Lawyer suspended for unacceptable baby Lilibet tweet is back at work

A lawyer who was suspended after tweeting an 'unacceptable' post about the news of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's daughter Lilibet has returned to work.

Joanna Toch was slammed for the "offensive" comment she made after the news of Lilibet Diana last month.

The 59-year-old was accused of writing a racist comment but has since been cleared of any wrongdoing from the firm she founded, the Legal Cheek reports.

When journalist Julie Burchill tweeted that Lilibet's name was a "missed opportunity" for new parents the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Toch replied with a comment others deemed 'unacceptable'.

Burchill said they could have called their baby daughter "Georgina Floydina", in reference to George Floyd, the man who was murdered by policeman Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis.

Toch referenced Meghan's mum Doria Ragland, and replied: "No Doria?

"Don't black names matter?"

Burchill responded she "was hoping for Doria Oprah, the racist rotters."

Toch then penned: "Doprah?"

Hundreds of people slammed the comments online before the barrister later apologised and deleted her profile.

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Burchill was sacked from the Telegraph, after 'five happy years' as a contributor.

Lawyer Toch apologised afterward, stating: "I am very sorry for the comment and what I saw as a joke.

"I've fought during my professional life against racism which is abhorrent.

"I'm not a judge and I have children of colour and I apologise unreservedly."

Her law firm, Family Law Cafe, which was set up in 2014, later announced they had suspended her "with immediate effect pending an internal review in her recent comments."

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But the firm now says the barrister is back in her role as CEO after the firm found "no evidence of any discriminatory practice."

"Everyone has been unfailingly courteous and kind. No evidence of any discriminatory practice was found," Toch said in a statement.

"I am extremely fortunate to have a 30-year-body of work, aligned to my values, that speaks for who I am and what I am about.

"I am back heading Family Law Cafe."

She also ended her statement with "Onwards."

Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born in the US, with Meghan and Harry naming their daughter in tribute to the Queen and the Duke's late mum, Princess Diana.

The Sussexes also have a son together, Archie, who celebrated his second birthday earlier this year.

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