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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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