Alice is a Barrister in the Dispute Resolution team specialising in Housing Management. She joined Hugh James at the end of 2021 having previously worked as a self-employed Barrister in London and the North East of England. Alice hast vast experience in a broad range of housing management matters, including tenancy enforcement and disrepair. Alice also drafts pleadings, applications and advises on more complex matters as well as undertaking advocacy and providing training.
Alice is recognised as a "Rising Star" by Legal 500 in the areas of Social Housing, Property & Construction and Administrative and Public Law. She is a member of the Attorney-General's Panel of Counsel, the Equality & Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel, Social Housing Law Association and Constitutional & Administrative Law Bar Association.
As a self employed barrister Alice appeared in the following notable cases:
- Houldsworth Village Management Co Ltd v Barton  EWCA Civ 980,  4 WLR 107,  BCC 953,  HLR 46,  L&TR 25 - it was not improper for a leaseholder, who was also a member of a lessee-owned property management company, to make a request under s.116 Companies Act 2006 in order to propose a resolution to replace the existing company directors and managing agent.
- MOC (by MG) v SSWP (DLA)  UKUT 0134 (AAC),  PTSR 1337 - the 28 day ‘hospitalisation rule’ in the Social Security (Disability Living Allowance) Regulations 1991 was not unlawfully discriminatory under Article 14
- R (Fisher) v Durham County Council  EWHC 1277 (Admin),  Env LR 28,  HLR 41,  LLR 565,  ACD 85 - it was not unlawful, or a breach of the Equality Act 2010, to serve a noise abatement notice on a person with vocalisation disorder
- Pease v Carter  EWCA Civ 175,  WLR 1429,  4 All ER 519,  HLR 21,  2 P&CR 11,  L & TR 18, Times April 28 2020 - the 'reasonable recipient test' could be applicable to possession notices served under s.8 Housing Act 2988
- Wilson v Campbell  UKUT 363 (LC) - there had been a breach of natural justice where a tenant's Rent Repayment of Order had been limited to £1 because she was an Environmental Health Officer
- R (Sambotin) v Brent LBC  EWCA Civ 1826,  PTSR 371,  HLR 5 - a local authority was not entitled to ‘revise’ a positive homelessness decision notwithstanding the fact that a local connection referral was outstanding.
- Birmingham City Council v Jermone Jones & 17 ors (2017) – largest ever gang-injunction application against 18 members of rival gangs engaging in serious anti-social behaviour.
- Christie v Birmingham CC  EWCA Civ 1339 - a suspended sentence for breach of an interim injunction was not unlawful
- McDonald v McDonald  UKSC 28,  AC 273,  3 WLR 45,  1 All ER 961,  HRLR 18,  HLR 28,  L&TR 9, Times, June 29, 2016 – an Article 8 defence is not available in a possession claim brought by a private landlord.
- 2022 - ongoing, Door Tenant, Trinity Chambers, Newcastle upon Tyne
- 2021 - ongoing, Barrister at Hugh James
- 2017 - 2021, Barrister, Trinity Chambers, Newcastle upon Tyne
- 2014 - 2017, Barrister, Arden Chambers, London
- 2011 - 2013 BPTC (Part-Time), Very Competent, College of Law, London Bloomsbury
- 2007 - 2010 LLB (Hons) 2.1, The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- 2001 - 2006 Prudhoe Community High School, Northumberland
- 2021 - 2026 Attorney General's Regional B Panel of Counsel
- 2019 - 2023 Equality & Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel
- 2018 - 2021 Attorney General's Regional C Panel of Counsel
- 2013 Sir Joseph Priestly Scholarship & Internship Award - The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- 2012 Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship & Exhibition Award - The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- 2012 Best New Student Pro-Bono Activity - Law Works/Attorney-General’s Awards