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.
"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.
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.
“An excellent service which I have recommended to others”
"Clifton Ingram always inspires confidence. Our affairs are looked after by our contact there as if they were her own"
"I could not be more pleased or satisfied. I was adeptly guided through all the paperwork and procedures. I am very grateful"
"I valued the humanity and professionalism that I was shown by Clifton Ingram staff"
"We have moved a few times and this was by far the most efficient service to date. Very happy with the level of communication and end result"
"I have always found all your services excellent and all your staff most helpful"
"We found all the Clifton Ingram staff very professional, helpful and straightforward. We particularly appreciated advice and help offered at the final stage of our house sale"
"We would like to thank you both most sincerely for all your efforts on our behalf. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who should find themselves in need of legal services"
"You are a legend. We definitely owe you some beers. Amazing service"
"I just wanted to write and say a big “thank you” for working on our behalf . It all seemingly went without a hitch and I am very pleased with the service that you provided. I will certainly be recommending you to anyone who asks for a local solicitor"
"Fabulous. Thank you both so so much. I really mean it - thank you so much again - so grateful to have you both steering this through. We both really recognise and appreciate your speed, precision, thoroughness and the excellent service you have provided to us"
"Responsive, precise, good communication and just got the job done despite quite a tight deadline and dealing with lacklustre buyer's solicitors. Reasonably priced too. Would recommend and use again"
"Quality of service, helpfulness and friendly people will keep us coming back"
"Very impressed with all correspondence and kept updated. Professional and friendly so thank you for guiding us through the process"
"Fantastic support, both legally and emotionally. Very clear. Very efficient"
"Thanks very much for your help so far. We were just talking about how much less stressful this is as we have been kept so well informed"
“Throughout the process, you have been incredibly thorough and very responsive. A very good and efficient service that exceeded expectations”
"Excellent professional advice, ultra friendly, attentive and quite charming"
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and hard work over the last year. Throughout this difficult time I feel that you were very supportive / professional and kept me informed at all times. Once again a very BIG thank you! I would certainly recommend Clifton Ingram Solicitors.”
“I was taken on as a client at very short notice. Appointments were re-arranged to accommodate my business. This was appreciated and unexpected. In all my dealings with your firm, people have consistently been helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. Thank you. A very professional and efficient team!”