Frances Bailey

What can I help you with?

I have specialised in family law for over 18 years dealing with divorce, financial settlements and arrangements for children. I have particular expertise in advising business owners, and their spouses, both at the point of and following separation, and on wealth protection at the commencement of their relationships. 

Example(s) of some recent work

I have recently negotiated a number of financial settlements involving owner-managed businesses, working with the parties’ accountants to structure the settlements in a tax efficient and commercially effective manner.  

On the wealth protection side, I have significant experience advising on and preparing Pre Marital Agreements so as to protect inherited wealth and pre owned assets from future claims. 

What others say about me?

Chambers UK 2022 recently quoted a source as saying "She is exceptional. She's a really client-friendly, bright and unflappable lawyer. She has an amazing legal mind and is extremely calm under pressure." 

What else should you know?

Along with Nick Stone, I co-authored Drawing the Lines: A Guide to Family Agreements. I also contribute regularly to professional journals and publications. Away from work, I am a keen Norwich City fan, occasional runner and (very) amateur musician. I volunteer for Norfolk Community Law Service, helping staff their Family Law Advice Clinic. 

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