Trevor Bailey has acted at the Labour Court and worked as a part-time commissioner at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. He has also served on various tribunals. Bailey holds a BA and LLB form the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Masters in Law (cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame in the United States.
Asked about time spent at the Independent Electoral Commission Tribunal in South Africa’s 1994 elections, Trevor Bailey said he had effectively heard two matters, which he described as “rather minor skirmishes”.
Bailey said the most important aspect of sitting on the Electoral Court is that “whatever this court does, its got to ensure there is respect for the election process… You have to have a very clear appreciation for the separation of powers,” he said.