Alice Kuzmenko is building her practice in all areas of chambers work. In this time, she has drafted pleadings, submissions, and advices in varying areas of law, and has undertaken advocacy at the county courts, High Court, and Coroners’ courts, as well as the employment, SEND and immigration tribunals. She has experience assisting with disclosure in complex and high value litigation and was junior counsel in the Guildford Pub Bombings inquests.
Alice was on the Junior Junior panel for the CTI of the Brook House Inquiry, and has also worked as a Junior Junior for CPs in the Infected Blood Inquiry and Post Office Horizon Inquiry. She was also instructed in the public inquiry into the death of Jermaine Baker, led by Neil Sheldon KC and acting for the National Crime Agency.
In 2022 Alice completed Advocate’s 25 for 25 Pro Bono Challenge in honour of its 25th anniversary year.
Prior to joining 1COR, Alice was a Judicial Assistant to the former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. She has undertaken pro bono work as a Student Advisor for The University of Law Legal Advice Centre and as a Tribunal Advocate at FRU. With The Justice Project she assisted prisoners in overturning wrongful convictions.
Alice is fluent in Russian and is building proficiency in Ukrainian.Inquests
Alice brings her clinical negligence experience when representing clients at inquests, recently acting for NHS Trusts and medical professionals. Alice was instructed as junior counsel to the Guildford Pub Bombings Inquests.
She is currently part of the team drafting the second edition of ‘The Inquests Book’ focusing on the chapter ‘Inquests versus Public Inquiry’.
Alice is regularly instructed in high profile public inquiries and is adept at handling the many facets of an inquiry, such as drafting court applications, Rule 9 requests and question plans as well as reviewing witness evidence, data analysis and disclosure requests.
- Brook House Inquiry
- Post Office Horizon Inquiry
- Infected Blood Inquiry
- Public Inquiry into the Death of Jermaine Baker
Alice often appears for claimants and defendants, particularly for procedural hearings, in county courts and the High Court. She has also drafted particulars of claims and defences, schedules and counter-schedules in complex cases.
Alice is adept at appearing in SEND Tribunal dealing with appeals in relation to Section B, F and I of a child’s EHCP.
She was the sub-editor of The Right to Inclusive Education in International Human Rights Law (Cambridge University Press 2019).
Alice is gaining experience in this area, having drafted advice on judicial review prospects and succeeding in a judicial review renewal hearing. She represents both claimants and defendants, most recently acting for a local authority concerning a referral of safeguarding concerns made to the Local Authority Designated Officer, and in an appeal of a refusal for asylum on behalf of an Albanian national.
Alice is building her experience in this practice area and recently participated in the seminar ‘Pitfalls for Professionals on Social Media‘, talking about the different guidance regulators have for using social media.
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2023 – Issue 13 – July 2023 - Jul 2023
1COR Seminar: Pitfalls for Professionals on Social Media - May 2023
Alice Kuzmenko appears in inquest into death of myelofibrosis sufferer - Apr 2023
Guildford Pub Bombing inquests brought to a close 48 years after IRA attack - Jul 2022
Guildford Pub Bombing Inquests: Evidence Hearings Begin - Jun 2022
Alice Kuzmenko completes Advocate’s 25 for 25: The Pro Bono Challenge - May 2022
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Summer/Autumn 2021 – Issue 10 - Jan 2022
Pupillage Application Tips and Life at the Bar with 1COR - Dec 2021
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2021 – Issue 9 - Jul 2021
Get your copy of the 1COR Bundle 2021-22 now - Jun 2021
Sutton Trust Pathways to Law Insight Week: Imposter Syndrome - Apr 2021
‘See’ you at the Bar Council Pupillage Fair 2020 - Oct 2020
Welcoming new tenants Henry Tufnell and Alice Kuzmenko - Sep 2020
Widening Participation with the Inner Temple and Warwick University - Feb 2020
1COR hosts Sutton Trust students for an insight into life at the Bar - Oct 2019