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Samantha Knights QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 4

Samantha Knights QC
Samantha Knights QC is a respected silk and recognised expert on the ECHR who regularly tackles cases against the MoD concerning British action in armed conflicts. She has worked on complex matters covering issues such as deprivation of nationality, exclusion from refugee protection and the scope of closed material proceedings. She is notable for her experience in human trafficking cases.
Strengths: "Samantha is a very good advocate and a very nice opponent."
Recent work: Appeared in ZV v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a Court of Appeal case which concerned a Lithuanian national trafficked into prostitution in the UK. The issues raised included whether the declaration of inadmissibility of an EU asylum claim was lawful.
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Immigration - London (Bar)

Band 3

Samantha Knights QC
Samantha Knights QC is an experienced public and private law silk offering considerable expertise across fields including trafficking, unlawful detention and national security-related immigration matters.
Strengths: "Has good breadth of expertise and is very impressive. She has been involved in high-profile human rights cases." "She is really committed, highly regarded and impressive."
Recent work: Acted in a Court of Appeal case concerning the approach to an asylum claim brought by a Lithuanian national who was a victim of human trafficking.
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