After completing her training contract in 2013, at the oldest law firm in the southern hemisphere, Blair was admitted as an Attorney and Notary Public in South Africa. There, she practised predominantly in the areas of Employment law and Litigation. She moved to the UK at the end of 2016 and worked in-house at UNISON for two years where she assisted with large scale litigation, and test-cases often for multiple claimants. Most notably, she was involved in the final leg of the ET Fees case heard by the Supreme Court in 2018. During that time, she cross-qualified as a solicitor and returned to private practise at the beginning of 2019.
Blair has acted for a range of senior individuals predominantly in the Banking and Financial sectors in negotiating exits or assisting them with internal disciplinary matters. Conversely, she has also been involved in negotiating contractual terms for senior executives in the City.
For her corporate clients, she has assisted with conducting internal investigations, as well as providing strategic advice on complicated conduct and performance related issues. She has also advised on and drafted a variety of policies and procedures, employment contracts and settlement agreements.
On the contentious side, she has been involved in matters relating to whistleblowing, TUPE, discrimination and unfair dismissals for both employees and employers. Acting for both parties gives Blair the added advantage of strategising with her opponents next move in mind.
Blair holds a Masters degree in Commercial Law, with specialism in Employment Law. She has a keen interest in Collective Employment Law, redundancies, TUPE, and unfair dismissal matters, and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, visiting her local vineyards, and spending time with family and friends.