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About Us

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

We strive to be the leading law firm of choice in the South East by delivering quality and value to our clients with a personal service. Achieving this requires continuous innovation and delivery of an exceptional client experience to fulfil our promise to our clients. In a recent survey 97% of our clients would recommend us to family and friends.

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.

The firm is committed to excellence and management best practice and the quality of our work is underpinned by our effective case management and quality control systems.

Brachers’ strength and depth of practice areas, its deep sector knowledge, its enviable client relationships and the level of engagement its staff bring to their work is what sets us apart from our competitors.

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

Email Joanna

What Our Clients Say...

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

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