Elaine Banton


Elaine specialises in employment, equality, discrimination law and human rights. Recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, regularly instructed in high value and complex trials by private companies, public sector bodies and individuals. Co-author of the chapter on Human Rights and Employment Law for Tolley’s Employment Law. Named a ‘Pro Bono Hero for 2009’ by the Attorney General’s Office. A member of the Temple Women’s Forum Committee. Finalist for the ‘First 100 Years Inspirational Woman of the Year Award’, Barrister of the Year 2019. Elected Bencher at Middle Temple March 2019. Elaine is the Co-Chair of the Bar Council’s Equality Diversity and Social Mobility Committee and on the Bar Council’s GMC. Co-Chair of Middle Temple’s Race Equality, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Working Group. Elaine is a Governor of St James C of E Primary School.


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