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 is an Associate in the firm’s Employment team, having joined Farrer & Co as a Trainee Solicitor in 2012 and qualifying in 2014.
Alice 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 frequently delivers employment and equality-related training. Alice regularly provides guidance on employee investigations, including those with regulatory implications. She has also acted as an independent investigator.
Alice also has a broad industrial relations practice and has successfully advised 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 is a member of the firm’s Safeguarding Unit and regularly advises schools on child protection issues, pupil-related matters, special educational needs, parental complaints and data protection issues, alongside her employment work. Outside work Alice is a governor at a leading independent school.
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 qualified as a solicitor in 2014.
Several of Alice’s cases have been reported, including in the media:
"Alice has been remarkably swift yet thorough, responsive, thoughtful and has shown drive, determination and great initiative."
"Alice did a super job. It was a smooth, efficient piece of work and she managed the other side extremely well."