Old Square Chambers has announced that Katharine Newton QC will work with Essex Cricket as it prepares to begin the independent investigation into the recent historic allegations of racism involving the club.
Newton has over 20 years’ practice in employment law and appears regularly in the employment tribunal, High Court and the appellate courts, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Previously, she led the investigation into the allegations of race discrimination and bullying against the manager of the England Women football team in 2017.
Essex Cricket said the club has a “zero-tolerance policy towards racism and any form of discrimination”.
The club added: “The appointment of such an eminent legal figure underscores the club’s determination that all allegations, regardless of when they took place, will be investigated thoroughly and independently.”