Emma Cohen

Associate Solicitor at Bindmans LLP

Emma is an associate solicitor in the immigration department at Bindmans LLP where she has worked for over ten years. She covers all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law.  She has particular interest and experience in complex immigration and nationality cases involving families and children including inter-country adoption and she regularly writes court reports on immigration issues in family cases.   Emma qualified as a solicitor in 1995 at Bates, Wells and Braithwaite.  Although she has spent most of her 25 years post qualification experience working in immigration law in private practice Emma has also lectured at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.  She is a volunteer adviser for UKLGIG.

Emma is a regular trainer for ILPA and had delivered courses on Family Law for Immigration Practitioners, Indefinite Leave to Remain: all you need to know, Criminality in the Immigration Rules, Professional conduct and ethics in immigration cases, Home Office policy, concessions & the exercise of discretion outside the rules, and Discretion – What’s Left? Exploring the use of discretion in immigration and nationality law.

Emma's Upcoming Training

Thursday 10 December 2020, 10:00 – 13:00, 3.0 CPD Hours

Tutors: Emma Cohen, Associate in the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality team, Olivia Piercy, Partner in the Family and Matrimonial Law team and Hannah Marshall, Solicitor in the Family and Matrimonial Law at Bindmans

Aimed at immigration practitioners of all levels with no or limited family law experience, this is your chance to learn from the experts – gain a broad outline of all family law issues relevant to immigration practitioners. This interactive session will discuss in-depth case studies. 

Options and processes available in divorce/separation 
Children law: Public law (care) proceedings; Private law (child arrangements, prohibited steps and specific issue proceedings)
Child abduction; 
Domestic violence; 
Forced marriage; 
Availability of legal aid for family cases


Emma's Past Training

Tutors:Emma Cohen, Bindmans LLP and Meghan Vozila, Penningtons Manches Cooper

Everything you need to know about applying for indefinite leave to remain including family applications, work routes, long residence and the EU settlement scheme. The course will also cover the Life in the UK test / English language requirement, criminality, the calculation of the period leading to settlement, the definition of continuous residence, the use of discretion and Covid 19 related issues. Time permitting, we shall also touch on indefinite leave for refugees and those with humanitarian protection and discretionary leave.

Meghan and Emma’s training for ILPA has been described as “excellent” with delegates valuing the “useful sharing of experiences”.