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RPC
TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE
ST KATHARINE'S WAY
LONDON
E1W 1AA
England

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Partner. Kelly advises on complex international and national employment matters, with particular focus on outsourcing, restructuring and the people aspects of organisational change. She works alongside clients’ HR and Legal teams in developing and implementing strategies for the recruitment, retention and motivation of employees.  She has a focus on ’employee engagement’ and is passionate about issues of diversity and inclusion.  Kelly develops and provides training and seminars for clients’ HR, legal and business teams and co-delivers RPC’s regular seminars and roundtables on a variety of topics. She is a frequent contributor to practitioner and academic publications. 

Kelly was part of the successful RPC team in the UK’s leading case on restrictive covenants –Egon Zehnder v Tillman. This 2019 case is the first time in a century that the highest UK court has considered the issue of non-compete covenants and the judgment sets the law in this area.

Career

Wragge & Co: 2002-2010 (Trainee; Solicitor; Associate); RPC: 2010-present (Senior Associate; Legal Director since 2015); Partner 2020

Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association

Education

University of Cambridge, Newnham College, 1998-2001, MA Law (Cantab): First Class (sixth highest in year); awarded 3 Verulam Buildings Prize in Banking Law; College of Law (London), 2001-2002, Legal Practice Course: Distinction

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Employers

(Next Generation Partners)

Kelly ThomsonRPC

RPC has ‘tremendous strength in depth on all employment law’, particularly in litigation and advisory mandates involving the media, technology and retail sectors. Patrick Brodie leads the busy litigious practice, where he is known for his work on restrictive covenants, restraint of trade injunctions and highly sensitive investigations. Kelly Thomson brings her transactional and advisory expertise to assist employers in the field of workforce diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Partnering with the Social Book Club, she assist with the production of children’s books teaching equality and the law (such as on gender pay gap and disability).