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Jennifer Knight QC

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Practice Areas

Jennifer specialises in crime in London and the South East, she took Silk in 2020. 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.

Her practice has an emphasis on the prosecution of historic, multi-complainant sexual offences and 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 contributed to the writing of the Advocate’s Gateway Toolkits.

Jennifer is experienced in the prosecution 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