Ben Payne - Hine Legal
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Ben Payne


  • 0203 818 8960

About Ben

Ben qualified as a Solicitor in 2017, joining an employment law practice in the city of London. He joined Hine Legal in 2019.

Ben advises businesses on all aspect of employment law, including:

  • Drafting of employment contracts, consultancy agreements and company policies
  • Performance management
  • Sickness absence
  • Managing disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Redundancy and restructures
  • Employment Tribunal matters including, but not limited, to unfair dismissal and discrimination claims
  • Preparing, negotiating and advising on settlement agreements

He also advises employees and senior executives on:

  • The negotiation of exit packages under settlement agreements
  • New employment contracts
  • Grievance and disciplinary issues
  • Discrimination and Harassment (including sexual and/or race related harassment)
  • Unfair and constructive dismissal
  • Garden leave obligations

Ben provides commercial advice to businesses in all sectors, but particularly in:

  • Retail
  • Financial services
  • healthcare
  • charities and not-for-profit organisations
  • SMEs
  • leisure and hospitality

Experience Highlights

Experience Highlights

  • Has acted for over 20 individuals being provided with settlement agreements as part of a large reorganisation within a multinational technology company
  • Advised a senior individual from within a magic circle law firm concerning sex and sexual orientation discrimination claim which resulted in an agreed termination of their employment and a significant settlement package.
  • Advised a large international charity concerning an employee grievance where complaints of bullying and harassment were made.
  • Advised a haulage company in restraining an ex-employee from breaching restrictive covenants.
  • Advised a senior executive regarding a breach of contract claim within the County Court
  • Advised a SME concerning a capability procedure to dismiss an underperforming employee

Ben is known for developing a good rapport with clients, and is always keen to ensure clients are regularly kept updated every step of the way.


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We are stronger together

 We are delighted to announce that Hine Legal has joined forces with Constantine Law as of 1 January 2021.

Please be assured that it will be business as usual and Nick and his team will remain dedicated to working with you and to provide employment law advice. We will remain your primary point of contact so please contact Nick and his team at Constantine Law. 

Nick Hine, Partner 07931360372

Ben Payne, Solicitor 07715654221

Zahra Mahmood, Solicitor 07711485173

Constantine Law is an agile and modern law firm providing expert employment law, business Immigration and regulatory advice to its clients.

Hine Legal is not a firm of solicitors. Hine Legal solicitors are now consultants at Constantine Law and legal services are provided by Constantine Law Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA no 621097.