Bachelor of Law, University of Adelaide
Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice
Admitted to practice 1987
President-Elect, Law Society of South Australia
Member of the Council, Law Society of South Australia
Member of the Executive, Law Society of South Australia
Director, Law Council of Australia Limited
Director, Lawguard Management Pty Ltd
Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Law Society of South Australia
Member of the Professional Standards Committee, Law Society of South Australia
Member of the Law Asia Committee, Law Society of South Australia
Member of the GDLP Education Committee, Law Society of South Australia
Member of the joint GDLP Committee, Law Society of South Australia and University of Adelaide
Member of Limitation of Liability Scheme Committee, Law Society of South Australia
Chair, GDLP Review Working Group, Law Society of South Australia
Chair, Premises Review Working Group, Law Society of South Australia
Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Member of the Australia China Business Council
Principal Legal Advisor, Police Association of South Australia
Principal Legal Advisor, Correctional Officers' Legal Fund
Principal Legal Advisor, South Australian State School Leaders Association
Principal Legal Advisor, Nunkuwarrin Yunti
Principal Legal Advisor, Aboriginal Sobriety Group
Principal Legal Advisor, CFS Volunteers Association
Sarah Draper +61 8 8205 1213 (Adelaide)
Morry Bailes personifies many of the qualities that set Tindall Gask Bentley apart from other law firms. As Managing Partner, he has been an inspirational force in maintaining and enhancing an enviable company culture, handed down by TGB’s founders.
Hand in glove with his management role as TGB’s forward-thinking strategist, Morry retains a passion for practicing the Law that he has held since the start of his career.
Morry enjoys helping clients to navigate through pieces of litigation which,to them, may at first seem daunting, even frightening.
In the area of Employment Law, his skill and thoroughness have been evident in numerous notable cases, including one which set an important national precedent relating to Workplace Injury.
Morry’s rapport with Associations representing particular workplace groups has seen him establish a specialty practice. As Principal Advisor to such organisations as the Police Association, Correctional Officers’ Legal Fund, and the South Australian State School Leaders Association, Morry advocates for members in criminal and disciplinary matters. He also advises Associations on their own constitutional and business affairs.
In Workplace matters, Morry is renowned for his balanced view of the world, a quality which has prompted both employees and employers to seek out his knowledge.
Having benefited from many valuable lessons through his career with TGB, Morry is determined to see TGB become South Australia’s most recognised legal brand.
As Managing Partner, he has overseen significant expansion. He has also set a different kind of legal precedent – construction of an innovative building at 76 Light Square with the high environmental ratings, to serve as TGB’s new home.
More on the 76 Light Square redevelopment
22/5/13: ABC News, courts facing challenge of tweeting and technology. Click here
8/5/13: 9 News, battling bullies. Click here
22/4/13: The Advertiser, coffee spill compensation. Click here
13/12/12: The Advertiser, breast screen result review. Click here
26/10/12: 9 News and ABC Radio, Kurt Tippett contact issues - legal risks for the AFL and the draft. Click here
23/8/12: The Telegraph/The Advertiser, Asylum abuse payouts increasing. Click here
8/8/12: The Advertiser, Detainee trauma cases rise. Click here
16/6/12 The Advertiser. Action must be taken for defence force abuse victims. Click here
16/3/12 The Advertiser. PIP breast implants class action. Click here
15/11/11: 7 News. 'Schoolies': Underage drinking and the law. Click here
3/11/11: ABC News radio, The Advertiser, Lawyers Weekly. Mixed news for Tiger Airways employees. Click here
5/10/11: ABC News, 7 News, 9 News, 10 News, the Advertiser. Tiger flight attendants still waiting for money. Click here
22/8/11: 9 News, 10 News, AdelaideNow, Soccer brawl: Violence in sport. Click here
15/8/11: 9 News, the legal ramifications of 'sexting'. Click here
The legal ramifications of 'planking' and pranks -
26/5/2011: The Advertiser, "Planking almost impossible to outlaw". Click here
24/5/2011: The planking issue, click here for 9 News story, click here for 10 News story.
23/5/2011: InDaily, "Call for universal legal aid system". Click here
Speeding up the Court process
Why can't the Law keep up with technology?