Alice specialises in public law, housing, landlord & tenant and property law. She has a particular interest in cases involving discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, human rights and capacity issues.
Alice has appeared in courts and tribunals at all levels including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
Alice is a member of the Attorney General's regional B panel of counsel and the Equality and Human Rights Commission panel of counsel.
Alice is not currently accepting instructions.
Housing/Landlord & Tenant
Alice’s practice covers all aspects of landlord and tenant and social housing litigation, including possession, homelessness, allocations, anti-social behaviour, tenancy deposits, unlawful eviction, disrepair and housing conditions, tenancy fraud, succession and assignment.
Public Law & Judicial Review
In addition to housing and homelessness matters Alice’s public law practice covers social security, community care, environmental law and prison law.
Alice has significant experience in cases concerning alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010.
Alice’s practice also covers traditional chancery work and she has particular experience of TOLATA claims, dilapidations, disrepair, possession and related disputes including breach of covenant, forfeiture and relief. She accepts instructions in leasehold disputes including service charges, property management and enfranchisement.
Alice is regularly instructed in regulatory matters in her specialist areas, including:
- Prosecutions under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
- Rent Repayment Orders in the First Tier Tribunal.
- Closure Orders in the Magistrates’ Court.
- HMO licensing prosecutions.
- Abatement of nuisance.
- Advising on licensing schemes under the Housing Act 2004.
Court of Protection
Alice has a developing Court of Protection practice and is regularly instructed in matters concerning both Property and Affairs and Health and Welfare Matters. She has been instructed by local authorities, professional deputies and on behalf of the Official Solicitor.
She is also regularly instructed in County Court matters in proceedings involving parties lacking capacity particularly those which arise in the context of housing and homelessness.
- Attorney General's Regional B Panel of Counsel (2021 - 2026)
- Attorney General's Regional C Panel of Counsel (2018 - 2021)
- Equality & Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel for England & Wales (2019 - 2023)
The ‘reasonable recipient’ test and possession notices (Pease v Carter), Lexis PSL, 20th February 2020 (available here)
Conviction for managing an unlicensed HMO quashed on appeal: an application must be decided before instigating a prosecution, LondonPropertyLicensing.co.uk, 19th July 2018 (available here)
The right to rent and local authorities’ duties (R v Milton Keynes Council), Lexis PSL,19th January 2018 (available here)
Proportionality and Private Landlords, Solicitor’s Journal 2016, 160(36) Supp (Bar Focus), 24-27.
Ali v United Kingdom: Homelessness Appeals and the Right to a Fair Trial, Journal of Housing Law 2016, Vol.19(2), 38-42.
- Constitutional & Administrative Law Bar Association
- Housing Law Practitioners' Association
- Social Housing Law Association
- Human Rights Lawyers' Association
- Court of Protection Practitioners Association
EDUCATION & AWARDS
- Sir Joseph Priestly Scholarship 2013- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- Internship Award 2013- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship 2012 - The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- Exhibition Award (BPTC) 2012- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- Best New Student Pro-Bono Activity 2012 - LawWorks/Attorney-General’s Awards
- 2011-2013 Bar Professional Training Course (Part-time) “Very Competent”, College of Law, London Bloomsbury
- 2007-2010 LLB (Hons) 2.1, The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Alice is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public through the Direct Access scheme.
Alice undertook a four-month internship with Reprieve working pro-bono on death penalty cases at a Texas law office prior to commencing pupillage. She continues to undertake pro-bono work including through the Bar Pro Bono Unit/ Advocate.