Family Law Solicitors

As members of Resolution, our Family Law Solicitors take a constructive, non-confrontational approach: listening, understanding and seeking to find the best way forward for you and your family.

Our Family Law Solicitors are experts in alternative dispute resolution and offer a range of options as an alternative to going to Court including collaborative law and mediation. If your case does require a judge’s input, we will represent you with strength and clarity.

Family law can be an emotional rollercoaster – a mix of sadness, anger, hope and worry. While we can’t smooth away all those ups and downs, our Family Law Solicitors can help make sure you arrive at the best possible destination.

Of course, divorce and separation advice account for one important area of our service. We also offer family law advice on child arrangements, cohabitation, adoption, prenuptial, surrogacy and civil partnerships. Our family law solicitors were delighted to be awarded Family Team of the Year 2019 at the Dorset Legal Awards as well as celebrating our own Dawn Gore being awarded Paralegal of the Year.

Recommended in The Legal 500 2022 UK Guide

‘As a team Trethowans have experience handling all levels of financial remedy claims. The team is well balanced and highly efficient. The four partners are all highly regarded. I consider them among the top band of firms in this area of law in Wiltshire and Hampshire.‘

Andrew Mercer is a top lawyer with very long experience and a wise head. He will always strive to achieve sensible practical and commercial solutions. Grant Cameron and Kimberley Davies are also highly experienced practitioners with great track records and are excellent to work with.‘

‘They offer a first class service to clients in terms of litigation, alternative dispute resolution and support through what are often difficult and emotional times for the clients. The atmosphere at the firm is also very good. Whilst based outside of London, they are a go-to firm in the area for family law and are a match for any specialist London based firm.‘



Trethowans Solicitors are named in The Times Best Law Firms 2022 If you would like to discuss your situation and how we could help, please contact our Family Law solicitors to arrange a free 30 minutes consultation using the quick contact form on this page, or call 0800 2800 421.

We have offices in Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester and London (by appointment only).

“Very professional conduct of cases and immensely supportive approach to clients.”

Legal 500

Meet the team

Andrew Mercer


Emma Wilders-Pratt


Grant Cameron


Kimberley Davies


Laura Bell

Senior Associate

Zoe Minton


Dawn Gore

Associate (Senior Paralegal)

Amy Trench


Helen Clarkson


Rosie Beaven


Jacqueline Reeves


Sara Willis


Hannah McMullen

Trainee Solicitor