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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

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


Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2017

We are delighted to be supporting the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match on Saturday 16 September 2017. Read more


The Hadlow Group and Brachers host joint celebration

College’s 50th anniversary also marks 25 years of collaboration with Brachers Read more


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

Survey reveals rapidly increasing business cyber threat. 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

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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

T: 01622 776437 | Email Rupert

Claire Durkin | Solicitor

T: 01622 776407 | Email Claire

Sarah Gaines | Partner

T: 01622 776446 | Email Sarah

Ben Holmes | Trainee

T: 01622 776515 | Email Ben

Ash Jilani | Partner

T: 01622 776402 | Email Ash

Barrie Jones | Associate

T: 01622 776425 | Email Barrie

Lee May | Partner

T: 01622 680431 | Email Lee

Sarah Webster | Partner

T: 01622 776458 | Email Sarah


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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

Preparing for take-off

Lee May considers some of the planning and legal challenges still to come in the fight to build a third runway at Heathrow. Read more


EPCs and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Landed estates and farming business that rent out property, either residential or commercial, must be aware that the regulations which govern Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are changing. From next year landlords will be unable to let properties that fall below the minimum energy efficiency rating on their EPC. Read more


How easy is it to get planning permission for Tourism and Leisure Development?

Planning Applications for tourism and leisure development (for example a new hotel or guesthouse or leisure facilities such as cinemas, museums and galleries) are considered by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) for the area in which the development is to take place. 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


The key legal considerations when hiring out your venue

If you work in the tourism industry and hire out a venue for business, make sure you have considered the legal aspects of doing so. Read more

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Key Contact

Sarah Gaines


T: 01622 776446

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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)