Ordinarily, when an individual (the donor) makes a gift*, it is considered to be a Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes. If the donor dies within seven years, the PET is taken into account on death and tax is calculated accordingly. If the donor survives for seven years, the PET can be […]
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Who we are
Mercers focus on supporting individuals and businesses in private and commercial matters where expert legal advice is required.
Our client-focused approach has been successfully supporting clients for 200 years in Henley on Thames, Wallingford, Watlington, Dorchester, Marlow, Wargrave, Sonning, Pangbourne and throughout England.
Whenever disputes occur Mercers specialist Trusts & Disputes department take a pragmatic, cost-effective approach whilst providing expert advice on all matter of Contentious Probate and Court of Protection matters.
With our experience of mediation and litigation we can help whenever contentious residential property, landlord and tenant, professional negligence, commercial debt and trust & estate disputes occur.
The experienced team at Mercers help Private Clients with all aspects of inheritance planning including Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax Planning and Trust & Estate administration.
Mercers offers a comprehensive conveyancing service. We specialise in residential property sales, purchases and refinances.
One of Mercers Associates, Sarah Crowther, offers a specialist Notary Public service, usually needed when people are relocating overseas and documents or copies of documents require a notarised witness.
What People Are Saying
Hear what some of our clients have to say about Mercers Solicitors...
I just want to thank you again for all your help… we couldn’t have placed ourselves in more trusting, caring hands than your good kind self. It was great we had the opportunity to meet you when we did Alex!
Mrs A from Maidenhead
Peter has gone above and beyond with his informative, sympathetic and extremely wise advice.
Mrs H of Oxfordshire
We should like to place on record our appreciation of the highly professional and yet patient and stress-free manner in which Mercers have handled these matters for us.
I really do want to thank you for your patience, kindness and the meticulous way in which you tackled both me and my problem.
Mrs D from Maidenhead
Very professional and helpful. Don't know what I would have done without Shella!
Mrs G of Australia
You are so meticulous, efficient, and very responsive. Your professionalism and quality of work is outstanding. The fact that this matter was carried out during the very challenging times we have all experienced due to the Pandemic, makes the level of your service even more outstanding. Throughout the complete process I have always had the feeling that I was working with a friend I had known for years.
Mr D of Oxfordshire
Having sometimes experienced slow and reactive lawyers, it was refreshing to deal with Ruth and her team. The transaction was done promptly and smoothly. We will definitely use Ruth again and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to family and friends.
Mrs B of Berkshire.
We have never experienced such fast and efficient return of communication from any past or present Paralegal/ Solicitor. Thank you Jess and Sam.
Mr & Mrs Masri of Berkshire
I have always received first class service from Sarah Crowther. Her advice and suggestions have always proven excellent. What she says she will do she does.
Mrs W of Berkshire
Thank you for all your care and understanding in helping me … through the complexity of a will.
Mr P from Berkshire
Quality, professional firm with integrity, nice people – I had a first class experience.
Mr A S of Oxfordshire
We have very much appreciated Paula's patience and expert guidance through, for us, a tricky landscape.
Mr A and Mrs S
Knowing we had Jess in charge of everything kept our stress levels in check. We are grateful for all the help and guidance she has given us.
Mr & Mrs W
Megan has been extremely friendly, helpful, smart and quick - she is a real credit to Mercers.
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For the past 130 years, the Berkshire, Bucksinghamshire and Oxfordshire (‘BB&O’) Law Society have continued to promote the interests of the profession and have provided a strong focus for lawyers in the local area. On Friday the 13th October 2023 a team from Mercers attended the Annual BB&O Law Society Dinner and Awards. The event […]