Being a serving member in Her Majesty's Armed Force can result in a number of issues that are simply not such a problem for civilians.

For example, regular operational tours and detachments, whether in the UK or abroad, can cause various issues including:

  • putting a strain on a relationship
  • if separated or divorced and you have children, there could be difficulties with contact with your children
  • legally empowering someone to deal with your financial and other affairs while you are away

Then there are matters regarding property, pensions, Wills and unfortunate events such as personal injuries.

At Trethowans we have a team of lawyers who have specific experience of helping military personnel and their families.  We understand the law, and just as important, we understand the issues that you have as a serving member of the Armed Forces.

One of your first concerns may be the logistical problem of selecting legal advice.  At Trethowans we offer a free initial 30 minute no obligation consultation at a time convenient to you.  This can be at either our Southampton or Salisbury office or over the telephone, whatever is convenient for you.

We frequently represent military personnel posted abroad, instructions and advice can be taken and given by telephone or email.  Documents can be scanned electronically to reduce postal times.

What people say about us

Recommended by Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2010:

"Service excellence is a priority" at Trethowans and "clients value the firm's ability to deliver top quality, expert advice, on time, in a very personable manner and at a competitive price."  We are described as "Capable, thorough and tactically astute"

Meet the team


Andrew Mercer
Partner & Head of Family Team
01722 426954
07880 703 500
Chris Whiteley
Managing Partner
Personal Injury
01722 426921
07884 184 580
Personal Injury

Chartered Legal Executives

Jenny Shucksmith
Chartered Legal Executive
Private Client
01722 426973
Private Client


Adele Martin
Personal Injury
01722 426975
Personal Injury