Adrienne Knight


Adrienne Knight specialises in serious crime against the person and drugs offences. Her practice includes murder, fraud, kidnapping, rape, child abuse and supply and importation of Class A drugs. She is also experienced in other areas of criminal offending and the mental health aspects of crime.

Recent cases include acting as Lead Counsel in multi-handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, acting as Lead Counsel in multi-handed conspiracy to rob and numerous serious sexual offence cases.

Member of CBA.

Adrienne Knight is accredited by the Bar Council to provide Public Access Services.

Recent Cases:

R v T & Others - six week conspiracy to supply Class A drugs  

R v R - 4 week manslaughter trial 

R v J - 3 week historic sexual assault and rape trial

R v H - 7 day indecency with a child trial

R v C & others - 2 week indecent assaults trial 

R v B - Indecency with a child trial 

R v J & another - 2 week rape case 

Notable Cases

R v Lowe - 'puppy farm shooting' - murder trial at Guildford Crown Court where 80 year-old man shot his partner and her daughter

R v Parkinson - 2 week murder trial at Winchester Crown Court involving defence of woman accused of murdering her husband

R V G - Blackfriars CC - Leading counsel in conspiracy to rape

R v D - Woolwich CC - Multiple Rape of 8 yr old step-daughter

R v B - Winchester CC - Rape of 9yr old by mentally ill 12 yr old brother

R v J - Guildford CC - 4 month importation of class A (Heathrow baggage handlers)

R v M - Winchester CC - Sex with a mentally impaired person

R v O - Winchester CC - Indecent Assault/ Burglary with Intent to Rape 92 year-old woman

R v F - Woolwich CC - Child Cruelty (9month old baby)

R v D - Chelmsford CC. Murder.

Reported 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

Memberships & Associations

Gray's Inn
Criminal Bar Association

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