Samantha Baily LLM, LLB, BA, GDLP
Samantha has 15+ years of family law experience with some of WA’s most prestigious boutique Family Law firms which makes for a potent combination of legal knowledge and real-world experience.
Samantha holds a Masters Degree in Law and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2003 and before the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 20 December 2007.
Samantha has practiced in the areas of criminal and family law. For the past 13 years, she has practiced exclusively in family law and has worked in two of the largest family law firms in Perth.
Samantha has extensive advocacy experience, including regular appearances before the Family Court of Western Australia and has appeared in the Family Court of Australia and a multitude of different Magistrates Courts throughout Western Australia and New South Wales.
As a nationally accredited mediation provider, Samantha can provide clients with a wider range of options to resolve their family law conflict by offering alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation and arbitration rather than simply advising clients to fight it out in the Family Court like too many family lawyers do. As the firm’s owner and Managing Director, Samantha has extensive experience as an Independent Children’s Lawyer in countless proceedings before the Family Court of WA, and significant experience in high-level child abuse, alienation and risk cases.
Samantha is an active member of a number of Legal Aid Panels and is also an Independent Children’s Lawyer. In addition, Samantha regularly volunteers at the Joondalup office of the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Service, as well as donating her time each month to assist WREN, an organisation assisting women who are escaping relationships as a result of domestic violence.
Samantha is also named as a recommended Leading Parenting, Custody and Childrens Matter Lawyer in the 2018 and 2019 Doyles Guide.
Caitlin graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University in 2017, completing her College of Law in 2018. Caitlin briefly worked at a commercial law firm post-graduation, before pursuing her interest in family law. She commenced her employment at Baily Family Law in July 2018 as a Law Clerk, until she was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in late 2018 when she continued her employment with Baily Family Law as a Lawyer. Caitlin has a particular interest in Parenting matters and Care and Protection matters.
Caitlin also holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from the University of Western Australia, which helps her have a better understanding of the emotional needs of our client
Swarali is a graduate of Western Sydney University where she completed a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Political Thought. She relocated to Perth following graduation and joined the BFL team as a Law Clerk in May 2019. She is currently undertaking her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice to be admitted to practice as a Lawyer.
Swarali intends to continue working in Family Law post-admission and has a particular interest in property matters and financial agreements.