Blair is a specialist in employment law with a focus on Employment Tribunal Advocacy, advice and litigation. He is regularly instructed in all types of hearings in the Tribunal including lengthy complex trials and group litigation. Blair has worked in-House at various law firms where he also balanced his advocacy practice with a caseload. This experience provided a clear understanding of costs / case management and the service solicitors and lay clients expect. He is based in London and his practice takes him nationwide.
Shortly after being called to the Bar, Blair worked as Advocate in one of the largest UK based law firms. He was in court most days and also had a busy written practice. During this time he built expertise in personal injury and general civil work and he continues to see instructions in this area.
Blair’s common practise areas are:
· Employment Tribunal Advocacy
· Employment Litigation
· Settlement Agreements
· Unfair Dismissal
· Bonus Disputes
· Restrictive Covenants
Blair also undertakes work in the following areas of practice:
· Infant settlements
· Disposal Hearings
· Case management
· Small claims
· Fast track trials
· Drafting, liability, quantum, pleadings
· CMCs (including cost budgeting)
· Housing possession
· Return of Goods
· Charging Orders
· Third Party debt orders
· Summary Judgments
· Set aside judgments
· Small claims and fast track matters
Education & Memberships
Sep 2009 – June 2010 BVC, BPP Law School
Jan 2008 - Dec 2008 LLM, International Sports Law, Distinction, IEB Madrid
Sep 2004 – June 2007 LLB Hons, Law, Brunel University
Employment Lawyers Association
When not working Blair enjoys spending time with his wife and children, cooking, martial arts and sports generally.
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