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Farrer & Co

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Alice is a Senior Associate in the Employment and Safeguarding teams. Alice advises corporate, institutional and individual clients on contentious and non-contentious employment issues. Her work includes providing strategic advice to employers and senior employees on the conduct of employment litigation and securing settlement, disciplinary and grievance proceedings, the drafting and negotiating of contracts of employment and settlement agreements, redundancy exercises, team moves, and drafting policies and procedures.

Her clients include schools, higher education institutions, financial services providers and senior executives.


Alice joined Farrer & Co as a trainee solicitor in 2012 and qualified into the firm’s Employment team in 2014. Alice was promoted to Senior Associate in May 2021.


Employment Lawyers Association (ELA); Industrial Law Society (ILS); Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP); City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society (CoWHLS); Association International des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA).


Worcester College, University of Oxford – MA Law (Jurisprudence); BPP Law School, London – Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Education: schools

(Rising stars)

Alice YandleFarrer & Co

Headed up by Jonathan Eley, Farrer & Co stands out for its work for UK independent schools and groups of schools. Key areas of work include Covid-related queries, school M&A, racial discrimination and equality matters, immigration work, and employment and HR issues. The firm has notably strong expertise in child protection and safeguarding work, housing a dedicated safeguarding unit. David Smellie has specialist expertise in safeguarding and child protection work for schools, while Katie Fudakowski, who has a wealth of experience in discrimination and SEND litigation, has advised on peer-on-peer abuse and gender-based violence matters. Sam Macdonald regularly handles high-level restructuring and complex governance issues, and associate Alice Yandle supports schools on employment, education and child protection matters.