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Partners at Knights Solicitors frequently deliver training, seminars and panel debates on topics relevant to their practice areas.

This includes both in-house training to clients and other professionals and commercial organisations such as estates and sporting businesses; and also external training on behalf of public organisations and legal training providers such as the Agricultural Law Association and LexisNexis.

Privately delivered in-house seminar topics have included:

  • Planning and Enforcement.
  • Public rights of way and public access.
  • Possession, including gypsies and travellers.
  • Animal welfare legislation.
  • Firearms licensing and practice.
  • Legal compliance for shoots.
  • Gamekeepers' briefings.
  • Wildlife crime.
  • Country sports, including the Hunting Act 2004.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Private nuisance.
  • Hardship Claims.

The training sessions and supporting materials are tailored to address the trainees’ needs and interests. The Partners at Knights Solicitors are also used to collaborating with other professionals, such as chartered surveyors, in providing training.


Knights Solicitors' Partners are regularly asked to speak at external events such as seminars and annual conferences hosted by other professional organisations. These include:

  • RICS South East Rural Conference
    - Gypsies, Travellers and their horses: Common problems and how to deal with them.
    - March 2012: Peter Burfoot (Speaker)
  • Agricultural Law Association - Autumn Conference
    - Gypsies, Fly Grazers and Planning Policy
    - November 2010: Matthew Knight (speaker)
  • CLA Planning and Enforcement Seminar
    - Managing enforcement proceedings brought by a planning authority
    - October 2010: Matthew Knight (speaker)
  • Country Land and Business Association
    - Seminar on Planning and Enforcement
    - March 2009: Matthew Knight (speaker)
  • Comité Européen de Droit Rural (CEDR)
    - 25th Congress
    - September 1999: Matthew Knight (rapporteur)
  • RICS South East Rural Conference
    - Gypsies, Travellers and their horses: Common problems and how to deal with them
    - March 2012: Peter Burfoot (speaker)