Heather Bailey

Solicitor

Heather joined Stephensons in 2017 as a solicitor in the consumer dispute resolution team.

Heather studied at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, then went on to do the LPC at BPP Law School in Manchester. She qualified as a solicitor in January 2010. 

Heather has experience in personal injury, civil litigation and conveyancing before starting her employment with Stephensons.

Heather was previously a director at her previous firm and managed the personal injury/civil litigation department which consisted of six staff. 

Heather is a member of APIL.

Areas of specialism

  • Consumer dispute resolution

  • Personal injury

  • Conveyancing

Key cases

Mr C purchased a vehicle from a garage, and when he went to collect it was told there was a mechanical issue which needed fixing. Client hired a replacement vehicle in the meantime (as agreed with the defendant). He has never received the vehicle or his money back as a refund. Court Proceedings were issued and a CCJ obtained for the vehicle, replacement car charges, and the legal costs which the claimant has incurred in pursuing the matter, such as Court fees. 

Mr H instructed Heather to pursue his tenants for rent owed under a tenancy agreement. Firstly she needed to trace their location, as they had moved out of the address in question. Once they were traced a formal letter of claim was sent to them and then a reminder. If there is no response court proceedings will be issued for any monies which are owing and are less than six years old. Mr H has been advised that part of the debt which was incurred over six years ago will now be irrecoverable due to the Limitation Act 1980.