Karen provides advice on high-value, contentious issues facing both individuals and organisations, often with a cross-border element. She helps clients navigate a broad range of commercial litigation including joint venture disputes, professional negligence claims, contractual claims and shareholder and partnership disputes.

Karen has also worked on a number of multimillion pound cross-border fraud claims and has managed cases involving freezing, search, disclosure and delivery up injunctions. She has also acted for financial institutions, corporates and individuals in relation to criminal investigations involving the SFO and the FCA.


Karen’s recent work highlights include:

  • Advising a Guernsey based private equity advisory company in relation to a dispute with an independent fund manager regarding claims under various profit share agreements
  • Defending two defendants in a US$287m alleged oil trading fraud
  • Acting for one of the defendants in a US$300m fraud claim, one of several pending before the High Court allegedly perpetrated on JSC BTA Bank of Kazakhstan and, in particular, defending a client in relation to committal proceedings brought against him


Karen completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School after graduating with a degree in Law and Business from the University of Birmingham. She trained at Herbert Smith LLP and qualified there in September 2007, before joining Stewarts in 2010.

Karen has written her career story and experience of her job-share with Francesca Berry for our careers section, you can view her story here.

Accreditations and Memberships

Member of London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)


Karen enjoys spending time with her young family and in particular loves to travel and explore new places with them. She also has a keen interest in photography.