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A team focussed on providing clarity and delivering projects in a way which is aligned to you


Our experienced Property team has legal expertise across all aspects of real estate from property investment and asset management to secured lending, property development and management to infrastructure projects. We also advise on the property aspects of corporate transactions.

Our Property law team combines lawyers from a range of disciplines including construction, planning, agriculture, environmental and property litigation. Our reputation is built upon the wide range of work we do with a varied range of land owners, investors, developers, occupiers and lenders.

We are, first and foremost focussed on providing clarity and delivering projects in a way which is aligned to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives. We will always tailor our advice to your needs and work collaboratively with other professionals such as, for example, lenders, planning specialists, land agents and accountants, to deliver pragmatic and workable solutions. We ensure we involve our clients in every step of the decision-making process and having an open relationship is key to achieving this.

We have specific sector based expertise which has been gained as a result of our ongoing involvement with industries including healthcare, farming, care, education, charities, construction, manufacturing, waste and transport. If you have any commercial property legal needs then please contact our team.

Fact Sheets

Agricultural tenancies fact sheet

FAQs about Agricultural tenancies. Read more

CRC energy efficiency scheme (CRC) fact sheet

The CRC is a mandatory emissions trading scheme for large businesses and public sector organisations in the UK. Read more

Due diligence for purchasers fact sheet

This fact sheet is designed to summarise the key information that would be revealed by different aspects of the standard due diligence process and purchase negotiations. Read more

Due diligence for tenants fact sheet

This fact sheet is designed to summarise the key information that would be revealed by different aspects of the standard due diligence process and lease negotiations. Read more


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News & Events

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 more


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 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


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

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Meet the Team

Emma Andersen | Associate

T: 01622 776443 | Email Emma

Bill Butler | Partner

T: 01622 776469 | Email Bill

Rupert Cox | Solicitor

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Claire Durkin | Solicitor

T: 01622 776407 | Email Claire

Sarah Gaines | Partner

T: 01622 776446 | Email Sarah

Ash Jilani | Partner

T: 01622 776402 | Email Ash

Barrie Jones | Associate

T: 01622 776425 | Email Barrie

Lee May | Partner

T: 01622 680431 | Email Lee

Roberta Organ | Solicitor

T: 01622 776431 | Email Roberta

Sarah Webster | Partner

T: 01622 776458 | Email Sarah


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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

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 more


The complexity of the law on compulsory purchase valuation and the need for reform

A recent case shows how complex the law can be around compulsory purchase orders and shows why it needs to change. Read more


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 more


How could the changes to the electronics communication code affect landowners

Find out what could change with the electronics communication code and how it could affect landowners. Read more


Heads of Terms explained

Reckless negotiation of Heads of Terms on a commercial lease can often lead to parties unintentionally entering into an unfavourable legally binding agreement. It is therefore vital that this stage of the transaction is given careful consideration. Read more


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

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Key Contact

Sarah Gaines


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What Our Clients Say...

"The whole team at Brachers are always helpful, responsive and work to our (on occasion) rather tight deadlines. All departments achieve exceptional results"

Sue Tuke, Watchfinder (Client)