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A leading provider of legal and HR advice to schools, academies and higher educational establishments


Brachers is a leading provider of legal and HR advice to schools, academies and higher educational establishments. The Education team brings a fresh approach to the sector, collaborating a team of lawyers and HR consultants that advise on the issues faced by the sector in a straight forward, jargon free, approachable manner.

We strive to provide a service that recognises the specific needs, aims, challenges and culture of your organisation, whilst bringing a wealth of knowledge and solutions from our past experience.

We hope we can share our passion and enthusiasm with you, working in partnership in pursuit of delivering educational excellence.

News & Events

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


Brachers sponsored Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2015

Brachers has sponsored the 2015 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards at a ceremony organised by the Kent Messenger Charity Team. The award ceremony was held at Leeds Castle, Maidstone on Tuesday 19 May. Read more


Brachers sponsors Kent Excellence in Business Awards

For the third successive year, Brachers has been searching for the best land-based business in Kent as part of the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA). Read more


Five senior appointments at Brachers

Brachers has expanded its Private Client, Commercial Property and Commercial teams with five senior appointments. Read more

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Meet the Team

Julie Alchin | Associate

T: 01622 776428 | Email Julie

Louise Brenlund | Associate

T: 01622 776405 | Email Louise

James Bullock | Partner

T: 01622 776421 | Email James

Bill Butler | Partner

T: 01622 776469 | Email Bill

Sarah Hewitt | Solicitor

T: 01622 776459 | Email Sarah

Michelle Perry | HR Director

T: 01622 776455 | Email Michelle

Colin Smith | Partner

T: 01622 776451 | Email Colin

Joanna Worby | Managing Partner

T: 01622 680414 | Email Joanna


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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

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


Academy conversions explained

A summary of the process of converting a school to an academy, in light of the Government’s decision that all schools will convert to academies by 2020. Read more


Budget 2016 - The Future of Schools

The question is no longer should we convert to academy status but when shall we convert? Read more


Brachers Business - issue 2

The latest edition of our business newsletter, Brachers Business. Read more


“Educating Kent” - Hadlow College

Read more on how our legal expertise has helped Hadlow College Group. Read more

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Key Contact

Bill Butler


T: 01622 776469

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