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This week, Yair Cohen was interviewed on Al Jazeera TV and was asked by the host: 'Do you think that the expectations of the egalitarian nature of the internet were too high?'
Yair: 'I think that the internet, in the early days, was seen almost as an anarchistic place. The idea of the bureaucracy meant that at that time, there was more of an expectation that the people from the government shouldn't be setting foot on there; almost like it was a place free of law. That was during the first 10-15 years of the internet. Then, the whole idea of democracy started to mean something totally different; almost like an uprising - the people versus the government. Whilst, democracy as we know it; what it really means is that people are ruled by the government and people are uprising against the government. So, I think what we are seeing now is more involvement from the government on the internet and there are some people that are not welcoming this. They feel that there should be democracy there. The way I see it is a restoration of the rule of law and creating safer harbours for people to be able to freely express themselves within certain boundaries.'
AJ TV: 'The key question and I am sorry to be asking you, is - How do you police something that is so vast, so disparate and yet also contains so many dark and deep areas?'
Yair: 'Well, if you take a big city such as Los Angeles - the town is not being policed precisely in the same way in every quarter, and every building, every alley and every area. There are certain places where police don't really go and there are places where there is more police presence. I accept that the internet cannot be entirely policed. The interesting thing is that when you have a company such as Google, which operates worldwide, Google then becomes the collector within all the different countries, so once say the UK or the EU government are able to influence Google's behaviour, within the locality, within the UK or Europe, that influence almost becomes viral and it means that Google needs to go and change the way it does things all over the world. So, in a way, global companies are the key to spreading better policing on the internet.'
AJ TV:'How much responsibility do we, as users, have when it comes to what we watch on the internet and reporting things that we regard as offensive or possibly criminal, or have we actually abdicated all of that responsibility and we are just allowing ourselves to be fed with all of this information, as long as it panders to the beliefs that we have?'
Yair: 'That is a very good question. I think for many years we have been left to fend for ourselves on the internet. There wasn't anyone to help or protect or anywhere to go to. What we need to ask is how would we behave if an event occured offline, on the street, if we saw a person being bullied or being assaulted or even a person that was being encouraged to commit suicide, or that type of thing. How would we react, then? We should be reacting precisely the same way on the internet. I think it is become more acceptable for us to say that we don't accept this type of behaviour; we don't want to part of this and we don't want to be part of that. So, there is a lot of responsibility laid on us as people when we see the support of the government and government agencies, it makes life much easier and much safer for say a woman, children, ethnic minorities that previously did not feel safe with the room of the internet.'
AJ TV: 'Yair Cohen, thanks very much indeed.' You can see the whole interview here:
This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and energetic prospective trainee solicitors, who want to train with Cohen Davis, a law firm specialising in social media and internet law in the Essex countryside.
As you may know, there isn’t a school to train you in this area and here at Cohen Davis, we are looking for the right people to invest time in, to train and offer mentorship to with the view to stay with us in the long term and become a fully qualified internet specialist lawyers. There is so much to learn in this field and helping our clients with any internet related legal issues, offers daily rewards and exciting strategic challenges.
Cohen Davis Solicitors is an award winning, forward-looking, niche law firm which is involved in shaping a new area of law and work with private and corporate clients from all over the world.
We are part of a fantastic network of lawyers and attorneys from the United Kingdom and the United States, with whom we cooperate regularly to shape internet law, create legal solutions that never existed before and resolve our clients’ internet law issues.
We are expanding fast and these are exciting positions that are in high demand. We want to invest in you and provide mentorship and training, encouraging you to maximise your strengths, so that you can grow, progress and really enjoy what you are doing.
We want you to be with us for the long term, so it is the only way we can develop the next generation of internet lawyers. We want to see you grow as a lawyer and as an individual and we want you to be part of our great team; part of our future.
We have a clear goal of expansion and we are ambitious, so it is important to get the right people to join us.
Who you are:
You have a 2.1 degree (at least)
You have an LPC or GDL qualification (we may consider giving an LPC full or part sponsorship to the right candidate, who may be applying first for paralegal positions)
You are a good team player. Your ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others is of fundamental importance to working successfully with our law firm.
You have good interpersonal skills. Communication is key and the ability to relate and interact with others to engender confidence and form good relationships with and to explain complex situations in a clear manner, is integral to the role.
You are able to communicate clearly and effectively on paper, face-to-face and on the telephone. The ability to advise and negotiate with our clients is extremely important.
You have ambition, commitment and enthusiasm and are dedicated to work with internet law.
