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Deborah Casale Head of Practice, Employment

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Deborah is an employment lawyer and the Head of Practice with Slater and Gordon Lawyers' Employment team based in London.

She advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and equal pay disputes.

She has particular experience in the financial services and has dealt with many senior executive terminations, settlement agreements and employment contract reviews across a wide range of sectors. Deborah has represented financial services professionals, board directors, healthcare professionals, lawyers, accountants, technology and HR professionals amongst others.

In addition, Deborah has advised employees in substantial sex discrimination, pregnancy and maternity discrimination claims and in cases concerning race discrimination, whistleblowing and equal pay. Many of these have been against major financial institutions - several of which resulted in favourable six figure settlements.

Deborah also regularly advises on employment contracts and post-termination restrictions.

She is a regular speaker at seminars for the Employment Lawyers Association and has written articles for several publications.


Career history

  • Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK
  • Russell Jones and Walker
  • Gannons
  • Osborne Clarke
  • Clyde & Co


  • University of East Anglia 
  • College of Law, Guildford

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Legal commendations

  • Ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500, which referred to Deborah's team that "works like a well-oiled machine."
  • Recommended Lawyer 2019

Recent Testimonials for Deborah Casale

“Your service was more than outstanding and supportive and explained so well step by step, so thank you. We trusted you and your decisions.”

Ms C, financial services professional, London

“I wanted to just say thank you again for all the moral and professional support you provided me during the last few months. Thankfully we achieved a positive result which made it all worthwhile and it has been my great privilege to have met you.”

Mr B, London

“Thanks so much Deborah for achieving such a fantastic outcome for me. It was a highly stressful and at times emotional situation and your calm, professional demeanour and comprehensive advice was very reassuring. I felt that you left no stone unturned to get a positive outcome for me and I would not hesitate in recommending you. ”

Ms L

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