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Fast-growing Keystone Law appoints KWM Employment Partner Hilary O’ Connor

Keystone Law is delighted to announce the arrival of employment expert Hilary O’Connor, joining from King and Wood Mallesons, where she was a Partner for 15 years. Hilary advises on all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, bringing particular experience in the retail, media and finance sectors.


Her broad experience ranges from advising on people management issues and restrictive covenants, to litigation, board restructures and business reorganisations, acting predominantly for employers. Having qualified at Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance, Hilary has experience working on both domestic and international matters.

A true expert in her field, Hilary is regularly recognised in prestigious legal directories, with the Legal 500 2016 branding her a ‘star’.

Hilary comments on her move to Keystone:
“I am delighted to join Keystone. It is a perfect fit for my practice and means I can provide an even more cost-effective service to my wonderful clients.”

James Knight, founder and Managing Director of Keystone Law, adds:
“Our Employment practice is one of the firm’s fastest-expanding areas, and Hilary’s arrival is a key hire for our 24-strong, all-senior team. Thanks to the diversity of the team and their ability to work cohesively, Keystone is very well placed to advise on all aspects of employment law across wide-ranging sectors.”

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