About Us

We are members of Resolution and believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. We have an excellent experienced team covering Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset who are here to help you.

Head of Team and collaborative lawyer Andrew Mercer specialises in supporting wealthy individuals. “He is clever and affable as well as pragmatic,” says one source, while another says: “He provides absolute support for his clients right through a case.” (Chambers 2016). He is recognised in the Legal 500 who quote that he ‘provides really practical and sensible advice’. and is ‘excellent with clients’. Andrew is superbly assisted by Dawn Gore whose knowledge of children law is ‘second to none’ (Legal 500 2016).

Emma Wilders-Pratt, Partner and collaborative lawyer, who has particular expertise in representing military personnel, according to the Legal 500, ‘combines the perfect balance of strength and determination to get the very best result whilst being able to sensitively advise her clients on how to reach agreement’.

Juliet Mayhew, Partner and mediator, is listed in the Legal 500 as “a key contact when it comes to advising individuals with companies or farming assets and handling cases involving trusts and inherited wealth.”

Grant Cameron has a broad practice with a focus on family businesses and high net worth individuals. He is regarded as “a pleasure to work with – a solicitor with a pleasant and easy manner.” (Chambers 2016).

Emilie Holland, solicitor and rising star prides herself in being compassionate yet pragmatic.

Amy Trench is Membership Development Officer on the Regional Resolution Committee and promotes the use of alternative dispute resolution as part of her practice.

In addition to being an excellent family solicitor and mediator Kimberley Davies has expertise on advising people about the legal issues they should consider when embarking on assisted reproduction, including donor agreements, co-parenting agreements and surrogacy (both in the UK and abroad). Kimberley also has experience in private law adoptions, both domestic and international.

Last and by no means least Eloise Down, a Chartered Legal Executive, renowned for being tenacious yet pragmatic in her approach, always striving to achieve the best possible outcome for her client.

“The team gives you confidence to be able to fight your cause.”

“The lawyers are organised and clear about everything. They are on top of things.”

Our ethos is to use our expertise to provide you with realistic, practical and decisive advice in an approachable and sensitive manner.

 

How do we manage your case?

Meet the team

Andrew Mercer

Partner and Head of Family
Salisbury

Grant Cameron

Partner
Southampton

Emma Wilders-Pratt

Partner
Winchester

Juliet Mayhew

Partner
Winchester

Dawn Gore

Paralegal
Salisbury

Kimberley Davies

Senior Associate
Poole

Amy Trench

Associate
Southampton

Emilie Holland

Solicitor
Winchester

Eloise Down

Chartered Legal Executive
Poole