Claire Tait

Claire is an Associate in our Employment and Immigration team, who also leads our HR team.

Claire was a HR Consultant prior to qualifying as a Solicitor. She has practical and technical experience and knowledge of HR issues for employers and individuals. She advises on, and undertakes investigations, consultation meetings and offers training on HR topics. She is a specialist in mental health and sexual harassment issues in the workplace.

Claire has over 10 years’ experience advising in unionised environments specifically on collective agreements, bargaining units, equal pay claims and collective grievances. She represents doctors with their GMC/MPTS regulatory fitness to practice referrals.

Claire also advises our Financial Services Regulation team and on FCA/PRA matters in an employment context.

Claire has been a great partner from day One, giving us the right understanding of the no-evidence case we had to deal with and the effective solution to solve it. She has made herself available when needed and has been crystal clear in the delivery of her analysis, recommendation and execution. It will be a pleasure to collaborate again with her, even if we do not wish any other employee to follow the same route.

Edouard Roche, CEO, Doina

 

  • Advising on the management of complex sick absence cases relating to mental health condition.
  • Advising various clients on the removal of Senior Directors.
  • Conducting major collective investigations into conduct and capability allegations.
  • Advising trade unions for over 10 years, she has provided litigation support, advice on executive committee structures, managed mass collective grievances and mass litigation on complex matters such as variation of contracts, equal pay and blacklisting claims.
  • Undertaken complex grievance and disciplinary investigations, individual and collective redundancy consultation processes and Complex TUPE consultations. She has undertaken job evaluation and equal pay round table meetings, and provided practical HR training on various HR topics.
  • Drafted and implemented detailed and robust policies and procedures in to various organisations.
  • HR
  • Equal Pay/Job evaluation
  • Collective disputes and industrial action
  • Regulatory experience
  • Pension disputes
  • Negotiating and supporting member organisations
  • Effective investigations, disciplinary and appeals training

Career

  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (Apr 2019 – present)
  • Solicitor, Slater and Gordon Lawyers (Jun 2015 – Mar 2019)
  • Solicitor, Thompsons Solicitors (2008 – 2016)

Education

  • LLM Legal Practice Course
  • University of South Wales, Human Resources Management (MSC)
  • University of Plymouth, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Board Trustee – Mind (Vale of Glamorgan)
  • Cardiff and District Law Society
  • Industrial Law Society (ILS)