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Naomi Cunningham named ‘Lawyer of the Week’ by The Times

Naomi Cunningham named ‘Lawyer of the Week’ by The Times

The Times has named Naomi Cunningham ‘Lawyer of the Week’ after she acted for social worker Rachel Meade in an employment tribunal claim against both her employer, Westminster City Council, and her Regulator, Social Work England. 

Ms Meade had been sanctioned by Social Work England and then suspended on a charge of gross misconduct by the Council after a Facebook friend presented a dossier of her “gender-critical” posts to her regulator.

The tribunal found that the regulator had “allowed its processes to be subverted to punish and supress the Claimant’s lawful political speech”. Both the regulator and the Council must now train their staff in freedom of belief and expression in the workplace.

Read Naomi’s full interview, available to The Times subscribers, here.

Find out more

Naomi Cunningham has specialised in discrimination law, mainly but not exclusively in the employment context, throughout her career.

In recent years, Naomi has developed a particular interest in the interaction between the Equality Act and the Gender Recognition Act, gender reassignment discrimination, the single-sex exceptions in the Equality Act, and the public sector equality duty.

To find out more about Naomi, contact Nick Levett +44 (0)20 7427 4908 or Mark Gardner +44 (0)20 7427 4909.

News 9 May, 2024


Naomi Cunningham

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