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Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh

Partner

‘Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh is a master of client care. Nothing is too much to ask of her. Clients love her, opponents fear her and the court respects her.’

Legal 500 2023

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.

In Chambers UK 2024 where she is listed as up and coming in ‘Crime’ and ‘Extradition’, Danielle is described as “a very good defence solicitor who really works hard for her clients and fights their corner” and “able to handle serious crime cases and clients with real aplomb.”

Danielle has also been listed as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500 2024, which states “She is very well-organised and exceptionally hard-working, with excellent client care. She is one of the top junior partners in the area.”

In its 2023 Investigations Report, Danielle was named as a ‘Future Leader’ by Who’s Who Legal.

 

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 represented clients 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.

News & Insights
Testimonials
"She combines a high level of diligence and hard work with strategic vision of the case."

Chambers UK 2023

"She is fantastic and one to watch. Danielle is definitely going places."

Chambers UK 2023

"Danielle knows extradition so well and she is very effective, personable and robust in her advice."

Chambers UK 2023

"She is very bright, extremely dedicated and really on top of the detail."

Chambers UK 2023

"She is sharp, empathetic and a pleasure to work with."

Chambers UK 2023

"She is phenomenally bright."

Chambers UK 2023

"Danielle is an exceptional solicitor who combines a steely determination with providing a sensitive service to her client. She really deserves to go far."

Chambers UK 2023

‘Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh is a master of client care. Nothing is too much to ask of her. Clients love her, opponents fear her and the court respects her.’

Legal 500 2023

"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.