Our Team

Meet the

Baily Family Law Team

Managing Director

Samantha Baily

Senior Associate

Loretta Carè

Senior Associate

Jeff Hewitt

Senior Associate

Karen Campbell

Senior Associate

Bobbee Whittome

Senior Associate

Caitlin Ede

Lawyer

Jaymee Poh

Lawyer

Madeline Zulsdorf

Senior Legal Assistant

Roma Brown

Senior Legal Assistant

Vesna Djordjevic

Paralegal

Devon Ede

Paralegal

Janae Godfrey

Legal Assistant

Lucy Stone

Legal Assistant

Aiden Campbell

Administrative and Accounts Assistant

Lorna Wainwright

Accounts Manager

Kirsten Yates

Practice Manager

Swarali Kembhavi

Managing Director

Samantha Baily

LLM, LLB, BA, GDLP

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

samantha@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Meet Samantha, our Founder & Director, who 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 in 2007.

For the past 18 years, she has practiced exclusively in family law, having worked at two of the largest family law firms in Perth. She established Baily Family Law, bringing with her a potent combination of legal knowledge and real-world experience.

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.

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. She is an active member of a number of Legal Aid Panels and is also an Independent Children’s Lawyer.

In addition, she 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 Children’s Matter Lawyer in the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Doyles Guide.

Senior Associate

Loretta Carè

LLB GDLP

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

loretta@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Loretta is a highly experienced and renowned family law practitioner with 30 years of experience across all areas of family and de-facto law matters. She joined Baily Family Law in October 2021 having previously worked as a Senior Associate for one of Western Australia’s largest independent full-service law firms.

Loretta brings extensive experience in both negotiated settlements and family court litigation, Loretta’s skill and expert knowledge covers all areas of divorce, separation, property settlements, parenting plans, complex financial matters, spousal maintenance and sensitive children’s matters.

Senior Associate

Jeff Hewitt

(08) 6555 3953

 

Jeff@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Jeff joined the Baily Family Law team as a Senior Associate in December 2023. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia in 2001 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2003. Jeff has specialised in family law for over 20 years, with his practice covering all areas of family law, including but not limited to property and financial settlement, parenting matters, superannuation splitting, spousal maintenance, consent orders, binding financial agreements, child support agreements, and legal issues arising from de facto relationships and same sex relationships. He is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia and the Law Society of Western Australia, and also volunteers for the Women’s Legal Service, from which he received a Certificate of Appreciation in November 2023 in recognition of his dedication and efforts.

 

Senior Associate

Karen Campbell

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

karen@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Karen joined Baily Family Law in October 2022. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in June 2006, and practiced Family Law in New Zealand from 2006-2009, which included complex parenting matters, and cases involving significant levels of Family Violence. Karen relocated to Perth in 2009 and has worked exclusively in Family Law in Western Australia since that time. She has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia since 2009 and has been on the roll of the High Court of Australia since 2010. Karen has worked as an Independent Children’s Lawyer since 2014 and has significant assistance in cases involving family violence, allegations of risks of abuse and alienation. She is on a number of Panels for Family Law and Dispute Resolution with Legal Aid WA.

Karen has significant experience in relation to complex parenting and property settlement matters. She actively encourages parties to reach agreement by way of mediation and without the need for contested Family Court proceedings. However, if matters are not capable of resolution, Karen has significant experience appearing in the Family Court and can capably assist you though the Court process with efficiency and empathy. Karen is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia

 

Senior Associate

Bobbee Whittome

LLB GDLP

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

bobbee@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Bobbee joined the Baily Family Law team as a Senior Associate in early 2022.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch university in 2011 and admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2012, after which she worked for the Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia in alternative dispute resolution and the duty lawyer service at the Family Court of Western Australia.

Bobbee practices in all areas of Family Law, and has a particular interest in complex parenting cases involving children at risk, mental health issues and family violence.

Bobbee is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia and the Law Society of Western Australia. She is a qualified Independent Children’s Lawyer and was voted 2019 Rising Star in Doyle’s Guide.

Senior Associate

Caitlin Ede

LLB, BA, GDLP

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

caitlin@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

Caitlin is one of Baily Family Laws longest-standing team members. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University in 2017 and proceeded to complete her College of Law in 2018.

After graduation Caitlin worked at a commercial law firm before she began pursuing her interest in family law. Her interest in this area of the law is what subsequently led her to becoming a much-loved and respected team member at Baily Family Law.

She commenced her employment with BFL in July 2018, initially as a Law Clerk, until she was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in late 2018 where she continued her employment with Baily Family Law as a Lawyer.

