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About Us

Seeking the best possible outcome for you, your business and the wider community.

Founded more than 100 years ago, Brachers has grown to be recognised as a regional leader providing valuable legal support to individuals and companies. Alongside our full range of services, we are proud of the specialist expertise we’ve built up in debt recovery, healthcare and agriculture and also proud of the family-ethos that has left a lasting impact on the way our firm operates.

The firm is committed to excellence and management best practice, adhering to the ISO and Lexcel quality standards. Our clients’ feedback has led to Brachers achieving top national and regional rankings by independent guides to UK law firms, with 23 specialist practice areas being recognised. In 2015, Brachers won Halsbury’s Law Firm of the Year for, amongst other things, our client care and service focussed initiatives.

Our client base includes private individuals and their families, SMEs, owner managed businesses, publicly funded organisations, healthcare organisations, schools, colleges, further education providers, charities, family businesses and multi-national corporations. To read more about our recent work, please click here.

Our People

Brachers continues to grow and develop and the firm has a highly-skilled, dynamic group of lawyers. In the past three years, over 30 lawyers have joined the firm, strengthening its position as a leading law firm in the region. Creative thinking is an important part of our offering to clients and collaboration and strong team working internally is behind our reputation for constantly searching out new ways to create value.


Our commercial division is recognised as a regional leader in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and restructuring. It advises on some of the leading deals in the region, many of which normally gravitate towards London law firms. Within commercial’s offering is our property and development team with specialisms established over many years in sectors to include construction, healthcare, education, agriculture, waste energy and resource management, secured Lending and corporate support. Our commercial teams, which also include employment, HR, dispute resolution, planning, environmental and health and safety, are proud to work alongside businesses and individuals across Kent and the South East.

Key contact: Shirley Moore, Partner & Head of Commercial Services

Private Client

Our private client division is well regarded and offers valuable support to our clients and their families. They support business owners, directors and entrepreneurs together with our well established agricultural client base. Our family team is one of the leading teams in the region. They act with sensitivity and in collaboration with you. Our wills, trust and probate team assist across all stages of life and have experience of dealing with highly complex financial arrangements, tax planning, and difficult and complicated estates where personalised solutions are needed as well as the more straightforward instructions. The team also consists of residential conveyancing and personal injury services.

Key contact: Stephen Smith, Partner & Head of Private Client Services

Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Litigation

Our Debt Recovery & Insolvency team is one of the leading teams in the country committed to providing excellence through good recoveries and strong compliance being FCA accredited. Their client base varies from large national and blue chip PLCs to owner/managed enterprises throughout the UK. They also represent utility companies and have developed a particular specialism in acting for lenders and debt purchase companies. Our litigation teams support our debt recovery and commercial teams working collaboratively with our clients and adopting a commercial approach to achieve the right result.

Key contact: Michael Oatham, Partner & Head of Debt Recovery, Insolvency & Litigation

Key Contact

Joanna Worby

Managing Partner

T: 01622 680414

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What Our Clients Say...

"The firm is fantastic at identifying what's an issue and dealing with evidence. It also has great client relationships and commitment."

Chambers UK - Brachers Employment team

They are regarded as a leading firm in Kent, with longevity, trust and a personal touch highlighted as distinguishing factors.

Client quote, Chambers UK

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work in pursuing this matter for myself and I do believe you have got the best possible…

Chambers UK - Brachers Employment team