Naomi Webber

Year of Call: 2017
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Telephone: 01865 793 736

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Employment and discrimination

Naomi has a busy employment practice, regularly appearing in tribunals nationwide for claimants and respondents. She has acted in cases involving unfair dismissal (including automatic unfair dismissal and constructive unfair dismissal), discrimination (including direct and indirect discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments, harassment and victimisation), unlawful deduction from wages, worker status, redundancy, and strike out. To date this has included:

  • A number of multi day hearings, including a five-day final hearing
  • Regular preliminary hearings
  • Successfully negotiating a £30,000 settlement for a claimant in judicial mediation

Naomi also has a growing paperwork practice, and has advised on prospects for unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and sexual harassment.

Naomi has a particular interest in discrimination law, inside and outside the employment field. She has recently written articles on the Court of Appeal decisions of Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd, Chief Constable of Leicestershire v Hextall [2019] EWCA Civ 900 (whether the shared parental leave provisions discriminate against men), R (Z & A) v London Borough of Hackney and Agudas Israel Housing Association Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1099 (whether an orthodox Jewish housing association discriminated against non-Jews) and Gray v Mulberry Company (design) Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1720 (whether a belief in the moral importance of copyright a ‘philosophical belief’).

Prior to pupillage, Naomi worked as a judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal, where she worked on a number of ground-breaking employment cases, in areas including National Minimum Wage, whistleblowing, territorial jurisdiction, and harassment.


  • Discrimination by Association: a piece of cake? (2017) City Law School Journal (Comment on Lee v McArthur & Ors)


  • 7th Feb 2020

    Diplomatic immunity and leapfrog: Naomi Webber analyses Basfar v Wong UKEAT/0223/19/BA

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  • 7th Feb 2020

    Ethical veganism: a philosophical belief. Naomi Webber analyses Casamitjana v The League Against Cruel Sports (ET case no. 3331129/2018).

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  • 8th Nov 2019

    Is a belief in the moral importance of copyright a 'philosophical belief'? Naomi Webber analyses Gray v Mulberry [2019] EWCA Civ 1720

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  • 7th Jun 2019

    Shared parental leave – Discrimination against men? Naomi Webber analyses Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd, Chief Constable of Leicestershire v Hextall [2019] EWCA Civ 900

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Academic qualifications

  • 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

Professional bodies

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)