5 Essex Court

Alice Meredith

Call 2013

“Exceptional all round. She gets to the issues straight away and offers clear advice on strategy. She is an outstanding advocate and deals with challenging matters incredibly well."
Chambers UK

Alice specialises in public law, human rights, discrimination and employment law, inquests and inquiries and tort claims against public bodies. She is instructed by police forces, government departments and claimants in a range of courts and tribunals, and accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas.

Alice’s notable recent matters include Re K (Forced Marriage: Passport Order) [2020] EWCA Civ 190 (in which the Court of Appeal provided a “routemap” for Forced Marriage Protection Order applications), the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (instructed in three strands: Nottinghamshire Councils, The Anglican Church and Institutional Responses to Allegations Concerning Lord Janner), and Gatland & Ors v IPCC (a claim for misfeasance and breach of Articles 6, 8, and Article 1 of the First Protocol ECHR).

Clients regularly commend Alice for her professionalism and ability: feedback includes Alice is "skilful" and "clearly knows her stuff", "very impressed", "Alice did a fantastic job" and "outshone the claimant counsel in her preparation and presentation". 

Alice is a co-author of the Employment Tribunal Handbook (Bloomsbury Professional) 5th and 6th Edition (2017 and 2021).

Alice is a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel (appointed 2019). She is qualified to act under the direct access scheme.