Jennifer Knight KC > 2 Harcourt Buildings > London, England > Lawyer Profile

2 Harcourt Buildings


Jennifer has a strong prosecution and defence practice in serious and complex crime. She is instructed in substantial high-profile trials including murder, manslaughter, causing or allowing the death of a child, child sexual exploitation, gang rape and misconduct in public office. Described by instructing solicitors as possessing ‘first class advocacy skills’, Jennifer has been praised for her ‘skill and tenacity’ and is said to bring ‘an intelligent and incisive approach’ to her work whilst maintaining a ‘completely calm composure’.

Specialising in the prosecution of serious sexual offences, Jennifer has a track record of securing convictions in large and challenging cases involving young and vulnerable witnesses.  She has developed particular expertise in enabling complainants with profound communication difficulties to give evidence.  Jennifer frequently works with intermediaries and was invited to contribute to the writing of the Advocate’s Gateway Toolkits.

Jennifer is experienced in the conduct of cases of non-accidental head injury involving the death or serious injury of children and has a formidable ability to assimilate and present highly complex medical evidence.

Areas of Expertise

– Homicide and related offences

– Sexual Offences

– Misconduct in Public Office

– Private Prosecution


Year of call:1996