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About Alice

Alice is an Associate in our top-tier Dispute Resolution Team and she is also a Notary Public.

In her role as a solicitor, Alice has been described by the Legal 500, the leading independent guide to the legal profession, as a “Rising Star”.

Alice enjoys acting for both individual and business clients on a wide range of commercial and construction disputes.

Alice always aims to achieve the best commercial outcome for her clients.

In her role as a Notary Public, Alice authenticates documents for use abroad by producing notarial acts which are relied on by foreign authorities and trading partners throughout the world. She also arranges for UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, consular and embassy legalisation.


  • Commercial disputes

  • Construction disputes

  • Contractual disputes

  • Director and shareholder disputes

  • Professional negligence disputes

  • Commercial agency disputes

  • Insolvency disputes

  • Employment disputes

  • Alternative dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration

  • Notary Public

    A Notary Public is primarily concerned with the authentication and certification of signatures, authority and capacity relating to documents for use abroad.

In Practice

  • Construction Disputes

    Advising parties on a full range of construction disputes including complex claims in relation to defective design and construction of premises and professional negligence claims (including architects’ and solicitors’ negligence) arising out of major construction projects

  • Advising building owners, management companies and managing agents on claims arising from defective cladding on multi-storey, multi-occupied residential buildings and on claiming under the government’s Building Safety Fund

  • Advising the owners of a new build premises in connection with a claim for remedial works and damages for loss of rental income as a result of defective construction works

  • Advising the owners of a new build premises in connection with a claim for remedial works and damages for loss of rental income as a result of defective construction works

  • Contractual Disputes

    Advising on a wide range of complex contractual disputes including those relating to supply agreements, distribution agreements, franchise arrangements, IT related agreements

  • Advising on, and dealing with disputes regarding, force majeure provisions in contracts during the coronavirus pandemic

  • Director and Shareholder Disputes

    Advising directors on claims against other directors and shareholders including misconduct, breach of directors duties and recovery of unauthorised payments

  • Acting for minority shareholders in relation to unfair prejudice claims and derivative actions

  • Advising on disputes relating to the breach of shareholders’ agreements

  • Commercial Disputes

    Advising on a wide range of commercial disputes including those relating to corporate restructures, share purchase agreements, business transfer agreements, company share buy backs, loan and security documentation, professional partnerships and LLPs

  • Intellectual Property Disputes

    Advising on a wide range of intellectual property disputes including trade mark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, design right infringement, passing off and breach of confidential information and know-how.

  • Advising on brand protection

  • Acting for the UK division of a global provider of sustainable nutrients for farmers in connection with a UK and European trade mark infringement

  • Commercial Agency Disputes

    Advising both employers and agents on claims arising from the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 including facilitating the successful settlement of such claims

  • Insolvency Disputes

    Advising both insolvency practitioners and clients on disputes relating to insolvency procedures and sales

  • Advising on the administration of a high profile regional company and its subsequent sale from administration

  • Employment Disputes

    Advising on employment disputes where the employee is also a statutory director and shareholder of the company

  • Advising employers and employees on the effect of restrictive covenants in employment contracts

  • Assisting with the settlement of various employment claims – acting for employers and employees

  • PLEASE NOTE: Alice’s notarial work is undertaken by “Alice Grace Toop Notary Public” which is completely independent of Steele Raymond LLP and is regulated through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and not by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Recommendations for Alice

I was looking for a Notary Public and went online and found Alice Toop at Steele Raymond. I can't express enough my gratitude to Alice for her very professional and AMAZING service! My dealings were all rather last minute, and this wasn't even an issue for Alice who sorted out all my documents from overseas, and notarised them for me in the short time frame in which I needed them. Alice took away all my concerns and left me feeling very assured. A massive thank you! I highly recommend Alice for the wonderful professional service, second to none!

Notary Public Client, Bournemouth

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