Alice Newton specialises in private and public Children Act disputes and financial remedy. She is ranked as a Leading Junior in the 2024 edition of the Legal 500.
Alice has developed a busy and successful practice. Following a degree at Oxford University, Alice initially maintained a broad practice, gaining extensive experience in criminal law, family law and many aspects of civil law. Alice’s exposure to a range of disciplines has provided her with invaluable insight and experience in dealing with all levels of tribunal.
Alice is regularly instructed to act on behalf of parents, children, grandparents, proposed special guardians and Local Authorities. She has been instructed on many complex cases, involving for example non-accidental injuries, sexual or serious domestic abuse. She also has particular experience and success in dealing with relocation applications (cases where one parent wishes to leave the jurisdiction). Alice has had great success in representing parents seeking to care for their children.
Alice also undertakes financial remedy cases. She frequently represents clients in financial remedy work, including variation and enforcement of financial orders as well as TOLATA applications and again has achieved good results.
Alice is known for her friendly yet assertive approach and has enjoyed considerable success in cases she has undertaken. She is always well-prepared and will strive for the best outcome for her clients, while providing sensible and pragmatic advice.
In her spare time, Alice plays a variety of musical instruments.
Legal 500 2024:
“Alice is very thorough in her preparation for financial remedy proceedings. Her work is meticulous. She quickly establishes a good rapport with clients who are comforted by her comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their cases. She provides clear and decisive advice.”
“Alice is quick on her feet, clear, concise and fights her client’s corner. She is hard to rattle.”
Alice Newton is “very knowledgeable and hardworking”, and her “advocacy is tenacious and determined”.
Some recent feedback:
Client: “I can’t thank you enough Alice. You have been an absolute star and I am so glad that [my solicitor] chose you to represent me. She said you would be perfect for the job and she was right.”
Client: “I was going to email you because I wanted to say how fantastic Alice was on Wednesday. She really put me at ease as I was feeling really anxious.”
Solicitor: “Alice did a fantastic job in securing this Order for [client] and I am very pleased with the outcome.”
Solicitor: “Fantastic Alice, very well done indeed!”