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Mills & Reeve LLP

1ST JAMES COURT, WHITEFRIARS, NORWICH, NR3 1RU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
DX:
5210 NORWICH
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Frances Bailey

Tel:
Work 01603 693376
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Family and matrimonial

Position

Principal Associate

Career

Trained Mills & Reeve LLP; Qualified 2004; Solicitor, Mills & Reeve LLP 2004 to 2006; Solicitor, Watson Burton LLP 2006 to 2009; Solicitor, Lake Legal LLP from establishment in 2009 to 2011; Associate, Lake Legal LLP 2011 to 2015; Associate, Stewarts Law LLP 2015 – 2016. Returned to Mills & Reeve LLP - February 2016 as Principal Associate.  Qualified Collaborative Lawyer (September 2012).

Member

Resolution; Regional Committee Member for Resolution; Committee Member Resolution Litigants in Person Working Party

Education

The Hewett School, Norwich; The University of Leeds; The College of Law, York.


East Anglia: Private client

Family

Within: Family

'A  regional superpower', Mills & Reeve LLP is ‘very effective in high-value divorce cases with complex financial elements‘, with one client stating it has 'by far the best family team in the Eastern region; the client care is second-to-none and it continues to provide an amazing Rolls-Royce service'. The firm's 'unbeatable team' includes the ‘smart, effective, incisive and devastatingly effectiveNick Stone in Norwich, who is 'a pleasure to deal with, clearly at the top of their profession, he understands the full emotions of the process and is extremely adept at navigating complex cases‘. He handled a matrimonial case involving financial assets in excess of £60m. 'Simply the best family lawyer in Cambridge', according to one barrister, Caitlin Jenkins in Cambridge 'has a good client manner; she is at the forefront of new family law developments, never seems rushed and is always friendly and courteous'. She has 'a wonderfully calm and warm approach with razor-sharp legal skills; she is very clever and strategic and has a national reputation which is second-to-none'. Principal associate George Sprague 'has the perfect combination of acuity and emotional intelligence'. Also recommended are principal associates Hannah Wilson (who is 'clever, determined and really cares about her clients; she is a great negotiator and litigator') and Frances Bailey (who has 'very good client care skills'), and senior associate Rachel Brand. 

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