Brachers is proud to have served the
people of Kent for more than 125 years
But our responsibilities don’t stop there – as the firm continues to grow and adapt to the changing landscape, we are committed to ensuring we are around for many years to come.
Henry James Bracher starts the firm on Earl Street, a premises where he already worked as Guardians of the Hollingbourne workhouse.1912
Frank Miskin joins the firm when he marries George’s daughter, Marjorie. His son and grandson will go on to join the firm.1912
Henry’s son, Guy Bracher joins the firm which is renamed Bracher, Son and Miskin. He was killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1916.1923
Henry’s son, Philip Bracher, joins the firm. He will later become President of the Kent Law Society.2020
Brachers commits to supporting Elmer elephant trail through Maidstone to raise money for Heart of Kent Hospice.
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Supporting businesses and the community
We have been providing legal services to people and businesses since 1895, continuing through major challenges such as World Wars and international pandemics.
From the very start we have put clients at the heart of our business, which has always sat alongside our promise to the local community and ability to offer excellence. In the beginning, the highest standard of work quickly became the expectation of all who instructed us.
Today, we remain a law firm renowned for building lasting relationships with clients and delivering high quality advice. The firm is run by an executive board which makes all major decisions with these objectives in mind. The firm has changed a lot over the years but its core values and culture are still recognisable.
As a firm we are proud of our continuing role in the south east’s most significant developments and our commitment to the key sectors represented in the region.
Brachers’ was founded in 1895 by Henry James Bracher who moved to Maidstone when he was appointed Clerk to the Guardian of the Hollingbourne Union, a workhouse based in the area. In 1912 he was joined by his son, Guy, who was later killed in the First World War, and Frank Miskin.
Brachers took its name from these first three partners, Bracher, Son & Miskin and for the first 75 years the partners were drawn solely from the Bracher, Miskin and Brown families.
By 1970 it became necessary to recruit other partners to support clients and in 1988 the name was changed to Brachers.
George Bracher retired in 1998 and Chris Brown in 2003, who were the last of the family members.
While the world has changed to be almost unrecognisable to what Henry Bracher would have known in 1895, what hasn’t changed for the business is our focus on our clients and the quality of advice.
More than 125 years later, we continue our commitment to our clients and supporting the local community by consistently seeking the best possible outcome for businesses and individuals.
Brachers are very community-minded and are always approachable and easy to communicate with.
A firm with longevity, trust and a personal touch.
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