You are intelligent, have attention to detail and a excellent command of English with good grammar. We want somebody that has a thorough, meticulous and accurate approach to their work.
You are honest. Clients expect us to work to a high moral standard with professional integrity and ethical code. Our clients include famous people who trust us implicitly. Client confidentiality and professionalism is paramount to safeguarding ours and our client's’ reputation. We, as a company value telling the truth and facing the truth.
You are curious and inquisitive; loving to learn and solving problems with a positive focus.
You are highly motivated and proactive. We believe in working towards developing individual drive, healthy living and motivation. We take steps to develop positive energy and clarity of thinking.
You have leadership qualities. We value ambition.
You our able to travel to our Essex offices. Our beautiful offices are located at Warlies Park in Upshire, Essex which is a lovely place to come and train every day.
How to apply:
To apply for a training contract or for a paralegal position with Cohen Davis, please send us an email: Support(at)Cohen Davis, enclosing your CV with a covering letter telling us about yourself and demonstrating your passion, suitability and any related work experience. Tell us why you think you are an ideal candidate to come and train with us.
If you are successful on passing the first part of the interview process, we will invite you to come and meet with us to talk about the position and to see if we are a good match for each other. We will also ask you to partake in a short, written assessment.
Successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible.
Please remember that our recruitment process is ongoing and competition for places are in demand, so please ensure that you submit your application as soon as possible.
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"I would like to express my gratitude for the service provided to me by Cohen Davis Solicitors. My initial consultation with Mr Cohen provided me with an essential and professional legal perspective with regards to malcious communications that I was receiving via social media platforms. From the point of me engaging the services of Cohen Davis I was allocated a named solicitor (Anna B) who worked directly on my case over a number of months until a resolution was reached. Her dedication to my case and professional advice was invaluable, particularly at times when it felt emotionally tough. I am so glad that I found this company of solicitors and would highly recommend them if you need help with stopping online harssment and malicious communications."
"I am absolutely delighted about the outcome of my right to be forgotten application. Congratulations on your great work. I do now appreciate that this exercise requires considerable expertise and am totally pleased with my choice of Cohen Davis Solicitors. Please convey my gratitude to all concerned and do keep a watchful eye on relevant search results for as long as necessary. All the very best,"
“ We have had highly defamatory comments posted against our company and me, the CEO on Glass Door, a USA based website, which is notorious for refusing to remove online reviews. The defamatory post was by an anonymous user who claimed to have worked for our company but we were certain that they never had. We are a substantial organization and the person who posted the review knew exactly what to write to cause us maximum reputational damage, which would have had serious implications on our ability to push forward with our growth plans. I never appreciated before how damaging and distressing an internet post could be, both personally and for business. We went straight to Vorys, who is one of the most well-known internet law attorneys in the US. They immediately referred us to Cohen Davis in the UK who successfully removed the review and did so very quickly. Cohen Davis is highly professional, very knowledgeable and clearly well connected with attorneys and operators of major websites in the US. Thank you to Yair, Anna and the rest of the team who really did a fantastic job for us." A.L London
“Want to take this moment and thank you to the entire team and to Yair especially for your dedication, attention to detail in preparation, and overall communications with all involved in brining the result we required. I'm sure I'll be in touch with future online requirements, marketing etc knowing your in-depth knowledge and capabilities now. Thank you again and much appreciated" GJ, Middlesex
"Twice now I have had defamatory comments made about me and my very small company. I had a very satisfactory consultation with Mr Cohen today. His advice is always extremely helpful, useful and of course, professional. It just goes to show you that you do not have to be a multinational company in order to get the best legal advice. I cannot praise Mr Cohen highly enough. I would urge small businesses and self-employed individuals not to be afraid to contact Cohen Davis Solicitors should they have need for solid legal advice."
“I was directed to the Cohen Davis Team from another defamation lawyer in the USA who stated that he had seen a presentation by this group and felt that they had the know-how to deal with the particulars of my situation. Taking their advice, I contacted Cohen Davis. From moment one, the lawyers and their staff were courteous and attentive. I felt heard and understood every step of the way. They stayed in contact every step of the way and guided me with care. This was incredible considering that I was retaining their services all the way from the USA and we had a huge time zone gap to deal with. I hope never to need their services again but I would recommend them without hesitation." E Perez, New York, USA
“I would like to very deeply thank Yair, Louise and Adam for giving my family, in particular my sons a more stress free normal life. It is a great weight of my shoulders not to have people pre judge me and my family through reading the my search results in Google, which created the wrong image about what sort of person I was, and tainted the integrity of my family members. Thank you and your team so very much for giving us our lives back. I will always be grateful for the very professional way the team handled my case, I cannot express adequately in words the peace of mind and freedom you have given to my family. thank you once again.