Caitlin has a particular interest in Parenting & Care and in Protection matters. Caitlin also holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from the University of Western Australia, which affords her a professional, emphatic and mindful understanding of the emotional needs of every client.

Lawyer

Jaymee Poh

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

jaymee@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

Jaymee graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia in 2018. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the College of Law in 2020.

Upon his admission to practice, Jaymee commenced work as a family lawyer at a Community Legal Centre where he worked on a specialised program providing family law parenting advice and representation to male inmates of Western Australian prisons.

Jaymee moved into private family law practice in 2021 where he worked primarily on property matters before joining Baily Family Law in 2023.

Jaymee has experience in all areas of Family Law, including parenting matters involving complex issues of family violence and abuse, property matters and spousal maintenance.

Prior to starting his legal career, Jaymee obtained a degree in Molecular Biology and worked briefly as a Research Assistant before completing a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. He taught high school science and mathematics at various high schools in Western Australia for 5 years.

Lawyer

Madeline Zulsdorf

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

maddy@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

Madeline recently graduated from Murdoch University and was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court in December 2023.

Madeline has been working exclusively in family law as a paralegal for the last 5 years and plans to continue to work in the family law sector.

Outside of work, Madeline enjoys staying active at the gym, playing soccer, and spending time with her friends, family and animals.

Senior Legal Assistant

Roma Brown

(08) 6555 3953

 

roma@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Roma joined the Baily Family Law team in 2022 as Senior Legal Assistant, following a 33-year tenure at one of Western Australia’s largest independent full-service law firms.

Roma’s legal experience spans across a variety of sectors including Property, and Wills and Estates. Most recently, Roma has worked exclusively in Family Law in a Senior Secretarial role.

She enjoys baking, knitting, reading, and crocheting, as well as spending time with her two daughters and four grandchildren.

Senior Legal Assistant

Vesna Djordjevic

(08) 6555 3953

 

vesna@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Vesna has worked in the legal industry for almost 15 years. She spent 10 years working for Legal Aid Western Australia in various roles and across a wide range of departments. Following this, Vesna joined a top Family Law firm as a Legal Assistant before joining the BFL family in early 2022 as a Senior Legal Assistant. Vesna is fluent in Slavic languages and is a qualified interpreter. Away from the office, Vesna enjoys cooking up a storm and spending quality time with her daughter.

Paralegal

Devon Ede

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

admin@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Devon joined the BFL team as an Administrative and Legal Assistant in October 2022 and moved into a Paralegal role in February 2024. Devon is a hardworking and enthusiastic team member who is constantly looking for ways to broaden her knowledge. Outside of work Devon enjoys staying active, doing Pilates and spending time with her friends.

 

Paralegal

Janae Godfrey

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

admin@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Legal Assistant

Lucy Stone

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

reception@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

Lucy joined the Baily team in March 2021, bringing with her an Honours degree in English Literature and a background in Human Resources and Recruitment.

 

Lucy provides administrative support across the team, along with professional and friendly customer service to ensure that our valued clients always feel welcomed and comfortable.

 

Away from the office Lucy stays busy managing her young family, and enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and working on home renovation projects.

Legal Assistant

Aiden Campbell

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

admin@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Administrative and Accounts Assistant

Lorna Wainwright

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

accounts@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

Lorna joined the BFL team in 2022 to provide administrative support across the team. She has a background in HR and Office Management and has strong customer service skills. She is currently completing a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and is assisting the BFL Accounts Manager. Away from the office Lorna enjoys travelling, pub quizzes, and spending time with friends and family.

Accounts Manager

Kirsten Yates

(08) 6555 3953

 

accounts@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Kirsten joined Baily Family Law in October 2022, offering in-house Accounts Management and support to the team. She has over 16 years’ experience working in administration and accounts, bringing her experience recently from within the legal industry at a top tier firm.

Away from the office, Kirsten is busy with her young family, and enjoys camping, fishing and going to the gym.

Practice Manager

Swarali Kembhavi

LLB BA Grad Dip. in Human Resources Management

 

(08) 6555 3953

 

ali@bailyfamilylaw.com.au

 

Swarali is a graduate of Western Sydney University where she has completed a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Political Thought. A short while after her graduation she relocated to Perth and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from Curtin University. She joined the BFL family as a Law Clerk and Paralegal in May 2019.

 

Swarali has extensive experience as a paralegal and has recently made a lateral move within the firm from Human Resources and Office Manager to be the Practice Manager. She is an accredited Mental Health First Aider, as she considers this to be essential for the mental health and wellbeing of staff and clients.

 

In her spare time, Swarali enjoys reading and listening to podcasts.

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