Partners' CVs & Experience

Stephen Knowles

Stephen Knowles joined Burnett Christie in 2002 and became a Partner in 2003.

Stephen prides himself on his encyclopaedic knowledge of criminal law and criminal legislation which he keeps updated through his role as a criminal tutor at Edinburgh University.

Stephen has an enthusiastic approach to all cases and a careful and relaxed manner with clients. He has been involved in a number of high profile and complex cases involving extensive and thorough investigation.

Stephen is an experienced and respected negotiator.


LLB – University of Dundee

Diploma in Legal Practice - University of Edinburgh

Notary Public

Stephen has been appointed to act as Special Counsel in appropriate cases.

Fields of Expertise

  • Criminal Defence Law
  • Corporate crime
  • Statutory and regulatory crime
  • Asylum and Immigration Act
  • Terrorism Act
  • Misuse of Drugs
  • Sexual Offences
  • SOPOs
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Murder cases