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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Binder is a partner in the employment team. He joined Penningtons Manches in 2017 from another leading City law firm where he was a partner for over 16 years. He advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment and partnership matters and is recognised, in particular, for his expertise in complex discrimination claims, class actions, collective labour and trade union law.

Binder is experienced in all forms of employment litigation, both in the High Court and tribunals, as well as discrimination (in employment and partnership), regulatory issues and industrial action injunctions. He works for a wide range of staff associations and their members and, in addition, acts for senior employees and partners, frequently in relation to discrimination claims.

Recognised as a leader in his field by a number of legal directories, Binder has been described as ‘extremely knowledgeable’, ‘knows his law and gets good results for his clients’ and ‘excellent in his dealing with members and highly regarded for his expertise in discrimination and industrial action claims’. He is a past treasurer of the Employment Lawyers Association and is a frequent speaker within the profession and to clients. He is a regular media commentator on employment issues.


Trained Pattinson & Brewer; qualified 1995; partner 2000-2017; partner at Penningtons Manches 2017




Employment Lawyers’ Association (past treasurer)


University of Wales, College of Cardiff

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London > Employment > Employees/unions

(Leading individuals)

Binder BanselPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Described as ‘unique in the breadth and width of its expertise’, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is geared to handle a broad range of employment matters on behalf of employees, trade unions and staff associations, including complex discrimination claims, collective redundancies, judicial reviews and whistleblowing cases. In addition to its notable strength in litigation at all levels of the judiciary, the group is frequently sought after to advise on industrial action, police injury pensions and large group claims. Practice head Binder Bansel is regarded as ‘one of the very best employment lawyers in the UK’. Other key practitioners in the team include Anthea Christie, who is especially sought after to represent employees in the High Court and the Employment Tribunal, and senior associate Clare Walsh, an expert in whistleblowing and discrimination cases.