As a Human Rights and Immigration lawyer with 20 years’ experience Danielle has assisted many thousands of people and achieved excellence in her profession.
She is an Israeli national and a migrant herself who in 2003 established Danielle Cohen UK Immigration Solicitors, single-handedly. The firm has since then, gone from strength to strength. Danielle’s legal solutions are tailor-made to every client’s particular circumstances and because of this, her success rate is very high. As will be clear as soon as you meet Danielle, she runs the firm with integrity and love, promoting the notion of more humanity less formality.
Danielle completed her first degree in Psychology and Communications and then completed a second degree in Law. She trained with Peter Kandler and Co criminal solicitors, at the same time as volunteering with numerous human rights organisations such as Justice, Refugee Womens Legal Group, Rights of Women, and Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre before securing a position at leading human rights firm Bindmans. She was then appointed head of the immigration department at Scott-Moncrieff Harbour and Sinclair where she specialised in the overlap between mental health and immigration issues, before setting up her own firm in 2003.
Danielle’s interests outside of work are spending time with her daughter, her dog Lola (as featured on the site) and exploring London and attending cultural events. She is also passionate about Jazz.
Imani Brooks – Practice Manager
Imani has worked as a secretary at various law firms, the last place being at a criminal law firm as a secretary/PA before joining Danielle Cohen Solicitors in 2011 as practice manager. As well as carrying out administrative and PA duties, Imani ensures the smooth running of the office on a day to day basis.
During her spare time Imani enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, watching films, creative writing and history.
Tom joined our team as a paralegal at the start of 2017, having completed the GDL and his LPC LLM at the University of Law in Bristol. Throughout his studies in Bristol, Tom was an active participant in various pro bono schemes such as running a Legal
Advice Clinic at a local homeless shelter and providing services for the Recovery College, helping to assist those with mental health issues.
Prior to his legal studies, Tom attended Swansea University where he studied another passion of his in History. Tom’s focus was largely on social culture and history in 1960s Britain, a topic on which he still maintains an interest.
In between academic years at undergraduate and postgraduate level, Tom accumulated valuable experience for his legal career by working at a succession of law firms in London, largely in the field of Family Law. He has been able to carry and enhance the skills gained from these roles into his work at Danielle Cohen’s, which is a great place for him to harness his enthusiasm for human rights law and his particular interest in immigration. This has been has been generated not only by his time at law school and by focusing his Master’s research report on the immigration appeals system, but also his keen political interest and motivations.
Outside of work, Tom enjoys playing football on a weekly basis, as well as attending sporting events, live music, museums and art exhibitions as often as possible.