• 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 for Private Wealth in 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.

    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 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:

    • shortlisted for ‘Best Probate Law Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2022
    • winning ‘Best Probate Law Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2021
    • three members of the firm were winners at Kent Law Society’s COVID Heroes Awards 2021
    • gaining second place in the ‘Best operational continuity category’ at the prestigious Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2021
    • winning ‘Private Client Team of the Year’ at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2020
    • being shortlisted for two consecutive years at the Family Law Awards 2019/2020
    • being shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in Marketing and Communications’ category at the Law Society Excellence 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.

    • Wills, probate and Powers of Attorney

      Tax planning

      Succession planning and gifting

      Succession planning for landed estates, farms and rural businesses

      Family offices

      Contentious Wills, trusts and estates

      Protecting assets before and after marriage


      Residential conveyancing and property portfolios

      Business interests and family businesses

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Meet the Team:

  • 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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