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Philip Thomas

Philip Thomas



  • University of Reading, LL.B.
  • College of Law, Guildford, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Philip is counsel in the in the Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security team and a member of the IP, Information & Innovation Group, as well a technology and outsourcing specialist.

Philip specialises in complex IT contracts including outsourcing transactions and IT procurement and supply contracts (acting for both customers and service providers). He has particular experience in advising clients operating within the technology, telecoms, marine and logistics sectors.

Philip advises on global and European data protection laws including data protection strategy and compliance, privacy impact assessments, privacy by design, cross-border transfers of personal data, online behavioural marketing, IT and organisational security and the development of privacy and data retention policies.

Philip joined Reed Smith in 2013, having previously worked at another City firm. Philip has also held in-house positions at ntl (now Virgin Media) and Nortel Networks.

Employment History

  • 2013 – Reed Smith 
  • 2006 – Holman Fenwick Willan 
  • 2004 – Nortel Networks 
  • 2004 – NTL Group Limited 
  • 2001 – Boyes Turner