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Graham Bailey

Year of call 1993, Inner Temple  

Areas of Expertise
Family, Special Education Needs

"Known for acting in cases of serious sexual and ritual abuse."

Legal 500, 2017

"Recommended for serious public law children proceedings."

Legal 500, 2016

"Recommended for his particular expertise in cases involving non-accidental injuries to children."

Legal 500, 2015

"A specialist in heavyweight financial remedy cases."

Legal 500 2014

"Graham Bailey handles complex financial matters and is particularly recommended for cases where assets are held overseas."

Legal 500, 2011


Graham is a family law specialist with a substantial breadth of experience in both children and matrimonial cases. He is well recognised for excellence in written and oral advocacy and is always impeccably well prepared. Graham is highly regarded for his detailed preparation and forensic approach to case presentation and cross-examination.

Graham is excellent at establishing a rapport with clients quickly. He has a calm and reassuring manner which enables him to build a relationship with his clients, one built on trust, understanding and empathy. Graham’s approach means that he is able to make a real difference to people’s lives.



Graham has developed particular expertise in complex and serious public law proceedings and is increasingly instructed by local authorities in cases involving technical expert evidence, serious sexual and ritual abuse (historic and recent) and cases with an international dimension. Graham has notably appeared over the last few months in cases involving:

  • a baby with 66 fractures which were found to be inflicted by one of her parents.
  • serious enclosed head injury.
  • multi-generational sex abuse and the systematic abuse of a child where capacity issues were relevant.

Graham has successfully represented both local authorities and alleged perpetrator clients.

Graham also has an interest in Special Educational Needs and Disability work including discrimination claims.

Graham's matrimonial practice encompasses all forms of complex financial provision litigation and related cases, with particular emphasis on substantial assets and those with business and trust interests. He has most recently undertaken cases involving the following:

  • a 'Barder' claim.
  • the significance of entirely inherited wealth.
  • the complex ownership of familial farming assets.
  • the dissipation of substantial matrimonial assets.
  • the innovative structure of a pension claim to maximise benefits for both parties.
  • a short marriage case involving a claim for compensation.
  • a set aside application based on a claim of 'non-marriage' overseas.
  • cases involving the implications of a POCA order on the distribution of matrimonial assets.

Graham frequently appears in multi-day cases and has experience of high net-worth clients.


LL.B (Hons) Brunel University

Prescribed Information

Graham Bailey is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Mr. Bailey can be found here.

Mr. Bailey's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Mr. Bailey to undertake Court services for a brief fee plus refresher days.  For advisory work, paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate although fixed fees are available. Mr Bailey accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here. Mr. Bailey will typically return paperwork within 10-14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

Specialist Areas of Practice:


Special Education Needs

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