular specialisms in Advanced Financial Provision 1 and Children Law.
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 a Trustee of Salisbury Hospicecare Trust and a former Trustee of Mediation Salisbury & District.
Away from the office …
Andrew was previously a keen competitive swimmer and still undertakes long distance sea swims. He is an avid sport supporter, especially with his children’s chosen sports including – hockey for Hampshire and Salisbury with his daughter and, in addition, selected for JRPC (South East England) as goalkeeper; rugby for Salisbury and rowing with the Canford Crocodiles.
Andrew is a ‘reluctant’ stable hand/groom supporting his children on their BSJA showjumping and British eventing circuits.
Passionate about live music, Andrew can still be seen at numerous concerts and festivals throughout the year, much to the embarrassment of his children! He also enjoys the North Cornish coast for walking, surfing and eating.
- Divorce and separation
- Financial provision
- Cohabitation and pre/post nuptial settlements
- Same Sex Relationships / Civil Partnerships