Karen joined Stafford Young Jones as a trainee and spent two happy years with the firm. After qualifying as a solicitor Karen worked for nine years with a firm of Solicitors in Holborn, specialising in litigation and family work. In 2003 she left to head up the Family Department of a firm in Essex. She was delighted to re-join Stafford Young Jones in 2005 and became a partner in the Firm in April 2008.
Karen is head of the firm’s Family Department and is a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors’ Family Law Association). She trained as a collaborative family lawyer in January 2008 and, as a divorced parent herself, is firmly committed to the conciliatory approach advocated by both Resolution and the collaborative law process.
Karen also works on employment law matters, specialising in settlement agreements on the termination of employment.
Karen’s experience dealing with family law has taught her that many of our clients want a traditional “family lawyer” to act for the family and to deal with all their legal issues. To fill this need Karen has become a member of STEP (Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners) and is developing previous skills and experience by studying for the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates so that she can also advise on wills, trust and probate matters.
Karen enjoys reading, music and walking her two dogs.