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Dual qualified in Scots and English law. Accredited Specialist in Professional Negligence.

Karen is a Legal Director in our Dispute Resolution and Claims team.

Based in Dundee, St Andrews and beyond Karen advises on a wide range of matters including commercial litigation, property litigation, professional negligence, contract disputes and debt recovery. She works with a variety of clients including individuals, companies, partnership, LLP’s and sole traders. Karen has vast experience in representing clients in the Sheriff Courts, Court of Session and UK Supreme Court.

Karen is well known by her clients for providing practical, technically focussed advice and for being a commercial thinker. She qualified as a solicitor in Scotland 1999 and in England and Wales in 2010. Karen is particularly interested in Professional Negligence and is one of a few accredited specialists by the Law Society of Scotland. Karen has acted for both pursuer and defender’s in a wide variety of professional negligence claims.  Karen is also the Scottish representative of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, having held that role since 2014 and is strategic in arranging and hosting the annual conferences in Edinburgh.  Karen is also one of 7 members of the Law Society of Scotland Professional Negligence Pursuer Panel and is the only female to currently hold that role.  She is also a Notary Public.

Karen is a Tutor in Civil Procedure for the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Dundee. She is also a Committee Member of Loch Lomond Water-ski Club and is Director (Legal) of Water-Ski and Wakeboard Scotland which is supported by Sport Scotland.  She also acts as their Anti-Doping Officer. Outside of the office Karen enjoys slalom (water) skiing, alpine skiing, horse riding and hill walking/climbing.

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