Frances Bailey > Mills & Reeve LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
1 St James Court

Work Department

Family and matrimonial


Principal Associate


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).


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


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

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Family

(Next Generation Partners)

Frances BaileyMills & Reeve LLP

The family law practice at Mills & Reeve LLP is ‘utterly professional, exactly what you would hope to find in any highly respected legal firm‘. It is ‘the go-to premier regional firm – a truly London service with regional specialist knowledge‘. ‘The epitome of professionalism‘, Nick Stone is the lead partner in Norwich and head of the firmwide family and children practice. Also in Norwich, principal associate Frances Bailey is ‘highly pragmatic, professional and approachable‘, while senior associate and chair of the local Resolution committee Naomi Shelton provides ‘sympathy of touch married with a solution focused overview‘. Caitlin Jenkins is the lead partner in Cambridge and is ‘super-numerate and skilled in all aspects of family law‘. She is supported by principal associates Hannah Wilson and Rachel Brand, and senior associate Ania Tarasiewicz.