Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh

Senior Associate

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

CHAMBERS UK 2021

Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh
BIOGRAPHY & EXPERTISE
Danielle qualified as a solicitor in 2016 after a two year period of training with the firm.  Danielle is ranked as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in both Crime and Crime: Extradition by Chambers & Partners UK and as a ‘Rising Star’ for Crime in the Legal 500.

 

Areas of expertise

Danielle has worked on behalf of individuals in proceedings for fraud, bribery and corruption offences, and frequently those 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 specialist experience in the removal of INTERPOL Red Notices on the basis of political persecution or breaches of fundamental human rights.

In her busy criminal defence practice, Danielle advises individuals throughout investigation and trial. She has significant experience in acting for those accused of domestic abuse (especially controlling and coercive behaviour) violent and sexual offences and possession/distribution of indecent images.  Danielle has developed particular expertise in acting for youth clients under investigation for sexual and cyber-offences, and has published widely about these issues.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS
  • Representing clients in several major SFO investigations, including into Tesco, Petrofac and British American Tobacco.
  • 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.
  • Advising clients (including youths) at the police station and beyond in relation to allegations of sexual offences, the majority involving successful representations to the CPS for no prosecution to be pursued.
  • 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.
  • Successful removal and blocking of INTERPOL red notices against clients requested by (amongst others) the UAE, Cyprus, Bahrain, Thailand and Pakistan.
Career

Danielle began her career in the Business Crime department of a national firm before joining Corker Binning in November 2013 and qualifying in October 2016.

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 an undergraduate degree in Law from Durham University. Whilst in study, Danielle also worked as an inmate advisor for the Prisons and Probation Service.

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 also 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).

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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 clients in several major SFO investigations, including into Tesco, Petrofac and British American Tobacco.
  • 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.
  • Advising clients (including youths) at the police station and beyond in relation to allegations of sexual offences, the majority involving successful representations to the CPS for no prosecution to be pursued.
  • 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.
  • Successful removal and blocking of INTERPOL red notices against clients requested by (amongst others) the UAE, Cyprus, Bahrain, Thailand and Pakistan.