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Alice Jarratt

Call 2007

Winner of Health and Safety Junior of the Year
(Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019)

Alice Jarratt is a highly experienced trial advocate who has conducted countless trials in the Magistrates and Crown Courts and made numerous appearances in the Court of Appeal. She has a reputation as a formidable trial advocate, adept with legal argument and thorough in her preparation. She is described as ‘a brilliant Junior who is focused, tenacious and attentive to detail’ (Legal 500 2018) and to have ‘poise and confidence beyond her years’ (Chambers and Partners 2018); ‘An outstanding junior, who leaves no stone unturned’ (Legal 500 2017).

Alice has built a busy specialist practice in criminal regulatory law. She specialises in health and safety and inquests and Public Inquiry work, as well as consumer law cases, including cases relating to trading standards, advertising and licensing, product safety and food safety. She also deals with appeals and enforcement notices.

Alice represents companies, directors and employees and is regularly instructed in prosecutions of large and very large organisations for health and safety offences arising out of fatal and other serious accidents as well as gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter cases.

She has recently finished a multi-handed 6 week trial at the Central Criminal Court, led by Simon Antrobus QC, where their client was successfully acquitted of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and secured a non-custodial sentence in respect of an outstanding s7 HSWA 1974 charge.

Alice is highly experienced in issues of fire safety. She is currently instructed as counsel for the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

She was instructed as Junior counsel in the highly publicised Warwickshire Fire Case where she successfully secured the acquittal on all charges of a fire fighter charged with 4 counts of gross negligence manslaughter.

Alice also acts for professionals in disciplinary proceedings in a wide range of tribunals including, amongst others, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Police.

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  • Princess Royal Scholar, Inner Temple
  • BVC, BPP University
  • MA (Hons), Edinburgh University


  • CBA
  • HSLA


“She is extraordinarily impressive.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Great to work with and well-deserved of their good reputation in this field.”

Legal 500, 2022

“Very passionate, eloquent and good on her feet.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“She’s really impressive and works well even under huge pressure.”; “Always robust and knows when to fight an issue and when to concede to achieve the best outcome.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Alice is extraordinarily hard working and committed to her clients. She has undertaken some very difficult high profile cases with composure and skill. She is a first rate lawyer, a forceful advocate and inspires confidence in clients and peers in equal measure.”

Legal 500, 2021

“A real hard worker, who is able to cope with a lot of responsibility.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“She acts at a level beyond her call, has a very measured manner and is very good with clients.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“She is an excellent lawyer, and I was very impressed by her attention to detail and thoroughness.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“She combines excellent knowledge with tenacity and charm.”

Legal 500, 2020

“poise and confidence beyond her years”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“a brilliant Junior who is focused, tenacious and attentive to detail”

Legal 500, 2018

“An outstanding junior, who leaves no stone unturned”

Legal 500, 2017

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