Alison has extensive experience in advising both employers and individuals on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, including TUPE and the employment aspects of corporate transactions, informing and consulting with staff, harmonising terms and conditions and dismissals.
With in-depth experience of employment tribunal claims ranging from unfair dismissal through to discrimination claims, Alison has also assisted clients with claims before the Employment Appeal Tribunal. She also advises on day-to-day strategic issues, disciplinary and grievance situations, employment status issues, settlement agreements, terminations, redundancies and restructures and less contentious employment-related documentation such as contracts of employment and employee handbooks. Alison also has a keen interest in advising organisations on intellectual property matters.
Alison qualified as a solicitor 2001 and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. She has a Law degree from the University of Sheffield, a Master of Laws Degree in Intellectual Property Law from University College London and she completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice at the College of Law in London.
"Alison Gair has a great eye for detail and manages to explain complex issues with ease. She adopts her advice to the real-life situations clients find themselves in and ensures they understand the prospects in a realistic or commercial way." Legal 500 - 2021 Edition
"Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors has been active in representing employers as respondents to unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, bullying in the workplace, sex and pregnancy discrimination claims. The firm has specialist sector expertise within the technology and pharmaceutical industries. Robert Cherry, who was promoted to partner in May 2018 and head of department Alison Gair are the main contacts". Legal 500 - 2020 Edition
“The service at Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors is ‘excellent, offering succinct advice and giving options with good explanations to facilitate sound decision making’. The team excels in the technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Head of employment Alison Gair ‘is outstanding, inspiring confidence, extremely knowledgeable and works really hard’. In one important case Gair acted for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and its parent company Kohler in respect of an unfair dismissal claim made by one of UPS’ employees and associated allegations, successfully having the claims struck out at the preliminary hearing. Other highlights included advising clients on the exit of senior executives, office relocation and resulting staff redundancies, and restrictive covenants issues”. Legal 500 - 2018/19 Edition
“Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors excels in the technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Recent work includes advising a software company on various matters, including senior executive exits, disciplinary actions and preventing litigation concerning pregnancy and sex discrimination claims. The ‘very personable’ Alison Gair leads the practice and represented the Reading Hebrew Congregation in a dispute with a Rabbi and Rebbetzin, who filed unfair dismissal, breach of contract, holiday pay and a series of other claims against the charity. Knight Strip Metals, Longacres Garden Centre and Uninterruptible Power Supplies are other clients”. Legal 500 – 2017 Edition
“At Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors, Alison Gair ‘maintains superb subject knowledge’, and ‘has a great ability to convey complex content into comprehensible information’”. Legal 500- 2016 Edition
Alison is an Employment and Intellectual Property solicitor based in Clifton Ingram’s Wokingham office.
My family has always used Clifton Ingram to deal with any legal issues and we have always been very happy with the service we received in the past. This time was no different and we will continue to use Clifton Ingram in the future.
I am very satisfied with every aspect of Clifton Ingram and have been using them for the past 15 years
Thanks to both, Alison and Kelly, for all your help throughout the process. The way you dealt with my case was just what I needed in times of stress. I will not hesitate to use you in future for any other matters and I will recommend your firm to anyone that needs it.
As always your service was exemplary. I have the confidence that you deal with matters as if they were your own interests
An excellent service which I have recommended to others