We enjoy working closely with our clients to understand their business needs and provide them with a full range of commercial legal services. Our specialist lawyers provide commercially focussed and pragmatic advice that ensures your interests are always protected.
We advise on areas including:
- commercial agreements and issues (such as terms and conditions, agency and distribution agreements, purchase and supply agreements, outsourcing and joint ventures);
- intellectual property;
- public sector contracts, projects and procurement
Our Commercial team advises large UK and multi-national businesses, SMEs, partnerships, sole traders and charities/ not for profit organisations operating in a wide range of sectors including healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, food and retail, technology and communications, energy and renewables, agriculture, financial services, IT, events, education, travel and fashion. We also have particular experience and expertise advising public sector bodies.
Our team experience includes advising NHS trusts, local authorities and universities/ schools on commercial, contract and public procurement law.
As a firm we are proud to be ranked nationally by Chambers UK, the leading guide to UK law firms, for our work in the healthcare sector and advise public sector and private and third sector providers within this area.
Our commercial team is fully integrated with colleagues across the firm involved in employment, property/ construction, regulatory, corporate and dispute resolution to ensure clients receive the full spectrum of advice they need.
Future-proof your business: Developing a thriving workplace in 2017
This seminar will provide you with an opportunity to hear from leading employment law and HR experts on the current challenges and changes in the workplace, including a review of the new apprenticeship levy, and how this will affect all employers engaging apprentices. Read more22/11/16
Brachers advises Kent businesses to go ‘back to basics’ when it comes to effective credit control
Brachers has advised local companies to review the fundamentals of their credit control processes in order to protect the future sustainability and growth of their business. Read more07/10/16
Brachers advises clients to be pro-active about legal risk
Brachers advises clients be pro-active about legal risk as survey suggests legislative and contractual issues are top priority following Brexit vote. Read more18/09/15
Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards
Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more29/07/15
Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market
Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more15/06/15
Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers
Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more
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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards will come into effect on 1 April 2018. This standard will be applicable for all properties that require an Energy Performance Certificate including lease properties. Read more08/03/17
Latest on business rates following 2017 Budget
The Chancellor has just announced in his Budget to Parliament that further measures are to be applied to business rates in an effort to aid small businesses and pubs ahead of the business rates relief revaluation on 1 April 2017. Read more10/02/17
Data Protection and Confidentiality in GP Surgeries
Summarising the key data protection provisions concerning GP practices and a useful reminder to GPs and staff of the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality in busy, modern day practices. Read more21/11/16
Prime Minister urges businesses to ‘adapt and change’ for a stronger future at annual CBI conference
Brachers has been hearing about how businesses can support sustained growth at the annual CBI conference today. Read more18/10/16
Effective credit control
In the uncertain world in which we currently live it is now more important than ever for businesses to keep a close eye on income revenue. Read more17/10/16
Top Villas story of success
Brachers’ client Top Villas was founded in 2010 by brothers James and Tom Mannings from their family home in Sandwich, Kent. It is now one of the leading luxury villa rental companies in the world, with over 4,000 holiday homes in more than 150 destinations. Top Villas now has offices based at Discovery Park in Sandwich and in Orlando, Florida. We recently caught up with James Mannings in our Discovery Park office. Read more