New Employment and Immigration Partner for Lee & Thompson

25th July 2022


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Danielle Lobel-Weiss (previously Danielle Ramdel).

Danielle will join the firm on 3 August 2022 from Teacher Stern where she was a Partner in the Employment team and head of the Immigration practice. At Lee & Thompson she will be reunited with former colleague, James Baker who now heads up the Employment Team. Danielle and James worked together at Teacher Stern until James moved to Lee & Thompson in 2020. Danielle’s significant employment experience includes advising employers with challenging employment situations. She supports both employers and employees on the full spectrum of employment advice and has particularly strong experience in employment tribunal litigation.  Her practice both complements and enhances Lee & Thompson’s existing Employment work.

Immigration work for corporate and individual clients is also a part of Danielle’s repertoire and will be a new offering for Lee & Thompson.  Danielle advises clients on immigration and nationality law including sponsor licence and skilled worker applications for corporate clients.

Danielle’s appointment brings number of lawyers in the Employment team to five, growing steadily since James Baker joined in 2020.  The Lee & Thompson partnership also now increases to 28, the largest in the firm’s history.

Reno Antoniades, Managing Partner said of Danielle’s appointment:

“We are absolutely thrilled that Danielle is joining the Lee & Thompson family.  Our Employment team is going from strength to strength and Danielle’s experience and expertise will be most welcome to the team and clients alike.”

Danielle Lobel-Weiss said of her appointment:

“Lee & Thompson is a fantastic firm with an excellent and well-deserved reputation. I am looking forward to reuniting with my old colleague James Baker, assisting with the continued growth of the Lee & Thompson Employment team, as well as bringing a business immigration practice to the firm for the first time. It will be great to work with such a fabulous team and the firm’s excellent clients including all those in the creative industries.  I can’t wait to get started.”