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James Knight

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London, UK

Managing Partner

Keystone Law

James Knight


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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James Knight’s Newsfeed

16 Oct 2018
Keystone Law : named as UK Law Firm of the Year nominee in British Legal Awards

James Knight CEO and founder of Keystone Law commented: "To be nominated for this award is a tremendous achievement which recognises Keystone's commitment to clients, colleagues and innovation. This past year has been incredibly successful for us and I hope the next will be even better.'"

04 Oct 2018
'I couldn’t find a service I needed so I decided to offer it myself', says CEO of Keystone Law

Business Leader Magazine spoke with James Knight about the ideology behind the law firm, the role technology is playing in the sector and Keystone Law’s decision to float on the London Stock Exchange.

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James Knight’s Background

Managing Partner
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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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