Blair is an experienced employment lawyer. She qualified in South Africa in 2013 and cross qualified in the UK in 2019.
Blair acts for a range of senior individuals predominantly in the financial, legal and professional services sectors. She regularly negotiates exits or assists her clients with internal disciplinary and grievance matters. Blair also advises senior employees when moving jobs and assists them in negotiating favourable contractual terms and buy-outs.
For her corporate clients, Blair provides strategic advice on internal investigations, as well as 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 litigating matters for both employees and employers relating to employee competition, race, sex and pregnancy and maternity discrimination and claims arising from TUPE transfers, redundancies or restructurings. Acting for both parties gives Blair the added advantage of strategising with her opponent’s next move in mind.
Clients have said:
From maternity returners:
“Your passion for the area is so clear and I feel so thankful to have had representation from you, as someone who truly cares.”
“You told me that you had my back, and it really, really felt like you did, the whole way through the process… thank you again for being my touchstone of stability through an incredibly difficult period.”
Blair is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and holds a Masters degree in Commercial Law, with specialism in Employment Law, Corporate Insolvency and Corporate Finance. She is passionate about pregnancy and maternity, and sex discrimination law, and has acted for numerous individuals either returning to work following maternity leave or in redundancy situations whilst pregnant or on maternity leave. She also has a keen interest in matters concerning restructuring, and transfers.
In her spare time, Blair enjoys playing the piano, visiting her local vineyards, and spending time with her family and friends.