Practice area(s): Employment law services
Location(s): Melbourne
Qualification(s): Grad Dip Leg Prac/Law, LLB, BA

Naomi Hickey-Humble is an employment and industrial lawyer, practising in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office. She is a member of the only first tier law practice listed by the prestigious Doyles Guide 2018 for employee representation.

Naomi advises on all manner of employment law matters including unfair dismissal, general protections, contractual disputes, discrimination and harassment claims, anti-bullying applications, workplace investigations and restraints of trade. She has acted and provided advice for a range of employees including C-suite executives, teachers, academics, consultants, doctors, council workers, government employees and IT / Tech professionals.

Naomi’s legal achievements include:

  • Obtaining a settlement of equivalent to 9 months’ salary for an employee of a Big 4 consulting firm who was subjected to harassment and bullying behaviour after she complained about a flawed investigation process
  • Assisting multiple clients through workplace investigations
  • Assisting a senior Federal government employee defend allegations of misconduct. The employer revoked all misconduct determinations, issued a written apology and redeployed the employee within the Department with salary back-paid
  • Representing an employee in sexual harassment proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Successfully obtaining an injunction in the Federal Court of Australia for a senior academic, enabling her to return to work: Milam v University of Melbourne[2019] FCA 171.

Naomi delivers down-to-earth, practical, client-centric services and is acutely attuned to an individual’s priorities and goals. She takes pride in helping people understand complex legal concepts and adopts an agile, goal-oriented approach to achieve optimal outcomes for her clients. Naomi is particularly interested in the intersection of technology and the law and how human-centred design can facilitate better access to justice.

She previously worked in Maurice Blackburn’s Road & Work Injuries team in Ringwood, providing advice on worker’s compensation and transport accident rights. She has experience across a diverse range of legal areas including Environmental law and refugee advocacy.

Memberships & accreditations

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Victorian Women Lawyers Co-Chair, Cultural Diversity Committee
  • Victorian Women Lawyers Work Practices Committee member
  • Maurice Blackburn Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Rights Committee, Executive member
  • Maurice Blackburn Cultural Diversity Committee, Executive member
  • Maurice Blackburn Women’s Network
  • Maurice Blackburn Sustainability Committee