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James Knight

Founder & CEO

Keystone Law

London, UK

James Knight

Biography

James qualified as a solicitor in 1992 with City firm, Trowers and Hamlins. He practised as a commercial lawyer in Oman, Dubai and Hong Kong before returning to England in 1999. The following year, recognising that the archaic legal market was ripe for disruption, James started his own legal consultancy, with one mission: to maintain an uncompromised focus on client service and value which the conventional law firm model could not offer.

In 2002, through exponential growth and strong demand, James launched Keystone Law. The first alternative model that sought to revolutionise legal services, Keystone put the needs of both the client and the lawyer front and centre, for the first time. Now recognised as a well-established market disrupter, Keystone listed on the London Stock Exchange’s junior market in November 2017.

An award-winning, Top 100 firm with a growing international presence, Keystone provides advice to businesses ranging from SMEs to global behemoths, C-Suite Executives and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals. James now focuses on the firm’s day-to-day operations as well as its strategic vision for growth.

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The Times
Keystone Law chief attacks ‘unethical’ use of furlough

James Knight, CEO of Keystone Law, has been mentioned in The Times regarding the unethical use of furlough.

Zooming before it was cool

James Knight, CEO of Keystone Law, is the leader of a firm that’s been ahead of the curve. Knight said that the firm makes deliberate efforts to maintain connections among its people. “We do a lot of events. We do a lot of parties, a lot of lunches, a lot of training sessions, that sort of thing, so people know each other very well.”

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James Knight’s Background

Founder & CEO
Feb 2002 - Present
London, UK
Keystone Law is a full-service firm operating in 24 areas & a variety of sectors to a broad range of businesses & private individual clients. The firm is distinctive in the way that their services are delivered via a unique, technology-driven platform. Keystone currently has more than 250 partner-level lawyers working from locations to best suit their own & their clients requirements.
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Consultant
Jun 1999 - Dec 2002
James started his own legal consultancy in 2000, offering a level of service to small and medium sized companies that was not available through conventional law firms. The high demand for this type of service led James to establish Keystone Law.
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James Knight’s Education

Solicitors Final, Law
1989 - 1990
LLB, Law
1986 - 1989