Business Continuity Update

In the light of the rapidly evolving situation regarding the spread of COVID-19, we have put in place a number of measures to ensure we maintain the highest level of service and to help to protect our clients and our team.

Ash House office

The office now staffed remotely and we are all working from home.

Existing clients

To minimise risk to our clients and to us contact details for individual fee earners are now supplied to our clients direct.

Attendance at conferences with Counsel and the Court will be reviewed on an individual basis utilising phone options wherever possible.

New clients

As far as new clients are concerned, we offer to them a first meeting with us by phone or Skype.

If you are self-isolating and/or have had any of the symptoms you are recommended to alert you to the need to self-isolate, please contact us and appropriate arrangements will be made to advise and help you by phone or Skype.


Any queries or concerns please give me a call on 0121 770 1221 or email me on [email protected]

As the situation develops we will continue to be alert to government advice and will keep you updated as to any changes in our procedures and plans.

Mercy Messenger
Family Law

Est 1983

Experienced. Resourceful. Effective.

Who We Are

Mercy Messenger Solicitors was established by founder partner Mercy Messenger in 1983 and is continually developing and strengthening its expertise. The firm is widely regarded as one of the leading matrimonial and family law specialist practices in Birmingham and the West Midlands. The aim of the firm is to provide services of the highest quality which produce fair and effective results.

We are large enough to handle all aspects of complex cases across the spectrum of work involved in relationship breakdowns, whilst small enough to provide the specialised committed service to which all clients are entitled.

The firm is fortunate to have the consultancy services of partner David Messenger who is a specialist commercial lawyer with extensive corporate finance experience. To our clients he brings a thorough understanding of their business concerns and of the valuation aspects that can arise out of relationship breakdown, especially the implications for family businesses.


Clients come from a broad range of backgrounds, including business, professional, academic, arts and entertainment, farming, equestrian, and abroad, and are as different as the problems they bring to us.

The majority if not all of our clients come to us by way of recommendation by colleagues, friends or family, as well as via referrals from other lawyers, and frequently by way of recommendation by the other side in previous cases!

We have also established a reputation in successfully concluding cases for clients coming to us for a second opinion with reservations about advice they have previously received.

"Many thanks to the whole team, especially “Top Gun" Mercy for a life changing experience."

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Our Services

Marital and Civil Partnership Breakdown

A decision to separate has an enormous impact on our clients and their families.


Arrangements for children can become particularly controversial and problematic following a relationship breakdown...

Financial Arrangements

The questions and aspects which need to be considered when one party is considering divorce...


We have experience in advising clients who are looking to protect pre-acquired, family or inherited wealth...

Second Opinion

We have established a reputation in successfully concluding cases for clients coming to us...


We have unrivalled experience in relation to Appeals.

Family and Property Protection

It may be that the client feels vulnerable or threatened in the aftermath of a relationship breakdown...

Alternative Routes
to a Successful Outcome

Settlement away from the Court is always encouraged.

Fees and Payment

Transparent fees and billing and fair estimates of anticipated future costs.

"When I look at where we started and where we are now it is fantastic and most importantly it is now manageable. Thank you and well done."

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Meet The Team

Harpreet Saund

Children Lawyer

Mercy Messenger

Senior Partner

Mercy Messenger
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Ellie Sofroniou


Contact us

If you would like to get in touch please phone us or e-mail and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Phone : 0121 770 1221

For out of hours urgent messages please email our admin office on:

[email protected]

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