Trethowans Family Law Team

Andrew Mercer

Partner & Head of the Family Team
Andrew is one of Trethowans’ most experienced Solicitors. Qualifying as a Solicitor in 1989, Andrew became a Partner with the Firm in 1995, joining the Management Board in 2003 and being named Chairman in 2009.

Grant Cameron

Partner
Grant is an Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer, with accreditations in private law children and advanced financial provision. He also trained as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2007, and an all-issues Mediator in 2010, adding a number of sought-after strings to his bow.

Emma Wilders-Pratt

Partner
Emma is a Partner in the family team and a trained Collaborative Lawyer who specialises in all aspects of family law and relationship breakdown, to include divorce, financial disputes between spouses and cohabitants, private law children cases and pre and post-nuptial settlements.

Juliet Mayhew

Partner
Juliet is a Partner and Family Mediator, specialising in all aspects of family law and relationship breakdown. As a member of Resolution, Juliet’s aim is to resolve financial and child related issues in a sensible, non-confrontational and cost effective way.

Kimberley Davies

Senior Associate
Kimberley is a senior associate and family mediator, specialising in all aspects of family law. She qualified in 2009 and joined Trethowans in May 2017.

Amy Trench

Associate
Amy has worked in family law for 6 years. She specialises in assisting separating couples to finalise their separation and determine the division of assets and arrangements for the children if required.

Dawn Gore

Paralegal and Certified Family Law Assistant
Having first joined in 1987, Dawn is a longstanding Paralegal and Certified Family Law Assistant working in the Family Team here at Trethowans.  Dawn obtained a Paralegal Diploma in Family Law in 2000, and in 2007 she passed an ITC course in Family Law and Practice with distinction.  She is a Tier 3 member of the Professional Paralegal Register and specialises in the arrangements for children following parental separation or divorce.  She has particular expertise in cases of a complex nature.

Emma Humby

Legal Secretary
Emma joined Trethowans in 1999 working predominantly as a Legal Secretary within the Family Team from her first day with the Firm.  Emma passed her Paralegal Diploma in Family Law in 2001 and provides invaluable support to the Family Team.

Andrea Smith

Legal Secretary
Andrea is a legal secretary in the Family Team where she provides invaluable support to members of the team and their clients.

Sara Willis

Legal Secretary
Sara has been a Legal Secretary since September 2013 and joined Trethowans in 2015. Sara passed her Paralegal Diploma in Family Law in June 2014.

Laura Sargent

Legal Secretary
Laura is a legal secretary in the Family Team where she provides invaluable support to members of the Team and their clients.  Trethowans has always had a special place in Laura’s heart as her late grandfather worked as an accounts clerk for Woodford & Ackroyd, who merged with Trethowans in October 1996 and she is delighted to be carrying on in his footsteps.

Anna Mason

Legal Secretary
Anna is a legal secretary in the Family Team based in our Poole office where she provides invaluable support to members of the Team and their clients.

Eloise Down

Chartered Legal Executive
Elosie is a Chartered Legal Executive in the Family Team specialising in all areas of Family Law.  She joined Trethowans in April 2018 having worked as a paralegal for 5 years previously at another local firm.  Eloise is tenacious yet pragmatic in her approach and will always strive to achieve the best possible outcome for her client.  Eloise has experience in dealing with children matters including international surrogacy involving children born to a surrogate in the USA and high net worth financial cases involving businesses and valuable assets.