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Doreen Reeves

Doreen Reeves

Senior Associate Solicitor

Doreen is an senior associate solicitor in the employment law department at Slater and Gordon in London.

Get to know Doreen

I have specialised in employment spanning over two decades, and I joined Slater and Gordon in 2016.

My experience covers the full range of employment law, including discrimination and harassment, unfair and wrongful dismissal, and whistleblowing. I regularly advice on post termination restrictive covenants, share options, contract reviews, interim injunction, bonus and contractual disputes. I have represented clients in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal.

I act for senior executives within the financial services, bankers, regulated professionals, HR professionals, solicitors, healthcare professionals, NHS consultants, and directors across various sectors in media, IT, marketing, education and central and local Government.

I'm a strategic, pragmatic and highly technical lawyer and litigator who achieves the best outcome for my clients. As a skilled negotiator, I’ve successfully resolved workplace disputes resulting in high value and confidential settlements and exit packages.

I’ve managed complex and multiple claims up to millions of pounds and I’ve led the national employment law service for the RMT, Unite and CWU union where I handled high profile litigation cases in the national media.

I appeared as a speaker on the BBC and more recently on Sky News discussing equal pay. I’ve also provided legal comments in the national press.

Career highlights

I was involved in a landmark victory on costs in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and cases in the Court of Appeal that have set a Precedent in employment Law. I’ve also worked with Queen's Counsel on numerous high-profile cases.

Additionally, I was the Employment Lawyer to HM Government advising various departments on all aspects of employment law and I've been the lead employment lawyer in local Government, advising on TUPE, employment policy and procedure.


I was recommended in the Legal 500 2023 edition as a UK leading individual for employment law and was quoted as a "noted for her expertise in complex discrimination cases.," and was recognised as one of their 'Rising Stars'.

The extra mile

I hold the public appointment as member of the Law Society Employment Law Committee as the Expert Employment Advisor to the Law Society and members of the profession. My work on the committee also includes advice to Government on changes to legislation.

As an active member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), I regularly respond on behalf of ELA to Government consultations. I have also written case updates as member of the Discrimination Law Association which has been published in briefings to the legal profession.

I'm also a member of the on London Litigation Solicitors Association, Industrial Law Society and the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP).

I have also made several media appearances in national, regional and trade press, talking on various employment matters including: employment rights when returning to the office and when is to too hot to work?

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