“I would just like to say an absolute massive thank you to you and your team on behalf of myself and my family. I knew I had come to the right place from day one. The service you and your staff have provided has been first class and we will forever be in debt to yourselves. Seriously we cannot thank you enough! I wish you all the best with everything you do. If I can ever help yourselves in any way in the future no matter what please just ask." G Rowlands, Cheshire
“Having contacted various solicitors in the last few weeks I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I found the whole experience from start to finish very refreshing. Friendly ,efficient, professional and very informative. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cohen Davis to others." Donna Moss, Knutsford
“I opted to use this service as it was online and offered the flexibility I require. I was unsure what service I would receive given the initial facelessness of the Company. However, it soon became apparent that it was a professional service offering good quality advice and understanding which allowed me to better appraise my situation and avoid unnecessary risks and stresses. I will be happy to recommend the services of Cohen Davis solicitors." Rob Parker, Wiltshire
“I instructed Cohen Davis on a very complicated matter of online harassment campaign against myself together with a large group of people. It involved hundreds of internet posts targeting large number of individuals. We needed an harassment injunction to stop the publication of private information about us on the internet I am a lawyer myself but deal with a different area of law altogether. One of the main reasons we decided to instruct a firm such as Cohen Davis is that they were the only law firm we found who has an efficient system that is designed to handle large scale online harassment campaigns. The firm was undeterred by the scale, any difficulties or challenges along their way and their client care was fantastic. You can contact them 24/7. They gave us all rounded advice on privacy, defamation, harassment and PR as the online harassment campaign against us affected our businesses too. The firm is definitely highly knowledgeable of internet law here in England and in other countries, they are practical and are totally focused on getting the job done regardless of the many challenges along the way. Yair Cohen is very knowledgeable of anything to do with the internet. He understands both people and computers and how the two interact with one another. He has a unique ability to explain matters very clearly, even complicated technical issues, which helped us make the right decisions throughout the case. The firm has delivered excellent outcomes to us and helped us deal with a huge problem that other firms we approached didn’t really understand. The mental and emotional support Cohen Davis gave us is second to none and I will always remember and appreciate it. SG and family, London
“I would like to express my gratitude for the excellent service your firm has provided and the efficiency in dealing with my legal defamation case, with your first class precision in communicative skills. Always keeping me up to date with ongoing action of the case. I would recommend your firm to anyone in grave need of your services impeccable professionalism and genuine concern in all matters to do with my case."
“The initial consultation went very well with Mr Cohen and was very informative for which I thank him for that so much. There was an issue regarding the legal side to my case that has made it necessary to seek a legal solution Ireland, however thanks to Mr Cohen's brilliant advice I knew the best way to proceed with that. The case has now been taken on for a defamation action in the high court with a firm who were prepared to do it on a no win no fee basis. I would certainly recommend Mr Cohen without hesitation and please do convey my thanks to him for his very useful advice. You are all a part of a brilliant team and I can see how each of you plays your role to make the client feel protected, heard and justified in their course of action. Thank you again from a very satisfied client."
“I had a consultation with Mr Cohen who was clearly knowledgeable in his field and listened carefully to the details I gave him, asking relevant questions to build a full picture of the timeline and situation. We managed to resolve the situation by following his advice in the consultation so it was definitely good value for money."
“Thank you Ruzina, I followed the advice given about what to say to my internet trolls and it worked! My Facebook page is growing quite fast, i’m sure I will come across trolls again at some point, and you will be my first point of contact! Thank you", DD London
“Yair, Thank you very much for all your hard work and support during that difficult time and we really wish you every success. Also many thanks to our lovely Ruzina who was a great support throughout the case. Samraa A London
“Thank you very much for you help, your consultation and advice letter. With your advise I was able to write to the individual who was defaming us and he has since removed the review, he's also removed all his other ones offending other companies. I am really please with your advise and my colleagues in Holland and Germany are hugely impressed and now also know now where to turn for help. If this happens again you will be my first call. Thank you again." Richard,
“The advice was comprehensive and of very high quality. Furthermore the whole process was very structured and all questions were answered in one go. Perfect advice, perfect business relationship. I can definitely recommend this service."
“The service and advice given was of good quality. Unfortunately the subject I was seeking advice on was very niche and a relatively new phenomenon so not all of the advice was relevant. Some of my questions were answered and to a good standard. Yair was polite, helpful and a pleasure to speak to".
