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SOMERFIELD HOUSE, 59 LONDON ROAD, MAIDSTONE, KENT, ME16 8JH, ENGLAND
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Work 01622 690691
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Fax 01622 681430
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4806 MAIDSTONE-1
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www.brachers.co.uk

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 4

Brachers (Maidstone)

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex - ranked: tier 4

Brachers (Maidstone)

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 1

Brachers (Maidstone)

The team at Brachers is led by Michael Oatham and specialises in consumer credit recoveries and portfolio management services. Robert Thompson is praised as β€˜extremely knowledgeable’, particularly in the area of consumer credit agreements.

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Brachers (Maidstone)

Michael Oatham heads the practice at Brachers, which is noted for its β€˜sound and reasonable’ advice on complex and high-value cases.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Employment: Kent, Surrey and Sussex - ranked: tier 2

Brachers (Maidstone)

Brachers’ 11-lawyer team is headed by Catherine Daw and acts for clients including Hadlow College and Magna Automotive Group.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 3

Brachers (Maidstone)

Brachers’ team has been advising on health and safety matters for clients in the healthcare sector. John Sheath and Lee May are the key names.

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South East: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 1

Brachers (Maidstone)

Key figures at Brachers include the β€˜extremely thorough and tenacious’ Kelly Ratcliffe and Scott Alexander, and John Sheath, who attracts praise for his β€˜clear judgement and good tactical skills’.

Leading individuals

John Sheath - Brachers

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South East: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 2

Brachers (Maidstone)

Brachers is praised for its β€˜excellent understanding, interpretation and application of the law’. Sarah Webster and Sarah Gaines β€˜respond to matters promptly and thoroughly’. The β€˜experienced’ Christopher Eriksson-Lee joined the firm in 2015 from Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP.

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Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 3

Brachers (Maidstone)

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Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 2

Brachers (Maidstone)

The β€˜canny and insightful’ Stephen Smith heads the practice at Brachers, which includes the β€˜robust and determined’ Mei-Ling McNab.

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Personal tax, trust and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Personal tax, trust and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 2

Brachers (Maidstone)

Brachers’ team stands out for its β€˜extremely efficient’ service. Christopher Eriksson-Lee, who joined from Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP, took over as head from the experienced Simon Palmer.

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South East: Public sector

Education
Education - ranked: tier 4

Brachers (Maidstone)

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Health
Health - ranked: tier 2

Brachers (Maidstone)

John Sheath heads the practice at Brachers and is highly regarded for representing clients at inquests. Ash Jilani is leading the group’s work for primary care providers. The team also routinely advises NHS trusts on employment, procurement and property matters.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 2

Brachers (Maidstone)

Brachers saw the β€˜extremely knowledgeable’ Ash Jilani lead the team advising West Kent and Ashford College on its new Β£16m campus development, which involved the acquisition of two further parts of the development site. Head Sarah Gaines β€˜responds to matters promptly and thoroughly’.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Brachers (Maidstone)

At Brachers, Michael Janney has extensive contentious experience and is regularly called on to act in adjudications. Clients include FM Conway and Neilcott Construction Group. Claire Barwick joined Cripps LLP in 2015.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Brachers (Maidstone)

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

Brachers (Maidstone)

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