Alice Kinder is an employment and pensions lawyer who works with clients across the private, public and third sector. She helps employers ensure that their core values are reflected at all stages of the employment journey, from outreach and recruitment through to termination. She also supports employers to manage their pension provision so they can focus their resources on fulfilling their strategic objectives.
Alice has experience of advising on a variety of HR matters such as policies and procedures, employment contracts, change programmes, TUPE, employment status, settlement agreements, redundancies and disciplinaries.
Alice has represented both employers and employees in a number of Employment Tribunal claims covering allegations of unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, breach of contract and health and safety issues, and is experienced in providing tactical advice in order to achieve the best commercial result for her clients. She has also developed an expertise in public sector pension disputes and is experienced in managing investigations on behalf of employers and private individuals.
Alice has supported on the employment and pensions aspects of many corporate and commercial transactions and negotiated the terms of associated contracts. She has experience of acting for both seller and buyer and transferor and transferee.
Alice has a particular interest in equality, diversity and inclusion and is known on a national level for her thought leadership on social mobility. She is a Social Mobility Ambassador for the Law Society of England and Wales and her perspectives have been published in The Times and The Gazette. Alice is also part of a working group on socio-economic background and the Equality Act which featured on the recent BBC documentary "How to Crack the Class Ceiling". In a former role, Alice led on the publication of a social mobility toolkit for employers which was recognised in the recent Legal 500. Alice is experienced in delivering training and strategic advice on equality, diversity and inclusion issues, and her regular involvement in cross-sector projects enable her to draw upon broad practical perspectives when supporting her clients.
Alice is the current Vice President of Birmingham Law Society, an organisation which represents over 5000 solicitors, barristers, legal academics and law students across the region and is believed to be the youngest person to hold this role in the Society's 200-year history. She also works part-time as a Law Lecturer.
What clients say:
"Having worked with Alice on a challenging ET discrimination claim, she showed herself to be resilient, knowledgeable, detailed, supportive and consistent throughout the period from when the claim was made, to the hearing and final outcome."
"I cannot recommend Alice enough, an absolute pleasure to work with her and with a smile to light up the room too!"
"Alice assisted me with urgent work on employment contracts, where some earlier templates we used had become very out of date. She provided quick responsive, and concise advice, with a pragmatic and commercial approach given the sensitivities (we are a small not-for-profit organisation). I would not hesitate to recommend her for employment law matters."
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