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Penningtons Manches LLP

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Anthea Christie

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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)

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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