Chris Knott

Senior Manager, London

Chris Knott

Chris is a Senior Manager in the Film and TV team, and has significant experience in advising his clients in all aspects of statutory reporting, financing, corporate tax compliance, and a specific expertise in accessing the UK creative sector tax reliefs.

Chris acts for a wide range of clients, from small independent film and television production companies to major US Hollywood studios, working on the very largest film and television productions made in the UK. He is also experienced in providing services to commissioning producers and video game developers.

He has worked on a broad range of projects, including The Little Mermaid, Deadpool 3, Garfield and The Responder.

Chris joined the Saffery Film and TV team in 2017 as part of a move to London, having qualified at a mid-tier firm in Cheltenham.

Key experience

  • Advising film, television and video game producers on how to access the UK creative industry tax relief,
  • Advising on multi-territorial production structures and financing arrangements,
  • Evaluating budgeted production expenditure for qualification of UK creative industry tax relief,
  • Advising on BFI Cultural Test qualification and assisting with the submissions process,
  • Providing letters of comfort to financiers,
  • Reviewing of prospective business plans prior to investment,
  • Assisting clients with their corporate reporting needs, including audit, accounts preparation and tax compliance.


Chris lives in Essex with his wife and young daughter. He is a keen sports fan, and often follows his beloved Gloucester Rugby around the country, once going to 20 away games in a row without a win.