Karen is the Principal Solicitor of Bailey Wright & Co. She set the practice up in June 1996. She was the first African-Caribbean woman to set up a practice in Birmingham City Centre. Karen is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in cases involving social services, such as care proceedings, adoption proceedings and applications for contact with children in care. She also provides advice and representation in relation to issues before the Care Standards Tribunal and/or the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Phil Storey has been a solicitor at Bailey Wright & Co since 2002 and has over 15 years experience advising in education law disputes. Phil has extensive experience appearing before the First Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) and regularly advises parents in relation to disputes about the contents of statements of special educational needs and disability discrimination. Phil also advises parents in relation to admissions to and exclusions from schools as well as advising students about disputes with their universities and complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education. Phil’s knowledge of the law and practical and sensible approach to matters has helped hundreds of parents and their children over the years. Phil also has experience in advising both individual and companies in employment law disputes including drafting documentation, negotiating settlements and representation at the Employment Tribunal.
Dion is our Trainee Solicitor, and our newest recruit.