Adrienne Knight

Call 1981

Adrienne Knight has been practising for more than 40 years in the criminal courts and has vast experience in all areas of crime.

She now specialises in serious crime against the person, including murder, child abuse, rape , all sex offences, kidnap, firearms, supply and importation of Class A drugs.

She also has experience of the mental health aspects of crime, such as insanity, fitness to plead, the mentally ill and vulnerable defendants.

She is an experienced and skilled trial lawyer, regularly appearing in Crown Courts in the south of England where she is a feisty and respected advocate.


Featured Murder cases

R v O


R v Lowe (Guildford Crown Court)

‘puppy farm shooting’. Double murder trial in which 80 year-old man shot his partner and her daughter.

R v Parkinson (Winchester Crown Court)

two-week murder trial involving defence of woman accused of murdering her husband.

Featured Serious Sexual Offences cases

R v B (Winchester Crown Court)

Rape of nine-year-old by mentally ill 12-year-old brother.

R v F (Winchester Crown Court)

Historic Allegation of Sexual Assault made against a 99-year-old. Fitness to plead.

R v O (Winchester Crown Court)

Indecent Assault/Burglary with Intent to Rape 92-year-old woman.

R v R

Sexual Assault, Rape and Incest.

R v P

Sexual Assault of a child.

R v R

Indecency with a child.

R v J & another


R v F

Multiple Rape of family members. Fitness to plead.

R v G

Indecent Assault and Child Abuse.

Featured Organised Crime cases

R v T & others

Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

R v J (Guildford Crown Court)

Four-month importation of class A (Heathrow baggage handlers).

Featured General Crime cases

R v M

Manufacture and Sale of Firearms.

Featured Reported Cases cases

R v W McInerney T.L.R [Dec 02] (Sentencing re: domestic burglars)

R v Hinton 16 Cr.App.R (S) 523 (Sentencing)

R v Ward, Andrews & Broadley [2001] Crim L.R. 316 CA (Hearsay)

R v Manning 1998 Crim L.R. 198 CA

Recent articles

Adrienne Knight and Samantha Ball’s client found not guilty of assisting an offender in a murder trial 

Adrienne Knight led Samantha Ball in representing their young client who was accused of assisting three murderers. The trial at Winchester Crown Court lasted 12 weeks and the jury convicted three Defendants of murder before…

Adrienne Knight

Samantha Ball

Jeremy Wainwright QC and Adrienne Knight start a murder trial at Winchester Crown Court in Operation Carr.

 Jeremy Wainwright QC and Adrienne Knight start a murder trial at Winchester Crown Court in Operation Carr. They represent the first defendant in allegations of Murder and Robbery. The Case arises out of an alleged…

Jeremy Wainwright KC

Adrienne Knight

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  • Gray’s Inn
  • Criminal Bar Association
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