• Our comprehensive private wealth protection service can help you to protect your assets and business interests, whatever happens in life.

    Whether you want to leave a legacy for the next generation, protect your wealth during marriage, or access specialist business or property advice, we have the expertise to support you.

    Download our Private wealth and succession planning brochure.

    Why choose our private wealth team?

    Our large, multi-disciplinary team provides a seamless service, covering a wide range of personal and business law. Our approach is always collaborative. We can work together with your existing financial and wealth advisors to provide an integrated single solution to protect your wealth across all areas of your life.

    Although we are a big team, we know that the personal touch is important. If you choose to partner with us at Brachers, you will always have a dedicated contact who will get to know you and understand your needs.

    We strive to provide the best added value service possible, whether that is out-of-hours phone calls when you need support, or guidance and updates through our legal Q&As or webinar programme.

    Over our 125-year history, we’ve become experts at building long-term relationships with our clients across Kent and the south east, including SMEs, family businesses and local professionals.

    We are also part of the Marcalliance global network of international lawyers, connecting us to legal experts around the world. So we can support you even if your legal affairs cross international borders.

    In March 2020 we opened our new office in Canterbury, and this greater presence has helped us support our East Kent client base further, enabling us to provide greater support to our many clients in the area, including agricultural businesses and farming families.

    Recognition of our expertise

    Brachers solicitors are consistently ranked in the top guides to law firms. The team is ranked in the top tier for ‘Personal, Tax, Trusts and Probate’ in The Legal 500 and in Band 2 in the area of private wealth law in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide.

    Brachers’ Head of Private Client, Christopher Eriksson-Lee, is ranked as the only top tier lawyer for private wealth law in Kent in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide.

    If you instruct us to help with the purchase or sale of property, you will be in safe hands. Our Residential Conveyancing team are accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales’ Conveyancing Quality Scheme, a recognised industry quality standard for handling property transactions.

    Our teams are regularly recognised in numerous prestigious industry awards. Recent highlights include:

    • Winning ‘Best Estate Planning Team’ at The Probate Industry Awards 2024.
    • Highly commended for ‘Best Probate Law Firm – Regional’ at The Probate Industry Awards 2024.
    • Winning ‘Best Deputyship Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2023.
    • Shortlisted for ‘Best Probate Law Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2022.

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

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  • Brachers know their subject, are very competent and, above all, very diplomatic. These attributes have been so important during the present lock down when the ‘working from home’ handicap could have spoiled progress – but it didn’t.

    The Legal 500
  • The empathy and reassurance provided during proceedings was of a highly personal nature.

    Chambers High Net Worth Guide
  • Brachers are very community-minded and are always approachable and easy to communicate with.

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  • The team are great and responsive on all aspects of the work we do together. They provide advice regarding a family trust and the wider estate planning for the client.

    The Legal 500 2024
  • Brachers has the personal touch, listening carefully to clients’ needs in a friendly, sensitive and helpful manner. It has a wealth of experience, gathered over many decades, and is highly regarded by its local clients in Kent. Such loyalty from locals is reassuring.

    The Legal 500 2024