Two specialists join Brachers legal firm
Two specialists have joined Brachers Law from
different points of the compass.
Northerner James Bullock heads Brachers’ corporate and
commercial Team, advising clients on the buying and selling of
companies, management buy-outs and buy-ins, joint ventures and
Employment lawyer John Pritchard acts for medium to large
organisations and executives.
After 15 years in corporate and banking Mr Bullock advises on
private equity deals, banking and finance transactions advising
banks, institutional investors, private equity firms and management
He studied at the London School of Economics and qualified in
1998 in Newcastle with international firm Eversheds.
He then went to Squire Sanders (formerly Hammonds) in Leeds, and
was then appointed as a partner in the corporate team of national
firm Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield before coming to Kent, his wife’s
It was whilst in Sheffield that he became company secretary and
honorary legal advisor to the county’s Chamber of Commerce. He
said: “I’m really pleased to have made the move down to Kent to be
working with such a well-respected firm.”
He has three sons and lives with his family near
He enjoys mountain biking and is looking for some great hilly
rides around Kent.
“My old stomping ground was the Peak District so I’ve got a high
Mr Pritchard trained at the Inns of Court School of Law,
followed by pupillage at the Chambers of Rupert Jackson QC, now
Lord Justice Jackson. He was called to the Bar in 1995.
He continued to practise as a barrister until 1998 when he
gained dual status by becoming enrolled as a solicitor. He has
practised as a solicitor ever since, working almost exclusively in
employment law. He was a partner in large regional and city firms
before setting up his own boutique employment law firm in 2007 with
a former colleague. He sits as a part-time employment judge.
He is married with two children and two grandchildren. Mr
Pritchard’s interests include music and sailing.
He said: “I am looking forward to developing my role here and
working with a first-class team.”