Karen graduated from Bond University in 2013. She is a practicing lawyer, accredited mediator and admitted to the High Court of Australia. She elected to study family law as part of her degree and has practiced predominantly in this area post admission, representing clients on a wide range of family law matters.
Karen is experienced in dealing with the most difficult children’s matters, together with complex property disputes, including those which involve urgent protection of assets, bankruptcy and trust issues. She appears regularly in the Children’s Court of Queensland, the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Of Australia. Her clients are predominantly Queensland based but she also represents family law clients from other States when called upon to do so.
Karen regularly appears in the State Magistrates Courts representing both applicants and respondents alike in domestic violence cases. Her experience extends to representing clients in the local and higher Courts where respondents have been charged with criminal offences arising from family law matters; particularly domestic violence orders.
Prior to qualifying as a lawyer in Australia, Karen had a successful career in business and commerce, for which she won numerous national awards in the United Kingdom and was reconginsed by entities such as the House of Commons in London for her achievements. Her commercial background, together with her practical approach and legal knowledge are most uselful in the most complex property law disputes, when called upon.
Whether the issues involved are simple or complex in nature, Karen is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for her clients.