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James Knight

Founder & CEO

Keystone Law

London, UK

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James Knight is Founder and CEO of Keystone Law, the award-winning and revolutionary international corporate law firm.

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.

James Knight’s Newsfeed

The Law Society Gazette
Shareholders back in the money despite firm’s profits falling

Keystone Law's Chief executive, James Knight, said: ‘While all areas of the business were affected, the impact was not uniform with certain areas, such as property, family and private client being most severely affected whilst litigation, for example, has held up well. 

Legal Business
Revolving doors: lateral hire season back with gusto as raft of senior moves announced

James Knight, CEO and founder of Keystone Law, said: ‘Highly experienced lawyers continue to be attracted to the flexibility and freedom our firm can provide, as our latest hires demonstrate. Now that many lawyers have been working remotely during lockdown, the appetite for an alternative to the traditional law firm model is stronger than ever.’

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James Knight’s Background

Keystone Law
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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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

Guildford Law School
Solicitors Final, Law
1989 - 1990
Newcastle University
LLB, Law
1986 - 1989