Alice Darch

Alice is a Trainee Solicitor in our Litigation Department

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About Alice

Alice is currently in the fourth seat of her Training Contract in Litigation working alongside James Cross.

Previous to this, she was a paralegal in Residential and Commercial Property for over a year prior to commencing her Training Contract in September 2017.

Outside of work she enjoys running, going to the gym and going on holiday.

Accolades and professional bodies

  • LLB Law degree – First Class Honours
  • LLM LPC Professional Legal Practice – Distinction

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Landmark court case over Widowed Parent’s Allowance.

By: Alice Darch

In the matter of an application by Siobhan McLaughlin for Judicial Review (NI) UKSC 48

On the 30th August 2018 the Supreme Court allowed Ms McLaughlin’s appeal determining that certain requirements of the Widowed Parent’s Allowance (Northern Ireland) was discriminatory and breached the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”).



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An NHS Trust and Others

By: Alice Darch An NHS Trust and others (Respondents) v  Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and another (Appellants)

The Supreme Court has confirmed that there is no mandatory requirement for a court to hear an application, to decide upon the best interest of every patient with profound cognitive and physical disabilities,...

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Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill

By: Alice Darch

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill was published on the 13th October 2017 with its second reading having taken place on the 20th October 2017.  The Bill follows on from the Parental Bereavement Leave (Statutory Entitlement) Bill from 2016-17 which was sponsored by Will Quince MP but failed to...

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Ashburton Legal Surgery

Kitsons Solicitors offer a free monthly half hour legal surgery for the residents of Ashburton on Wills, Estate and Tax planning issues ...

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