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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

London: Human resources

Employment: employees/unions

Within: Employment: employees/unions

Paul Mander leads the team at Penningtons Manches LLP, which was bolstered by the recruitment of Binder Bansel and Anthea Christie from Pattinson & Brewer in 2017. Bansel is praised as 'extremely knowledgeable' and 'an exceptional discrimination lawyer'; he also handles class actions, collective labour issues and trade union law. Recent mandates for Bansel include acting for four members of the Police Federation in a claim for damages against the Metropolitan Police Service relating to its duty of care following the arrest of a terrorist subject and a subsequent civil claim against the officers, representing members of the Civil Nuclear Police Federation in a challenge to its decision to raise its retirement age, and acting for Communications Workers Union members in a test case relating to the worker status of postmasters. Christie, who is 'a force to be reckoned with', handled a judicial review application for a Police Federation representative and is acting for three Police Federation members in claims for unpaid overtime.

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