Alison is a Solicitor and was an Employment Judge from 1996 until she retired in August 2017. She has extensive experience of all aspects of employment and discrimination law. 

Prior to her appointment as a judge, she was a partner in a firm of solicitors in Central London for many years, specialising in international maritime and commercial law. She is also an accredited mediator (CEDR) with experience of workplace mediation. Alison sits on the Governance Nominations and Remuneration Committee.