Who is Yair Cohen

Yair Cohen is a UK based expert international internet law and social media lawyer with the London law firm Cohen Davis


For nearly 25 years, Yair has been championing the rights of women who suffer online abuse by taking on some of the most challenging harassment and online trolling cases and bringing notorious online trolls to justice



Key reported cases by lawyer Yair Cohen


Key speciality

International disclosure orders against website operators and internet companies

Defence against online defamation and privacy breaches

Defence against aggressive campaigns of reputation attacks (personal and corporate)


Background of Yair Cohen

Yair has been involved with the internet since 1997 – first as a web and e-commerce developer and later as a full-time internet law specialist. He is the author of the book ‘The Net Is Closing: birth of the e-police’, which slightly ahead of its time, examined the then current state and the predicted future of the internet in terms of users’ safety and policing.

Yair Cohen is a regular contributor on TV, radio and newspaper and a speaker at national and international internet law conferences, including the Internet Law Leadership Summit, a prestigious discussion group of elite internet law attorneys who meet regularly to exchange views and ideas about the hottest topics, cases and legal developments in internet law around the world.

Is online abuse a criminal offence? Yair Cohen on BBC Radio

Upcoming Events

May 2022

The Internet Law Leadership Summit 2022

14 May 2022  -  15 May 2022

The annual gathering of the most prominent internet law lawyers and attorneys from across the world

From 09:00 until 17:00

At Aria Hotel, Las Vegas

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April 2020

The Data Protection Practitioners' Conference 2020

06 Apr 2020

The annual ICO conference with Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham CBE

From 08:30 until 17:00

At Manchester Central Convention Complex

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    Threats Of Legal Action From Man Who Lost Job As Financial Advisor For Harassing Woman Who Wouldn’t Have Sex With Him. A MUST READ legal letter from lawyer @randaz to harasser @HWistrich @bindelj
    https://tbdailynews.com/turtleboy-attorney-marc-randazza-responds-to-threats-of-legal-action-from-man-who-lost-job-as-financial-advisor-for-harassing-woman-who-wouldnt-have-sex-with-him/ #Harassment #onlineharm

    I interviewed one of the few people taking on the trolls, unmasking their true identities and slapping them with legal papers. clients often come to Yair Cohen when police & tech companies have refused to act

    (Reg for free account to read)

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/29/could-have-sorted-wagatha-24-hours-meet-troll-hunting-lawyer/#comment

    People are constantly asking me what I do as an internet law lawyer. Do you work from the internet? No, I don't. I have an office. Now the Daily Telegraph has made it so easy to explain.
    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/music/e2-80-98i-could-have-sorted-wagatha-in-24-hours-e2-80-99-meet-the-troll-hunting-lawyer/ar-AAYZ6lN

    Do you ever need to take a screenshot as evidence of #harassment or of #defamation on the internet? If you do, make sure to read this excellent article where I give advice on the best way to take screenshot and preserve evidence using your mobile telephone https://www.dazeddigital.com/science-tech/article/56366/1/receipts-culture-has-gone-too-far

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