Bailey Wright & Co. Solicitors was established in June 1996 by Karen Bailey. Our clients come from all parts of the UK and other lawyers and advice agencies refer clients to us. We act on behalf of and give advice to both employees & employers. We are the only firm of solicitors in Birmingham who are currently operating the legal aid franchise in Employment Law at the specialist level. Indeed we are one of only a handful of solicitor firms in the whole of the West Midlands to do so.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Child Care Law, Education Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Public Law, Discrimination Law, Human Tra
- Birmingham Central
|Address||Branston Court, Branston Street|
|Phone Number||0121 270 1566|
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Child Care Law
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We are working remotely and are still able to help and advise all of our existing clients as well as accepting new ones. Following Government advice, our offices are now closed to visitors as we keep face-to-face contact to a minimum. Should it prove necessary for you to physically drop off documents then you should first call to book an appointment to do so. We can support you and are using email, phone and video conference calls to keep in touch. We will work with you to identify any upcoming deadlines and milestones, such as court dates, which may be affected, and act accordingly.
Our Public Law work focuses on challenges to the decisions, acts or omissions of public bodies, including local authorities and government bodies. We have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency, which means that we can provide legal advice, assistance and representation to those who are financially eligible, whose case meets the necessary criteria. So far as reasonably possible, the person bringing the claim should try to resolve the claim without litigation. Litigation should be a last resort. There are codes of practice for pre-trial negotiations, the Judicial Review Pre-action Protocol being the most commonly used.
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.
It is possible for you to gain protection from your abuser by making an application for a civil injunction. The main objective of these orders is to prevent the perpetrator (who must be 'an associated person')* from using or threatening violence against you or your child, or intimidating, harassing or pestering you in any way. These orders regulate who can reside in the family home and can also limit the perpetrator from entering the surrounding area. These orders are appropriate when you do not feel safe continuing to live with the perpetrator or if you want to return home after having left due to domestic violence/harassment and have the perpetrator excluded.
Unfair dismissal occurs when an employee does not have a fair reason to dismiss you, or that they did not follow the proper procedure for your dismissal. If you want to make an unfair dismissal claim, proceedings must be brought within three months less one day of the termination. Maternity leave is a basic legal right and can be for up to 52 weeks. This number can increase depending on the individual's contract of employment. You are also entitled to maternity pay, which is not your usual salary but is a statutory right.
If you feel that we have failed to achieve an acceptable standard of service to you, we would like you to tell us. We regard it as an opportunity to monitor and improve our quality of service. We will investigate your concerns objectively and try to generate a positive and speedy solution. If you feel dissatisfied with any aspect of the handling of your case, it is important that you provide us with details of your complaint by letter, email, over the telephone, or in person as soon as possible.