YEAR OF CALL 1996
Jennifer is a highly experienced barrister, with a strong prosecution practice in serious and complex crime. Described by instructing solicitors as possessing ‘first class advocacy skills’, Jennifer has been praised for her ‘skill and tenacity’ and is said to bring ‘an intelligent and incisive approach’ to her work whilst maintaining a ‘completely calm composure’. Jennifer is regularly instructed as a leading junior, often where Queen’s Counsel appear for the defence.
Specialising in the prosecution of serious sexual offences, Jennifer has a track record of securing convictions in large and challenging cases involving young and vulnerable witnesses. She has developed particular expertise in enabling complainants with profound communication difficulties to give evidence. Jennifer frequently works with intermediaries and was invited to contribute to the writing of the Advocate’s Gateway Toolkits.
Jennifer is experienced in the prosecution of cases of non-accidental head injury involving the death or serious injury of children and has a formidable ability to assimilate and present highly complex medical evidence.
Jennifer also has substantial appellate experience and represented the Crown in R v A  EWCA Crim 299.
Areas of Expertise
- Homicide and related offences
- Sexual Offences
- Misconduct in Public Office
- Private Prosecution
Full details of Jennifer Knight’s practice are available here