Elaine Banton

Profession

Barrister

Biography

Elaine Banton is recognised as a leading junior in Employment by Chambers and Partners. Praise for Elaine includes, “clients absolutely adore” Elaine, who is “lovely to deal with” and “excellent on discrimination cases.” Elaine’s practice covers all aspects of employment and discrimination law. Her practice also includes human rights and harassment and stress at work claims. Elaine is the Head of the Employment Team at 7 Bedford Row.

In the field of employment and discrimination, Elaine has worked for a wide range of respondents and claimants. She has represented both Respondents and claimants in complex and long running multi strand discrimination matters. Elaine regularly advises public bodies on high level strategic/policy matters such as the TUPE consequences of various contracting arrangements and on equality issues such as equal pay/harmonisation. She also has experience of mediation, executive termination, restrictive covenants and injunctions. She appears regularly in the Employment Tribunal, EAT, the High Court and Court of Appeal in employment matters, acting for both claimants and respondents including group litigation.

Elaine speaks and writes regularly on her specialist areas of the law for various practice publications including the New Law Journal and The Lawyer. She is a co-author of the chapter on Human Rights and Employment Law for Tolley’s Employment Law (2003 and 2009 editions). She was Treasurer of the Discrimination Law association for 6 years (2003-2009). Recently in 2009 Elaine was named a ‘Pro Bono Hero for 2009’ by the Attorney General’s Office. In recognition for the training work that she does for Lawworks, the Discrimination Law Association and for working on an appeal for a male to female transsexual involving pension rights. In June 2011 Elaine was appointed as a Barrister member of the Bar Standards Board's Complaints Committee.  

Contact details

020 7242 3555

Areas of Practice

Employment

Year Qualified

1996