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Doreen Reeves Solicitor, Employment

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Doreen is an employment lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London.

She has extensive employment, contract and discrimination experience - both contentious and non-contentious. She acts for a wide range of clients including chief executives and individuals within the banking industry, directors, solicitors, health care professionals, media professionals, government, and trade unions and their members.

Doreen is a strategic and highly technical lawyer who strives to achieve the best outcome for her clients.

She regularly advises her clients on severance terms, interpretation of contract terms, post termination restrictive covenants, settlement agreements and exit packages. She is capable of handling complex claims and negotiating high value claims of millions of pounds.

Doreen has acted for multi claimants, and has been the Solicitor in reported cases which has included a landmark case on costs in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. She has also worked with Queen's Counsel on numerous high profile cases.

During her career, she has been the Lead Employment Lawyer in Local Government, advising on TUPE, employment policy and procedure and has provided employment law advice and representation across Government departments. She has also managed the employment law service for the RMT, Unite and CWU union where she handled cases in the national media and appeared on BBC news. She continues to act for members of the Police Federation and the University and College Union.

Doreen has recently been appointed as Member of the Employment Law Committee of the Law Society and is a Pro Bono Lawyer for the Employment Lawyers Association and member of the working party responding on behalf of the ELA to Government consultations.


Career history

  • Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK
  • Deputy Head of Law - Staffordshire County Council
  • Employment Group Lawyer - Treasury Solicitors Department
  • Deputy Head of Law - London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • Partner and Head of Employment - Edwards Duthie Solicitors


  • LLM, Masters in Employment Law
  • PG Dip - University of Cambridge
  • LPC - The College of Law, London

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Employment Law Committee of the Law Society
  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member of Solace (Society of Senior Managers and Chief Executives in Local Government)

Recent Testimonials for Doreen Reeves

“I would like to say I really appreciate your advice and way in which you have supported me. It hasn’t been easy but your advice has helped me immensely.”

Mark Robson, NHS

“Recently I had cause to engage your employment law services to help me address a challenging issue with my employers. At times like these you need empathy, understanding and measured council and Doreen Reeves provided this from the initial consultation to the final settlement agreement. Her first rate support and guidance and most of all her understanding and calm manner helped me immensely.  ”

Stephen Hunter

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