What we do

Discrimination and equality law

What clients say..

Challenging discrimination has been a key part of Bindmans’ work for more than three decades and we remain the leading firm in this complex and evolving area of law.

We act for individuals and also for organisations, like charities and campaigning groups, and companies. If you have been treated unfairly because of your race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability we can help.

No other law firm can match our expertise or the breadth of our experience in anti-discrimination work. We are expert at challenging everything from racism by individual police officers; to age discrimination by an employer; to government policies - and even legislation which discriminates against large groups of people on grounds of gender, national origins, or sexuality.

We are known for bringing ground-breaking cases and winning the maximum possible financial compensation. However, we know that for many of our clients their motivation for bringing a case is to expose discrimination and put an end to unfair behaviour and practices.

Organisations and companies throughout the UK consult us for expert advice on compliance, fair treatment of staff, developing and implementing bespoke policies and defending claims.

We can deliver training and education on the impact of new and existing anti-discrimination laws, including the Age Discrimination Regulations, Race Relations Act,  Sex Discrimination Act, Disability Discrimination Act, Human Rights Act, and the Employment Equality Regulations. We have expertise in both the European Courts of Justice and Human Rights, where we have won a number of discrimination cases.

Our lawyers are legal pioneers whose work in bringing test cases over many years has helped shape key legislation in this area. They are committed to their work and to helping their clients win fair treatment.

The key departments within the firm involved in discrimination work are Employment, Human rights, Police misconduct and Prison Law. However, where a case demands it, we can call on expertise and support from colleagues working in other areas of law - such as Housing or Immigration, to ensure every aspect of a client’s case is fully dealt with to obtain the best possible result.

Many discrimination cases attract the attention of the media. We are very experienced at dealing with the press and, where appropriate, can help clients put their case forward to the media in the most positive way.

Whatever the nature of your discrimination case - whether high profile, involving a claim for hundreds of thousands of pounds; or something far smaller - you will receive the same expert service tailored to your needs.

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