• When your family’s wellbeing is tied to the success of your business, getting the right advice and support is crucial.

    Our extensive legal and commercial expertise will give you the tools you need to achieve your goals and give your family peace of mind.

    We advise all sizes and types of family business, whether you’re just starting out or have been around for generations.

    No matter how complex your legal needs are, our team can help you find the right solution.

    Why choose Brachers to support your family business?

    We understand the unique challenges faced by businesses like yours. Over our 125-year history, we’ve become experts at building long-term relationships with family businesses across the south east, from first-generation businesses controlled by a founding owner through to third-generation businesses with many family members involved.

    No two businesses or families are the same, so we tailor our approach to your needs and family dynamics.

    We encourage our clients to invest time with us early on, so that we can anticipate and avoid costly legal issues further down the line.

    We also have strong relationships with other local professional advisors such as banks, accountants and wealth managers. By working with your other trusted partners, we can provide you with quick, comprehensive and cost-effective advice.

    Recognition of our expertise

    Brachers solicitors are consistently ranked in the top guides to law firms, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

    Our Private Client team has also been ranked highly in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide, which ranks the top lawyers and law firms for private wealth.

    Our teams are regularly recognised in prestigious industry awards, including the South East Dealmakers Awards, the UK Probate Research Awards and the Family Law Awards.

    Find out more about our awards, accreditations and partnerships that make us stand out from the rest.

    How we can help family-owned businesses

    Simply expand the sections below for more information on the services and support available to you.

    • Business governance

      Sale of family businesses

      Dispute resolution

      Employment law

      Property law

      Succession planning

      Tax planning

      Marriage and divorce

      Contentious Wills and estates

Key Contacts - Family Business Solicitors:

Meet the Team:

  • London-quality advice from a responsive and approachable local firm.

    Client quote
  • Widely experienced corporate practice which displays a particular affinity for private equity work, offering extensive expertise in advising investors and investees on transactional matters and portfolio company work.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Superb family law practice tackling substantial matrimonial finance cases, providing expertise on complex commercial, agricultural and trust structures. Possesses further expertise in handling complex Children Act matters.

    Chambers & Partners
  • The empathy and reassurance provided during proceedings was of a highly personal nature.

    Chambers High Net Worth Guide