Founder and Director at MK Law, Manisha Knights is a Solicitor-advocate with a reputation for an uncompromising resolve in defence of those accused of serious crimes.
Manisha Knights – biography
Manisha is passionate about her chosen field of law and always knew that she would pursue a criminal defence career. She completed her Masters in Criminal Litigation in 2000 and began clerking for a Serious Crime firm in Manchester before moving to a firm in South East London where she trained and qualified In December 2003. In November 2006 she qualified as a solicitor advocate in both crime and civil law and began conducting Crown Court Hearings.
After working at a couple of firms in London she was determined to break the mould and establish a firm that really put the client at the heart of the business. Providing a top-quality legal defence service and doing right by the client needed to be priority number one. Not how much money a client could earn. So, in January 2008 against all the odds Manisha launched MK Law in a bid to create a firm of solicitors and advocates offering a comprehensive criminal defence advocacy service.
Manisha started recruiting reputable lawyers and the firm began to grow both in footprint and in reputation. It quickly became firmly established as one of the most reputable in South East London. By 2016 the firm expanded its criminal department into North London and is now one of the most reputable firms London – wide.
She is a member of Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates and is often invited to join round table meetings. She headlined in the Law Gazette in 2013 with her views about the positive shift in the change in attitude towards solicitor advocates over the years. She was also a guest motivational speaker at the youth for “Inspiring Youth Momentum” in Croydon. Manisha has mentored many young aspiring lawyers guiding them and leading them through the many obstacles and hurdles that young lawyers must get through to attain their goals.
Manisha is regularly instructed in Crown Courts all over London, for a wide range of offences. She’s defended several serious rape allegations as well as violent firearms offences and has an enviable acquittal rate. She’s also been instructed on and has successfully defended a number of white-collar allegations most notably a large-scale VAT fraud in Kingston Crown Court where her client was the only one of 7 acquitted.
Manisha has also been instructed to represent some high-profile clients in both sports and music industries. As the consummate professional, she has always ensured that those cases are handled with the utmost discretion.
Managing Director / Solicitor Advocate email@example.com
07976 517 855
Solicitor since: Dec 2003
With MK Law since: Jan 2008
Languages spoken: Gujarati, Kutchi
From the first time I contacted Mk law they have always been there. 100% reliable always respond back to me on the day. Always turnt up to interviews on time or early and always took the lead gave good advice.
Should I ever need a solicitor I will always use manisha knights have managing director at Mk law.
My nephew was caught in a very difficult delicate situation which required careful a handling and a good knowledge of the law whilst he was temporarily mentally impaired. I am delighted to say that MK Law provided this service to my nephew and successfully defended him. I would hope I have no need to use MK Law again but if our family needed a solicitor this would be our first call.
Firstly, I want thank Manisha for her support and great legal representation, she’s very thorough when in Court leaves no Stone unturned in order to get the best outcome for her client. Thank you, MK Law your services are much appreciated.
Excellent result thanks to MK-Law defending a case of importation of class B drugs. Manisha Knights was very receptive to information, efficient and worked closely with all concerned to secure a suspended sentence against all the odds. She also made an extra final effort to secure bail on the third application.
Some of Manisha’s notable cases
R – V – DL Woolwich Crown Court, Defendant was acquitted of arson with intent to endanger life.
R – V – AL Woolwich Crown Court, Firearms conspiracy, defendant was the only one acquitted of 7 defendants.