Naomi Webber has a growing education practice. She regularly advises and acts for parents, local authorities and schools. Her experience includes:
- Regularly appearing in the First-tier Tribunal for parents and local authorities in EHCP appeals, including refusal to issue EHC plans and appeals of sections B, F and I.
- Acting for parents and schools in disability discrimination claims in the First-tier Tribunal
- Clerking school admissions panels and independent review panels (school exclusions)
- Advising parents in breach of contract claims against independent schools
- Drafting pleadings for a breach of contract claim in the higher education sector
She also regularly provides training to local authorities on admissions, exclusions and EHCP appeals.
Prior to pupillage, Naomi worked as a research assistant at the University of Oxford, examining the effect of the 2012 changes to the law of school exclusions.
Naomi has a particular interest in religion in education and wrote her masters’ dissertation on whether children have a right to a secular education.
Lucinda Ferguson and Naomi Webber, School Exclusion and the Law: A Literature Review and Scoping Survey of Practice (Department of Education, University of Oxford, January 2015)
- Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School, 2016-17
- LLM in Law, University College London, 2015-16
- BA Jurisprudence (Law), Worcester College, University of Oxford, 2011-2014
- Inner Temple Exhibition Award, 2016
- Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
- Education Law Association (ELAS)
- Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
- Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)