Your Partners in Law
Matthew Knight attended Newcastle University and the College of Law at Guildford. After completing his articles with Farrer & Co and undertaking two years of post-qualification experience with Sinclair Roche & Temperley, Matthew joined Cripps Harries Hall in 1984.
Founding the Firm
Two years later, Matthew became a partner. In 1994, Knights Solicitors was established. Married with three daughters, Matthew’s pastimes include shooting and tennis.
Richard Atkins attended the former Polytechnic of Central London (LLB), Kings College London, (LLM), and the former City of London Polytechnic (MA Business Law). After completing his articles with Anthony Gold, he remained there for five years before joining the Crown Prosecution Service. He served in the London Area at the Central Casework Unit Headquarters, becoming head of a special casework unit.
Peter qualified as a Solicitor in 1988 and after working in a Criminal Defence Department, became involved in all aspects of Domestic Conveyancing and Commercial Conveyancing. He deals with Conveyancing Freeholds, Leaseholds, Sales, Purchases, Re-mortgages, Rights to Buy, Shared Ownership and the Granting and drafting of new Leases and the creation of Deeds of Trusts.
Litigation Associate Solicitor
Surini is a dual qualified Solicitor who completed her education and legal training in Sri Lanka before obtaining her qualification as a Solicitor in England and Wales. Following her graduation she embarked on a global management trainee programme within a prominent corporation.
Colette has extensive Legal Accounts and Management experience, having worked for two major London law firms. Initially, she worked with Denton Hall, and then Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) for many years as part of the Finance Management team. Colette has also had local firm experience as a senior legal finance professional with Berry & Lamberts LLP and Thompson Snell and Passmore.
Apprentice Solicitor - Level 7
Evie joined Knights in November 2021 as a Legal Assistant looking to gain experience in the legal world. After finding her feet in the office, Evie started her Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship with Knights and is thriving both in her studies and in her office work under the close supervision of our Principal Matthew Knight.
Teresa has in excess of 35 years’ experience as a Legal Secretary/PA/Paralegal and she has worked for a number of Magic Circle Law firms in London. Her main area of expertise is Property Law, together with experience in Family Law and Private Client Law, and more recently, Litigation.
Anna has recently joined Knights having completed her A Levels at Invicta Grammar School in Maidstone. She is currently working as a Legal Assistant and gaining invaluable experience, adding to the voluntary work experience that Anna did with Knights during her last year at school.