Knights is pleased to announce continued recruitment momentum with a number of senior fee earner appointments across all of its geographies, in line with its focus on attracting high calibre fee earners with strong client relationships.

Since January 2021, 60 professionals have joined Knights, including 17 Partners, who are attracted by the opportunity to further their careers and work with quality clients within a one team collaborative culture.

Recent appointments include Victoria Burnip, a Business Immigration specialist with an established reputation for advising corporate clients on all business immigration matters, including applying for and managing their sponsor status, and Scott McHugh, as an Associate in the Asset Management team, who has deep expertise in advising landlords and corporate occupiers on national and international commercial real estate transactions, including the real estate aspects of corporate transactions. Scott joins from a Top 10 law firm.

Knights continues to strengthen its ability to offer complementary services to both new and existing clients by launching and strengthening specialist advisory teams. Earlier this year, Knights launched a dedicated team of specialist tax advisers, combining lawyers and accountants, which will also be replicated in debt advisory, enabling the Group to provide the unique opportunity to offer a holistic accounting and legal service to corporates. Paul Cooper who joined Knights as a Partner leads the Tax team. The Group has also strengthened its capabilities in other specialisms such as Capital Markets.

Paul Cooper, Partner, commented: “Knights provided a platform for me to deliver specialist tax services to a high-quality client base in a commercial, friendly and supportive way. After many years of working both in the big four and also private equity, I was looking for a collaborative culture with a focus on delivering a premium client service where we go to market together and do the best for our clients. I was delighted to join Knights to help accelerate the growth this exciting opportunity to deliver holistic professional services to clients.”

Tim Bates, Recruitment Director at Knights, commented: “Many of our new colleagues have been attracted by a move from the traditional legal services model to one which offers a highly collaborative work environment in which they can focus on delivering the best outcome for their clients, unburdened by the financial risks associated with partnership. Our Partner recruitment pipeline is strong, with our collaborate culture continuing to resonate with high calibre lawyers across a wide range of experience levels.”