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Due to COVID 19 I was unable to attend this event last October, where I am usually a guest. The good news is I can share it with all those who support the practice
This year the annual Berkshire Judicial Service was held in Reading Abbey ruins for a small number of representatives of our Berkshire community. We wished that more of you were able to join us. It was a unique and special event with wonderful contributions from many including the Reading Gospel Community Choir and Yunis and Ameer Mujahideen, refugee arrivals in Reading in 2012.
I very much hope you enjoy watching this memorable event.
Berkshire Judicial Service 2020
To view the video click on this link.
Belinda Knight is a solicitor (LLB, Hons) with over twenty years extensive specialist experience in the field of criminal law. In 2007 she set up an independent criminal law practice, to provide excellent legal representation to clients via legal aid or privately.
Belinda Knight lawyer has experience as a Defence Advocate for over 20 years and is a member of the Criminal Law Solicitors' Association; the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association; the Association of Women Solicitors; Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Law Society; the Solicitors' Association of Higher Courts Advocates Criminal Courts; the Law Society of England and Wales; the Sole Practitioners Group; the Law Society of Northern Ireland.
Based on a 50 point inspection, Belinda Knight solicitors was rated one of the top three criminal defence solicitors in Reading.
“Belinda was brilliant for my partner he was very lucky with what he got due to her excellent representation. Highly recommended and very professional.”
As a lawyer (solicitor) at a police station, Belinda Knight will handle over 95% of cases personally. The practice has a specialist quality mark certificate for provision of legal aid services, and is available 24/7.
The practice is based in the historic and iconic business district of Reading nearby is the Reading Crown Court, but represents clients in the Thames Valley area, to include for example London and Oxford. The practice has represented clients in over 100 magistrate’s courts nationally, as well as at police stations up and down the country and at Crown courts.
The practice provides a caring and compassionate service with extensive court experience and includes:-
• Extensive criminal law expertise
• Court representation
• Private client representation
• Legal aid representation
• End to end case management
• Evidence gathering and cataloguing
• Investigative research
• Excellent listening and communication skills
• Knowledge of cultural and religious diversity
• 24/7 service
The practice represents clients for such offences as Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, Child abduction, Child neglect, Computer and internet crime, Confiscation proceedings, Drink driving, Driving offences, Drugs offences, Freedom of speech offences, Fraud (theft), Grievous bodily harm, Harassment, Human trafficking, Indecent images (Child pornography and Extreme pornography), Kidnapping, Murder, Offences against the police, Public order offences, Rape, Regulatory offences (such as health and safety issues), Sexual offences, Stalking, Taxi Licence Revocation Appeals, Theft, Terrorism, Wounding with intent amongst others (see table below).
Some of the offences covered by this practice
|Assault occasioning actual bodily harm||Child abduction||Child neglect|
|Computer and internet crime||Confiscation proceedings||Drink driving|
|Driving offences||Drugs offences||Freedom of speech offences|
|Fraud (theft)||Grievous bodily harm||Harassment|
|Human trafficking||Indecent images||Kidnapping|
|Murder||Offences against the police||Public order offences|
|Rape||Regulatory offences||Sexual offences|
|Stalking||Taxi Licence Revocation Appeals||Theft|
|Terrorism||Wounding with intent|
The practice provides representation throughout the criminal justice system, from police station to Magistrates Court to Crown Court and to the Higher Courts as needed.
The practice does not allow numerous fee earners to handle one case. This prevents lack of consistency and keeps costs down.
Contact us now for advice
During our office hours throughout the year, you can contact the practice by phone or email for step by step guidance to help you through the criminal law justice system and legal process.
Independence and impartiality are at the heart of every case we do. We believe our unique position and clear values give our customers the fairest way to get the legal advice they need.
Please also see the representing you page for more details about how we will represent you and information we need from you.