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Hugh James appoints Claire Tait to London office

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In a significant move to fortify its presence in London, Hugh James, a top 100 law firm, has warmly welcomed Claire Tait as a partner in its London office.

The appointment is poised to strengthen the firm's multidisciplinary business offerings in the City and the broader London area.

Claire Tait, an accomplished employment law specialist, brings over 12 years of experience garnered at Capital Law in Cardiff. Her expertise spans advising on employment law, employee relations matters, and a background in HR consultancy with CIPD accreditation.

Her arrival heralds a considerable boon for Hugh James, as Claire is well-equipped to provide full outsourced HR and in-house counsel support to businesses and organisations. Claire is particularly adept at workplace cultural reviews, complex investigations related to sexual harassment, bullying, whistleblowing concerns, and navigating unionised environments.

Heading a team of employment lawyers in the London office, Claire's focus extends to corporate/employment support, litigation, strategic people projects, employment data protection, and business immigration. Her wealth of experience encompasses dealings with Directors, Trustee Boards, and Governing Bodies.

Ioan Prydderch, Head of Business Division at Hugh James, expressed his delight at Claire's appointment, emphasising her calibre and the expertise she brings to the firm. The move follows the recent expansion of the firm's London premises and strategic hires, including corporate partner Andrew Hoad, commercial property partner Rajan Shori, and head of sport Mark Loosemore.

Hugh James, with over 700 staff across its headquarters in Cardiff and offices in London, Manchester, Southampton, and Plymouth, continues its 'hybrid-working' model. This model allows staff to balance remote and in-office work, promoting flexibility while maintaining collaborative office interactions.

Claire Tait, speaking about her new role, expressed enthusiasm for leading a dynamic team in London. She aims to create a legal support service that empowers business decision-makers and HR professionals with both practical people skills and legal knowledge.

As Hugh James expands its footprint and expertise, Claire Tait's addition further solidifies the firm's commitment to providing comprehensive legal solutions to its growing corporate client base in the City.

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