“Having met Mr Cohen I can only say how grateful I am that I stumbled across this Firm. He was so generous with his time, so approachable, open and I admire the honesty and integrity that he radiates. It obviously is filtered throughout the Company because you all have also been wonderful. Thank you for your help.".
“I just received a phone call from the service provider. They agreed to refund me but said that they would withhold $500 for work they had done on the site. They added that this could take up to 48hrs to reach my account. I agreed that this was fair and that I was happy with it. Thank you Yair... Not only for saving me much needed money but also for being so nice and helpful! I will be in regarding Terms & Conditions as soon as my site is ready. Regards Carla”
“I have had a good consultation with Cohen Davis solicitors. I was pleasantly surprised with the service. I felt that the quality of the advice I was given was more than I bargained for and I am very happy to recommend this firm."
“I would like to say a big thank you to Yair, yourself and anyone else whom worked on this project for me and my daughter especially. Thank you for obtaining the desired results and reaching full and final settlement with the other party - very much appreciated. I would certainly recommend your services should anyone else find themselves in the same or similar unfortunate circumstances.”
“Many thanks for your ongoing communication. Having met Mr Cohen I can only say how grateful i am that I stumbled across the Firm. He was so generous with his time, so approachable, open and I admire the honesty and integrity that he radiates. It obviously is filtered throughout the Company because you have all been wonderful.”
"You have been acting as our attorneys in the UK for over 10 years. We value your straight talk, your honesty and your knowledgeable advice. We are looking forward to continue working with in the years to come. ”
"I received advice from Yair Cohen about a matter involving a very devious person who was giving me a lot of stress.
Yair very swiftly and incisively identified the key issues involved, showed me what I needed to do to defend myself, and in less than an hour I had the exact tools I needed to deal with the matter.
The end result was that after a year of headaches my matter was resolved. My mind was totally at rest when I emerged from Yair's office because I knew I had received great advice from a thorough professional."
"Yair has more in-depth knowledge about social media, defamation, and SEO than any attorney I have ever spoken to. He has been cited in Forbes magazine, among many other publications, for his groundbreaking work in the field of internet defamation. In addition, he has spent years studying internet, social media, and search engine behavior, recognizing it to be a crucial part of the business and legal world long before others started to realize it. In addition to being a brilliant lawyer, Yair is a compassionate human being and a great listener. If you need help with social media or internet defamation, he is absolutely the best person to call.”
“We have used Cohen Davis to sort out defamation problems for our clients. They have achieved the desired results and our clients have been extremely satisfied. I would not hesitate in recommending Cohen Davis to anyone who is experiencing these problems.”
“Yair Cohen, our solicitor is a very bright, determined person who is committed to getting the right results - and will move heaven and earth to do so. He's exactly the sort of lawyer you hope you will find, but rarely do.”
“Yair is an expert in the field of cyber law and offered me advice I was unable to get elsewhere. He is very high on expertise and integrity. If you are having issues with illegal activity online, I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
"More or less out of the blue, my livelihood was threatened from a very unexpected source. It was actually more than that as it was personal too - I felt I had been betrayed by people I believed I could trust.
I was also worried about how much it would cost me to repair the damage! I phoned the firm and arranged for a telephone consultation with Yair Cohen who responded immediately to my concerns and took matters in hand that day.
After the consultation and the way Yair immediately set up working strategies I was filled with motivation and relief. They actually understood what was going on both technically and legally.
Eventually they drafted a critical letter which was brilliant and did the trick. Throughout my case, members of the firm were always available until I felt able to manage matters on my own, which hasn’t stopped them taking my calls or perusing some of my letters.
I would have thought that once the bill was paid, that would be it, but it is not like that at all, they actually genuinely care about the outcome and were genuinely happy to help me.
I have nothing but praise for the service I received and I have already referred a number of friends and colleagues to the Firm"
"We have searched forever for solutions to our internet law problem. We spoke to lawyers, Search Engine Optimisation specialists and a good few young techies and we felt neither of these good people had really understood the deepest implications of the problem on the long term plans we have had for our business.
Luckily for us Yair and Internet Law Experts' extraordinary knowledge and understanding of this field had helped us get through the difficult times and the solutions provided went far beyond what anyone else had suggested. The solutions are different and are clearly focused and they showed high degree of business acumen and a much desired foresight.
We have been customers of Yair Cohen for a number of years now and needless to say we are highly pleased with the service. It is the easiest and most convenient relationship we have ever had with a solicitor firm.
The service is impeccable, and the staff are very knowledgeable. Thank you for making our job easy!"