• We have a highly experienced specialist team, who advise and look after the interests of elderly and vulnerable adults and children, their relatives, and carers. Our team provide support with legal and financial affairs as well as being able to act as executor, trustee, or attorney. 

    Why choose Brachers? 

    Our multi-disciplinary team provides a seamless service, covering a wide range of legal support for clients including the drafting of Wills and LPAs; advising on property matters such as selling property, releasing equity and considering care home options; applications to the Court of Protection, dealing with probate and estate administration and more.  

    Our team are friendly and personable and will always provide clear advice, avoiding legal jargon, to ensure that all our clients understand the options available to them.  

    We strive to provide the best added value service possible, whether that is out-of-hours phone calls when you need support, or home visits to talk through matters face-to-face in a familiar and comfortable environment. 

    Recognition of our expertise 

    Head of our Elderly and Vulnerable team, Mary Rimmer, is highly regarded and well recognised for her work within the elderly and vulnerable community and her charitable contributions. Mary is highlighted in The Legal 500 2022 guide as a ‘Key Lawyer’ and ‘Next Generation Partner’ in the areas of Charities and Not-for-profit. 

    Mary dedicates much of her time supporting the Alzheimer’s Society, as a volunteer, a Dementia Friends Ambassador and an active member of the Dementia Friendly Community for both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. Her commitment to raising awareness of people living with dementia led to Mary becoming a finalist in the ‘Emma Kent Award for Outstanding Contribution’ category in the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards 2019. 

    In 2022, Mary’s passion for supporting charities was commended, with her win of the ‘Contribution to the Community Award’ at the Kent Law Society Awards. The award recognises Mary’s dedication to the charity sector, including her position as trustee of Spadework and Maidstone Mencap Charitable Trust. 

    Mary is also a member of the professional bodies and groups below and has received a merit in the Step Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients. 

    Our Court of Protection manager, Michael Cressey was awarded ‘Will Writer of the Year’ at the national awards in 2021. Michael was also highly commended at the same awards. 

    Our Private Client team is ranked consistently in the top guides to law firms, achieving the top tier in the Personal Tax and Probate category in The Legal 500. The team are regularly recognised in numerous prestigious industry awards, including winning ‘Best Probate Law Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2021 and ‘Private Client Team of the Year’ at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2020. 

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

    How we can help 

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

    • Powers of Attorney

      Court of Protection

      Wills and Trusts

      Benefits Advice

    • Please get in touch with our Elderly and Vulnerable Client team today to find out how we can help you. 

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