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Alice Mayhew KC is a specialist in employment litigation and advisory work involving restraint of trade, whistleblowing, all types of discrimination, equal pay, business transfers, wrongful and unfair dismissal, industrial action and breach of contract claims. She has extensive experience of acting for a wide variety of clients such as airlines, banks, local authorities, media, telecommunications and police forces as well as senior employees. Undertakes multi day complex cases before the employment tribunal, county court and high court as well as all levels of appeal (often being instructed for the first time at appellate level).

For more information on Alice’s practice and latest case highlights, please visit her full Devereux profile.


Called 2001, Silk 2022, Inner Temple Major Scholarship, Pegasus Scholarship , Ede and Ravenscroft Prize for Student of the Year and Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Publications: Contributor to Bloomsbury Discrimination Law.




Gordonstoun School; Exeter University (1996 LLB 2(1)); awarded Christina Sachs Memorial Prize for Family Law); Cambridge University (1998 LLM 1st class); Lauterpacht Prize for International Law.


Swimming, Yoga and going to the beach in Norfolk.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Alice Mayhew KCDevereuxA formidable advocate, has a real fist for the fight, as well as being extremely articulate and very, very clever. Her drafting is a masterclass. Alice is also an absolute joy to work with – she puts clients at ease, is able to explain the most complex issues in layman’s terms, and it’s clear why clients always want Alice in their corner.

A top-class chambers with a stellar team‘, Devereux is sought out by blue-chip multinationals, leading trade unions and governments for major employment disputes; and the set’s members have enviable appellate practices, frequently appearing before both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Recent activity for chambers includes Covid-19 related employment cases, including the emerging area of furlough fraud, substantial industrial relations cases, and worker status-related instructions for which chambers is particularly well known. Members are also increasingly undertaking investigations, with Bruce Carr KC and senior junior Anna Greenley instructed in an internal investigation into culture at the Royal College of Nursing, which addresses concerns about decision making and accountability, including issues of sexual harassment, discrimination and senior staff terminations. Alice Mayhew KC is a 2022 silk appointment.