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Ms Alison Knight BA (Hons), MA Oxon, GDL, LPC, PGCert, LLM, MSc, Solicitor

Research Fellow (ILAWS), Postgraduate Research Student

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Ms Alison Knight is Research Fellow (ILAWS) within Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton.


MA, Philosophy & Theology, University of Oxford 1996
PG Diploma, Law, University of Sussex 1998
PG Diploma, Legal Practice, College of Law, 1999
PG Certificate, Competition Policy, Oxford Brookes University, 2006
LLM, University of Southampton 2011
MSc, Web Science, University of Southampton 2012
MPhil/PhD, University of Southampton, 2012-2015

Alison qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 after completing her training contract with Dechert LLP in London. She subsequently joined Dechert's European Group in Brussels, specialising in Competition Law (in particular, the defence of European Commission investigations and multi-jurisdictional merger notifications). While working for the Office of Fair Trading from 2004 to 2007, she investigated high-profile mergers, acted as a project leader on the revision of its merger control guidelines and participated in dawn raids on suspected cartelists. During this time, Alison undertook in-house training at the Competition Commission and King's College, London. She subsequently worked as an Associate with the Competition Team at Bond Pearce LLP until 2010, giving full-line advice and training to clients primarily from retail, energy and postal sectors. Alison is a member of the Web Science DTC at the University of Southampton:

Research interests

Law and the World Wide Web

Professor Stephen Saxby (Supervisor)
Dr Mark Weal (Supervisor)

Research group

Institute for Law and the Web (ILAWS)

Ms Alison Knight
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

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