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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Employment: Employee and Trade Union


Anthea is a partner in the employment team in London. She advises on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, and has particular expertise in discrimination, whistleblowing claims, regulatory issues, large group claims and test litigation.

Dealing with tribunal, county court, High Court and appellate litigation, she represents clients from a wide range of industry sectors. She regularly assists staff associations and trade unions on all aspects of employment law, including regulatory issues and internal policies and procedures. She also provides advice to their members.


She qualified in 2004 and joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2017 from another leading City law firm where she had worked for 13 years.


Employment Lawyers’ Association


The Latymer School; University of Birmingham and College of Law, London – LLB Law 2:1 (1996-99), LPC Distinction (2001-02)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Employees/unions

(Leading individuals)

Anthea ChristiePenningtons 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.