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Binder Bansel, Partner at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Employment


Binder is a partner in the employment team. He qualified in 1995 and joined Penningtons Manches Cooper 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.

He 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.

Binder is recognised as a leader in his field by Chambers UKThe Legal 500 and Super Lawyers where he 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'. Binder 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.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising on industrial action issues including the provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016.
  • Acting on a test case in the Supreme Court concerning an employer’s duty of care to its employees when defending litigation.
  • Advising on a judicial review in relation to changes to pension schemes for public sector workers.
  • Acting on whistleblowing claims involving health and safety issues for police officers.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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