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Leigh Day

Chris Benson

London, UK UK Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Employment: Employee & Trade Union
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Chris Benson is a leading claimant solicitor who is regularly called upon to handle major disputes involving trade union, equal pay and discrimination matters. He is experienced in cases in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
"He is an excellent lawyer; he's very good on equal pay and discrimination cases." "He is very focused and has a mastery of the law." "He works on an amazing array of equal pay cases and other group litigation."
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Practice Areas

Chris is head of the employment department at Leigh Day He specialises in employment, discrimination and trade union work. He also has expertise in multi party actions.

Career

Chris trained at the Disability Rights Commission and qualified as a lawyer in 2004.

He joined Leigh Day in 2006 to establish the firm’s discrimination and employment law practice. Chris has particular expertise in disability discrimination and equal pay. He also has substantial Appeal and High Court experience. The Leigh Day employment team the Lawyer employment team of the year award in 2013 and 2015, before the category was retired.

He acts for a wide range of clients both on an individual basis and in large group actions. Chris is also instructed by trade unions.

He provides head office and high level advice to a number of trade unions and provides legal advice to unions in relation in relation to all areas including internal HR, membership, internal employment, the rule book, claims before the certification officer and advice on industrial action.

Professional Memberships

Discrimination Law Association, Employment Lawyers Association, Industrial Law Society.

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Chris Benson

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