Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh

Partner

"Danielle is clear-eyed when facing difficult decisions in double-edged cases, with a strong strategic mind. She can develop cases from less promising beginnings into something stronger, with everything done to the highest standard."    

Chambers UK 2022

Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh
BIOGRAPHY & EXPERTISE
Danielle is a specialist in criminal litigation and extradition, having been ranked in these areas by the legal directories for many years.

Prior to taking partnership with the firm in April 2022, Danielle was recognised as the only “Star Associate” by Chambers & Partners UK 2021 for both Crime and Extradition, and was considered a “Rising Star” by Legal 500.

Areas of expertise

In her busy criminal defence practice, Danielle acts for individuals throughout investigation (including upon arrest and at police interviews) to trial and beyond. She has acted for individuals across the full spectrum of criminal offences, but has particular experience in acting for those accused of domestic abuse, violent and sexual offences and possession/distribution of indecent images.  Danielle has also developed expertise in acting for vulnerable and young clients, and has published widely on these issues.

Danielle has worked on behalf of individuals in proceedings for fraud, bribery and corruption offences, frequently with international elements. Danielle regularly defends individuals at first instance and on appeal who are subject to extradition requests from countries both inside and outside the European Union. She has associated expertise in the removal of INTERPOL Red and Diffusion Notices on the basis of political persecution or breaches of fundamental human rights.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS
  • Representing an individual with complex mental health issues accused of attempted murder and acquitted by reason of insanity.
  • Advising clients (including youths) at the police station and court in relation to allegations of sexual offences, the majority involving successful representations to the CPS for no prosecution to be pursued. Assisting those same clients in disciplinary proceedings brought by schools and universities.
  • Advising high-profile individuals in politics, business and the entertainment industry subject to criminal investigation. Included acting for a Member of Parliament in respect of a Parliamentary Standards Act prosecution.
  • Representing clients subject to extradition requests from countries including the UAE, USA, Germany, Sweden, Romania, France and Spain. Successful discharge of the first extradition request from Ecuador at first instance.
  • Successful removal and blocking of INTERPOL red and diffusion notices against clients requested by (amongst others) the UAE, Cyprus, Bahrain, Thailand and Pakistan.
  • Representing clients in several major SFO investigations, including into Tesco, Petrofac and British American Tobacco.
Career

Danielle joined the firm as a paralegal in November 2013 and qualified as a solicitor in October 2016 after completing her training. She became a partner in April 2022.

Danielle is the current Vice Chair of the Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum (DELF) and a committee member for the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA) and Women in Criminal Law (WICL). She has contributed to Working Groups for both JUSTICE and the Law Society, has participated in the submission of written evidence to the Justice Select Committee and is an active member of the Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association (YFLA).

Danielle completed her Legal Practice Course in 2013 with distinction at the University of Law. She holds a Master’s degree (LLM) in Criminal Law and Justice from the University of Nottingham and degree (LLB Hons) in Law from Durham University. Whilst in study, Danielle worked as an inmate advisor for the Prisons and Probation Service.

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Testimonials
"Clients absolutely love her as she is incredibly down to earth, with an ability to connect with people from any walk of life. She immediately puts everyone at ease and has a confidence and maturity that is very impressive."

Chambers UK 2022

"Danielle is clear-eyed when facing difficult decisions in double-edged cases, with a strong strategic mind. She can develop cases from less promising beginnings into something stronger, with everything done to the highest standard."    

Chambers UK 2022

 "She is laser-focused and works hard for her clients."

Chambers UK 2022

 "Danielle will be an absolute legend in the criminal world - she is so clever, sharp, hard-working and an absolute pleasure to work with on any case. She is great with clients and can bring out the best in anyone."

Chambers UK 2022

"She is a rising star particularly when it comes to matters involving children and young people."

Chambers UK 2022

"Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh performs with a maturity way beyond her experience, handling the most difficult clients with confident ease and demonstrating impressive strategic nous."

THE LEGAL 500 2022

"Highly rated."

THE LEGAL 500 2022

“An absolute rising star who has fantastic judgement and instincts.”

CHAMBERS UK 2021

  • Representing an individual with complex mental health issues accused of attempted murder and acquitted by reason of insanity.
  • Advising clients (including youths) at the police station and court in relation to allegations of sexual offences, the majority involving successful representations to the CPS for no prosecution to be pursued. Assisting those same clients in disciplinary proceedings brought by schools and universities.
  • Advising high-profile individuals in politics, business and the entertainment industry subject to criminal investigation. Included acting for a Member of Parliament in respect of a Parliamentary Standards Act prosecution.
  • Representing clients subject to extradition requests from countries including the UAE, USA, Germany, Sweden, Romania, France and Spain. Successful discharge of the first extradition request from Ecuador at first instance.
  • Successful removal and blocking of INTERPOL red and diffusion notices against clients requested by (amongst others) the UAE, Cyprus, Bahrain, Thailand and Pakistan.
  • Representing clients in several major SFO investigations, including into Tesco, Petrofac and British American Tobacco.