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Alice represents employers in a range of sectors including financial services, corporate, legal, and education, advising on complex employment law and regulatory issues. She also advises C-suite executives and senior employees negotiating their entrance and exit, including issues relating to post-termination restraints. Alice also frequently advises on trade union industrial disputes, industrial action and union recognition matters.

Alice joined Farrer & Co as a Trainee Solicitor in 2012 and qualified in 2014.

She has extensive experience advising employers and individuals on complex and high-value discrimination and whistleblowing claims in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, as well as advising on team moves and restrictive covenants in the High Court. She is also experienced in advising and negotiating on contractual issues, employee relations, equal pay, redundancy exercises, TUPE and employee regulatory issues. Alice regularly provides guidance on employee investigations, including those with regulatory implications. Alice delivers employment and equality-related training for a large number of her clients. She has also acted as an independent investigator.

Alice also frequently advises on industrial relations issues and has successfully acted in a number of high profile High Court and Court of Appeal injunction proceedings, particularly in the aviation sector and in the context of employers seeking to prevent strike action.

Alice has an extensive practice in the education sector and regularly advises schools on safeguarding issues, pupil-related matters, special educational needs, parental complaints and complex investigations alongside her employment work for schools. Outside work Alice is a governor at a leading independent school. Alice is ranked in the legal directories as a notable practitioner and rising star in the education sector.

Clients appreciate Alice’s commercial and pragmatic approach; seeking out practical solutions in line with their objectives, while always being mindful of any associated legal risks and sensitivities.

Alice is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) Training Committee.


Reported Cases

Several of Alice’s cases have been reported, including her most recent Court of Appeal and High Court successes, a number of which have featured prominently in the media:

Ryanair DAC (appellant) v Morais and others (respondents) EA- 2021-000275-DA [2022] IRLR 104 (EAT - covering a number of test case issues on blacklisting and the question of whether striking employees are protected against detriment under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA)

British Airways v BALPA [2019] EWCA Civ 1663 (High Court and Court of Appeal)

Ryanair DAC v BALPA [2019] EWHC 3882 (QB)

British Airways Cityflyer Ltd v BALPA [2018] EWHC 1889 (QB)

Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd v BALPA [2017] EWHC 2253 (QB); [2017] IRLR 1137


"She is fiercely intelligent and applies that to optimal effect in every case she is instructed on." (Chambers UK 2022)

"Alice Yandle has been brilliant on every issue we have engaged her on. Excellent, thorough advice which is both practical and easy to follow." (Legal 500 2022)

"She is very assured, agile in her thinking, willing to be robust when needed and makes sure that the processes followed are thorough and secure." "She has excellent employment law knowledge and the ability to relate to the problem at hand rather than extraneous matters." (Chambers UK 2021)

“Alice Yandle is outstanding – she consistently goes the extra mile. Her advice is meticulous, shrewd and invariably well-judged; her diligence and genuine care are second to none. One of the most impressive professionals it has been my pleasure to work with in any capacity.” (Directory feedback)

“Alice is top notch; incredibly hardworking and accessible, good in the face of tough opposition, a strategic thinker and an excellent all-round lawyer. Alice is good at tailoring her advice to the circumstances and always has an eye for how best to minimise risk.” (Directory feedback)

“Alice Yandle is extremely approachable and she brings a practical approach to legal problem solving. She looks at the bigger picture and grasps what needs to be done practically.” (Directory feedback)

"Alice has been remarkably swift yet thorough, responsive, thoughtful and has shown drive, determination and great initiative." (Client)

"Alice did a super job. It was a smooth, efficient piece of work and she managed the other side extremely well." (Client)

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