Viewing: Employment for Colin Banham

Colin is regularly instructed to represent claimants and respondents in the Employment Tribunal, EAT and other appellate courts. He advises and represents in a wide variety of cases, including claims relating to discrimination, unfair dismissal, TUPE and redundancy. He has conducted all types of employment litigation, including complex contentious claims involving lengthy hearings. He often advises clients after difficult internal investigations or the misuse of attendance management procedures.
In particular, Colin has extensive experience of actions taken by police officers against Chief Officers in claims for both discrimination and whistleblowing.
Colin undertakes work on behalf of claimants who are backed by their trade union or staff association, insurance-backed claims and privately paying individuals. Colin accepts instructions via direct access.
Notable Cases
MC v LB of Kensington and Chelsea
Acting for the claimant in an unfair dismissal and indirect sex discrimination claim arising from a ‘sham’ redundancy.
F v G Ltd
Acting for the respondent in a pregnancy discrimination claim where the claimant was dismissed. The respondent successfully submitted that the dismissal was retracted by mutual agreement the following day, resulting in significant reduction in the compensatory award.
Acting for the claimant in an unfair dismissal claim arising from a ‘sham’ redundancy, where the claimant had been informed prior to the consultation that a decision had been made to make ‘him’ redundant.
LS v CC of TVP
Disability discrimination claim concerning the use of the Police Performance Regulations and sickness-related absence. Relying upon the recent authority of Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] EWCA Civ 1265, the case involved arguments that the use of the Regulations in the specific circumstances were not justified and amounted to discrimination arising from disability.
LP v CC of Derbyshire
Unfair dismissal claim brought by a civilian member of staff arising from a refusal to take a ‘with cause’ drugs test due to pre-existing medical condition.
MC v CC of TVP
Disability discrimination claim arising from the respondent’s treatment of an officer on long-term sick leave, refusal to follow medical advice upon the claimant’s return to work. Further victimisation case arising from amendments by the respondent to a Health and Safety Report relating to the treatment of the claimant giving rise to the initial claim, once it had been lodged with the Employment Tribunal.

Latest News & Publications

Colin Banham and Christopher Hopkins recently succeeded in securing acquittals for two SIA licensed court security officers following an incident at Croydon Magistrates’ Court in July 2021...

Date: Tue, 03 May 2022
Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers has successfully acted for two police officers...

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020
Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers has successfully represented an officer who was alleged to have conducted an unauthorised pursuit before lying about his actions....

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020