Bailey joined the family law team at BSLSC in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Bailey worked with one of Canada’s top family law litigators where she gained trial and appellate experience on high-conflict cases. Her practice includes both complex financial and parenting issues. Bailey articled at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (BSCC) where she provided advice and representation to women survivors of violence. While at BSCC she drafted a Motion for Leave to Intervene and co-drafted an Intervenor Factum for the Supreme Court of Canada in R v. Quesnelle. She is proud to serve clients with a trauma-informed approach and to handle matters involving domestic violence with the care and attention they deserve. Bailey is expanding her practice to include collaborative family law. She looks forward to bringing her child-focused approach to achieving negotiated settlements in a cost-effective manner.
Bailey obtained her Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Bailey was a Dean’s List Scholar and received the course prizes in Legal Research and Writing and Professional Responsibility, as well as awards for law reform and raising consciousness of women’s issues. While at law school Bailey gained experience in Family and Criminal law matters at Dalhousie Legal Aid Service.
When not advocating for her clients Bailey enjoys hiking and camping. She is currently the Public Affairs Liaison for the Women Lawyers Forum of the OBA and is a member of the Family Lawyers Association, the Advocates Society, the National Association of Women and the Law, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Women’s Legal Education Action Fund.