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 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 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 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.