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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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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 and regulatory issues. She regularly assists staff associations and trade unions on all aspects of employment law, including regulatory issues and internal policies and procedures. She also advises their members. Anthea acted in a ground-breaking Court of Appeal decision concerning overtime payments for police officers and is subsequently advising hundreds of other officers with similar claims.


Trained Levenes Solicitors; qualified 2004; partner at Pattinson & Brewer 2015; partner at Penningtons Manches 2017.


Training committee of Employment Lawyers’ Association


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

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London > Employment > Employee/unions

(Next Generation Partners)

Anthea ChristiePenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Paul Mander heads the employment team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP. The growing team has extensive experience in advising on industrial actions and trade union law and regularly acts on group claims and precedent setting claims, while the firm’s defamation and privacy lawyers take action on behalf of member organisations and their members who are subject to defamatory allegations. The ‘calm and supportive’ Binder Bansel and ‘tactically astute’ Anthea Christie represent trade unions, staff associations and individual clients on issues covering trade union law, industrial disputes, collective bargaining, staff associations and member claims, with significant experience and expertise in industrial action claims, large group actions, discrimination and whistleblowing claims. The team has a multidisciplinary approach and can advise on employers, employees as well as act in cases of unionised workplaces. The firm’s recent merger with Thomas Cooper LLP saw industrial relations expert Nick Humphreys join the team.