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About Blair

Blair is a Partner in the employment team with more than 20 years’ experience of working with businesses and senior executives.

He is a highly pragmatic lawyer who focuses on getting the best outcomes for clients in all situations and on providing excellent value.  He works closely with businesses in a variety of sectors, supporting them through their responses to challenging or evolving circumstances, such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Blair acts for multinational groups, large corporates and owner-managed businesses. He advises them on all aspects of employment law, such as restructuring exercises, difficult performance and conduct issues, whistleblowing and discrimination, internal investigations, international mobility, senior level recruitment and departures, and restrictive covenant enforcement. He has extensive experience of litigation in the Employment Tribunal and the High Court.

He frequently works with clients on international matters, managing global or regional projects in conjunction with trusted advisers outside the UK.

Recent Experience

  • Carrying out an investigation for a large corporate client into alleged improper conduct by a senior executive
  • Advising a corporate client on successfully defending Employment Tribunal claims of sex and race discrimination and unfair dismissal
  • Advising the UK arm of a global life sciences business on new employment documentation
  • Advising an international hotel chain on numerous phases of restructuring as well as day to day employment issues
  • Advising a client in the leisure and entertainment sector on restructuring, Employment Tribunal claims and day to day issues
  • Advising an alternative asset manager on a number of employment issues
  • Advising a global manufacturing client on a number of Employment Tribunal claims and other employment issues
  • Advising a corporate services provider on the implementation of new employment documentation in over 40 jurisdictions
  • Advising the CEO of an entertainment company on their departure terms
  • Advising the founder of a listed private equity business on their departure terms

Career Experience

2019 - present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | 10.00 - 11.00am

HR Hour: Data Subject Access Requests

Our next HR Hour webinar in the series is on Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs). Our expert speakers Chris Garrett[…..]

Online.


Tuesday 23 April 2024 | 9.30 - 10.00am

Quarterly Immigration Law webinar series

At these quarterly updates our immigration expert, Younes Ech-Chadli, will cover all the immigration law changes happening as the year[…..]

Online.


Speakers: Younes Ech-Chadli

Tuesday 10 September 2024 | 9.30 - 10.00am

Quarterly Immigration Law webinar series

At these quarterly updates our immigration expert, Younes Ech-Chadli, will cover all the immigration law changes happening as the year progresses.[…..]

Online.


Speakers: Younes Ech-Chadli