Year of call 1986
Michael Bailey qualified in 1986 and has always had a wide-ranging common law practice, from Divorce and Children to Property and Landlord & Tenant.
He now specialises in Public Law Children and Statutory Duty cases; Family and Divorce and Negligence (medical and professional).
Michael is a qualified Family Law Abitrator, trained mediator and takes Direct Public Access clients.
He has vast experience of public law care proceedings for parents, Local Authorities and Guardians. He has been led on many occasions: by Anna Pauffley QC, Peter Hughes QC, Richard Anelay QC, Judith Hughes QC, Paul Storey QC, Teertha Gupta QC as well as acting as leading junior counsel. His practice is also in private law: contact, residence, and domestic violence fact finding cases, as well as international abduction (Hague and non-Hague Convention and Brussels II(R)) and relocation cases abroad and in the UK; Schedule I Children Act child financial provision.
Michael also has a wealth of experience in High Court and Principal Registry of the Family Division trials and has appeared on a number of occasions in the Court of Appeal.
High Court & Court of Appeal: Local Authority duty of care to vulnerable children and adults; Court of Protection.
Michael has experience of world-wide and UK freezing injunctions; setting aside dispositions; family partnership disputes; third party interests; pre-nuptial, pre-separation and post separation agreements; pension equalization; foreign marriages.
Many contested hearings at CC level on behalf of unmarried litigant(s).
High Court & County Court: Including medical negligence: misdiagnosis & delay in treatment; workplace injury (including MRSA settlement), occupiers liability, Road Traffic Accidents.
County Court: In area of divorce (barristers liability) and trusts of land (solicitors liability).