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A wealth of knowledge of construction law and the industry, the team provides a full construction law service


Our Construction team boasts a wealth of knowledge of construction law and the industry enabling us to provide a client-focused service.

We provide a full construction law service for clients that include employers, contractors, banks, developers, consultants and insurers.

Our service runs from project inception to project completion including:

  • procurement options and routes;
  • construction and engineering contracts and appointments;
  • construction related property and funding documentation;
  • risk management;
  • framework agreements; and
  • dispute avoidance and dispute resolution.

Our team of lawyers have significant experience gained in large City firms which means we can offer a first-class service and City expertise without the City fees. Our fee structure is flexible, cost effective and tailored to your requirements.

We can help you structure your contractual arrangements to reflect your aims and the requirements of your project, using either bespoke or standard forms, and taking care to reflect your risk profile. We appreciate the requirements of the full range of parties involved in the construction process, including banks, developers, employers, consultants and insurers.

We help avoid disputes by providing commercial advice from the start. Where they are unavoidable, we thoroughly understand the construction industry and can work alongside you to resolve them, utilising the most practical and cost effective means. Where a dispute cannot be resolved by negotiation, we are highly experienced at representing our clients in all forms of dispute resolution including adjudication, arbitration, court proceedings, mediation and expert determination.

We will advise you on the best form of dispute resolution for your particular situation and give you comprehensive assistance with the preparation of all types of claim.

Fact Sheets

Managing an adjudication fact sheet

Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, as amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, gives parties to construction contracts and appointments the right to refer disputes to adjudication. This fact sheet provides information about the process and how we can help. Read more

Building Information Modelling fact sheet

BIM is the use of software which creates a model of a building which will react to change in the same way that an actual physical building would. Read more

Staff management & engagement in the construction industry fact sheet

When it comes to employing and managing staff, all construction businesses have to comply with the complexities of employment law. Read more

Insurance for construction and engineering projects fact sheet

Insurance is a contract in which the insured pays a premium to the insurer who agrees to give the insured financial compensation if a specified event occurs. This event must involve some uncertainty as to its occurrence. Read more


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News & Events

Kent B2B Medway

Brachers will be holding a session to discuss the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect in May next year which will make substantial changes to the way businesses must handle personal data. Read more


GDPR: Future-proof your business and ensure data protection compliance

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will make substantial changes to the way in which personal data is handled. Read more


Three quarters of Kent businesses subject to cyber-attack in 2017

Survey reveals rapidly increasing business cyber threat. Read more


Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards

Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more


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 more


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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Meet the Team

Michael Oatham | Partner

T: 01622 776423 | Email Michael

Jane Ryland | Consultant

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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

Get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is coming, the biggest change in data protection law in 20 years. Read more


Future-Proofing: Brachers role in the growth and success of the Hadlow Group

Brachers was first retained in 1992 to support Hadlow College with effective credit management and equity release to help bolster its finances and footprint in the educational sector. Read more


Maidstone Commercial Property Focus

Despite the many uncertainties facing the UK and its property market, the outlook for Kent remains positive. Read more


Brexit: What do we know already about the impact on business?

Since the UK voted to leave the European Union after 43 years, organisations up and down the country have been looking for clear answers about the implications of Brexit for their business. Read more


A history lesson - Industrial disease claims in the construction industry

Health and safety standards within the construction industry have improved dramatically over the past 20 years or more. Yet the sector is still living with the legacy of unsafe working practices of the 1950s 60s and 70s resulting in a significant number of industrial disease claims, especially for asbestos-related disease and hearing loss. Read more


Data breaches – “We could have done more”

Will your business suffer a data breach in 2016? Will your CEO be the one on the news uttering the increasingly familiar refrain “We could have done more”? Read more

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