Karen is a Solicitor, Family Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer. Her career began in 1996 in the West Yorkshire area. She qualified as a Solicitor in 1998. She has practiced in South Yorkshire since 1999 specialising exclusively in Family, Children and Divorce Work, thus gaining significant experience in her field. She became a Partner with MKB Solicitors LLP in 2003.
Karen specialises in Divorce and Financial Settlements (formerly termed Ancillary Relief), Civil Partnership Dissolution, Domestic Abuse, Injunctions and all Children disputes/issues.
Karen is highly skilled and trained in her practice and representation. She has experience in appearing before the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the County Court and the Magistrates Court. She has handled a number of International child abduction cases.
She has Resolution Specialist Accreditation in Advance Financial Provision, Children Law Private and Domestic Abuse. She became a Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer in 2006 and an all issues Resolution Family Mediator in 2011.
Karen regularly receives clients who have been referred to her from Pathways, Barnsley's Domestic Abuse and Counselling Advice and Support Service
As part of her Resolution Collaborative Family Practice Karen has many quality lawyer, life coach, therapist and financial consultant connections. Her sister is a rape/domestic abuse/eating disorder therapist. She is willing to travel to Collaborate throughout South and West Yorkshire, regularly meeting in Sheffield, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Rotherham and Doncaster areas. She also hosts Collaborative meetings in our on site meeting rooms. The practice is aided by having ample on site free parking.
Karen is part of Dovetail Divorce Solutions, a specialist fixed fee approach to Collaborative practice. Visit www.dovetaildivorce.com for more information.
Karen brings solid and sound advice, support and empathy to her clients, whilst encouraging a pragmatic and cost effective approach. She is committed to facilitating creative solutions and promoting respect between disputing parties throughout the dispute resolution process chosen. Her aim is always to bring about the best possible outcome in the best possible way taking care to minimise any negative impact upon children and, indeed, the parties involved, where necessary referring individuals to supporting services.
Please see our webpage for further details on Mediation - [Link to Family Mediation]
What Karen's clients say about her:
Mrs. T "Thank you so much for all your hard work and support. Could not have got a better Solicitor to help. Also a big thank you to your secretary. She was such a lovely lady. Thanks and love to you all."
Mrs. R "Karen, I would like to thank you for all the hard work you have done for me, during this time. I don't know what to say really. I still wish all this had never happened but it has, and you have been very kind to me. I wish you all the best for the future and a huge thank you again."
Mrs. S "Dear Karen. I realise all your efforts on my behalf are now drawing to a close. I want to thank you for all your kindness and support, without which, my divorce would have been a greater ordeal. I wish you every happiness for the future. Fond Regards"
Mr. D "I just wanted to say "Thank You" so much for your help with contact for T. I've not made your job any easier I admit. I never expected to get the result you did considering my situation. I am extremely grateful for all you have done for me and my kids. Please pass thanks to Christine too, who has, in your absence, been very reassuring and supportive"
Mrs. A "I just wanted to let you know on a personal level how grateful I have been for all your support and professional knowledge over the past 3 years. It has definatley been a learning curve and having you as my solicitor throughout the most frightening part of my life to date, has meant the world. As well as thanking you for your professional expertise, my heartfelt thanks for the much needed empathy you have showed when you didn't need to. You have no idea how much it has meant to me and how it's helped me get through. I wish you well. Please also give my grateful thanks to Christine".
Mr. S " A big Thank you for last Tuesdays Court day and for all you are doing for me. You were great. I thank you once again, with best wishes"
Mrs. L " Many thanks Karen for your time and patience in handling my divorce.
Mrs. C " Dear Karen. Thanks for all your help, advice and support...at last I am free!"
Mrs. B "I just wanted to say thank you for your support, advice and professionalism. Whatever the outcome on Friday, you have been a vital person in my growing independence"