Karen is a highly experienced family law solicitor who is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and also as a family law mediator. She is trained in Collaborative Practice. Karen holds dual qualification in Scots and English law. She is a member of Consensus, CALM and the Family Law Association of Scotland (FLA).
For many years, Karen was involved as a Committee member of Scotland's FLA. She was formerly elected to the roles of Vice Chair and Chair of the FLA and held each of these positions for a period of two years. In that connection, Karen regularly interacted with the Scottish government and other bodies in relation to issues of importance to family law in Scotland. She was also involved in the organisation of training events for family law practitioners on a regular basis.
Karen has extensive experience over the spectrum of family law case types, including financial provision and divorce cases; cohabitation cases; pre-nuptial and pre-cohabitation agreements; child related cases, including those with an international element and child abduction related matters.
Having specialised exclusively in family law since the outset of her career, she has many years of experience of assisting clients achieve the right outcome for their particular circumstances. Whilst experienced in dealing with cases both in the sheriff courts and Court of Session, in most cases, she is able to help clients find a positive way forward without the need for court proceedings.
Qualifications: LLP Dip LP
Joined the firm: 2017