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Patrick Brodie

Head of RPC's Employment, Pensions and Incentives practice, Patrick Brodie is often called in to help resolve complex workforce issues.

Typical instructions for Patrick involve advising on domestic and European integration, outsourcing and restructuring projects. In the UK market he acts across both the public and private sectors. Patrick has built a reputation for helping organisations design and implement inclusion and diversity strategies. 

Specialising in financial services regulation, whistleblowing and corporate governance, Patrick edits the whistleblowing chapter for Tolley's and is the updating author for Xpert HR's guide on TUPE.

On the litigation side, Patrick has worked on cases which have been taken to the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

He was a winner of The Lawyer's Employment Team of the Year award. Patrick's work has also been shortlisted on two previous occasions for Commercial and, also, Employment Team of the Year Awards by Legal Week and the Lawyer.

He has also contributed to Xpert HR podcasts:

  • TUPE mythbusters (part 1) - listen here.
  • TUPE mythbusters (part 2) - listen here

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Clients praise him as "the unsung hero of employment law" with "an uncanny ability to make the right judgment call". - Legal 500 UK 2018

"Exceptionally clever, personable, commercial and strategic. An absolute pleasure to work with." - Best Legal Advisers Report, 2016 - 2017

"one of the cleverest lawyers around, and maintains a sense of commerciality and fun" - The Legal 500 UK 2016

"Well placed to advise on major transactions, sensitive disputes and day-to-day employment work" - Chambers UK 2016

"RPC is singled out for its ‘excellent’ outsourcing expertise" - The Legal 500 UK 2015

Department head Patrick Brodie and senior associate Kelly Chapman are ‘excellent communicators’. - Legal 500 UK 2015

"They have taken the time to get to know us as a business, what we need and look for, and what key stakeholders need. It is an extraordinary level of engagement" - Chambers UK 2015

"Very pragmatic and commercial, and always look for the right outcome for us. They are prepared to give advice and tell us it is the most realistic thing that will happen" - Chambers UK 2015

"The ‘very strong' team at RPC provides an ‘exceptional service' and ‘tailored' advice" - Legal 500 UK 2014

"Their strength lies in their pragmatism. They are very inclusive and they make you, as a client, feel that they're owning your problem" - Chambers UK 2014

"Renowned for advising mainstay clients of the insurance, utility and retail sectors involved in employment disputes. Growing expertise in handling the employment aspects of transactional matters" - Chambers UK 2014