Photo by Theo Moye 14/05/19 Tracy Bailey of Stephens Scown, Exeter.

A property litigation specialist who has been practicing for over two decades has joined Stephens Scown, a leading law firm in the South West.

Tracy Bailey has joined the firm’s property litigation team at senior associate level, where she is well-placed to deal with a wide range of complex contentious property issues.

Tracy’s legal career started in 1996 when she joined Forsyte Saunders Kerman, before qualifying in 1998 and spending three years with London-based law firm Russell-Cooke. Tracy then moved to Foot Anstey, where she specialised in property litigation for over 16 years.

Since the start of her legal career, Tracy has been advising and acting on the widest range of contentious property matters, including commercial and residential landlord and tenant; disputes relating to freehold issues such as easements and covenants; land registration and adverse possession; possession actions and professional negligence involving real property.

Tracy has a particular interest and expertise in issues relating to residential long leasehold property, including right of first refusal and enfranchisement, disrepair claims, service charge disputes and tenancy variation.

Property disputes can seriously impact people’s investments, businesses and homes, so having an experienced specialist like Tracy in Stephens Scown’s property litigation team will benefit both the firm and its clients.

Summing up her reasons for moving over to Stephens Scown, Tracy said:

“It is such an exciting time to join the expanding property litigation team at Stephens Scown. I am really looking forward to adding my experience and expertise in contentious property matters, and particularly in the specialism of long leasehold property, to the already strong and established team while enjoying the philosophy and values that have built Stephens Scown and seen it appear in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list for 5 consecutive years.

“It is my privilege and challenge to play a part in the ongoing success of the team and the firm.” 

Speaking about Tracy joining Stephens Scown, managing partner Richard Baker said:

“Welcoming Tracy into our growing property litigation team is a great success story for the firm, and shows that our consistency in delivering some of the best legal services in the South West is paying off. We welcome Tracy’s expertise and look forward to the years ahead.”


Stephens Scown has over 300 staff, including more than 50 partners, across its offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell. The firm has been ranked for five consecutive years in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list.