Ben Payne

Specialist in Employment

Ben qualified as an employment lawyer in 2017, working with Hina Belitz and Zahra Mahmood at City-based Partners Employment Lawyers, now part of Excello Law.  He regularly advises both companies and individuals in all areas of employment law, including advising on tribunal proceedings, drafting contracts of employment and assisting individuals with reviewing and negotiating settlement agreements.

He is known for his good rapport with clients and aims to provide effective and careful advice at difficult and stressful times.

Ben supports Hina with the City-based employment law club she founded in 2007 which provides quarterly employment law updates to over 70 companies, as well as assisting with HR consultancy services and employment law training – see 


  • Negotiating a high value settlement for an individual who was subjected to sex and sexual orientation discrimination at work.
  • Successfully advising a company during tribunal proceedings to defend an unlawful deduction from wages claim




When not working, Ben enjoys following Leicester City home and away. He has also taken part in ‘legal walks’ to raise money for law centres to provide legal advice to vulnerable individuals.

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Accommodated a fairly last-minute appointment - received good advice, getting exactly the service & result I needed. Thanks

Alex Harris

Professional service. Time taken to explain everything and double check that I understood.

Damian Atkinson

I had a slightly special situation that was not very typical but Hina and Ben were really open and professional in helping me along the way. Highly recommended.

Lingnan Dai