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Karen is a partner in the employment team. Her expertise ranges from advice on defending equal pay claims (including multiple claims lodged against local authorities) through to high value discrimination claims, disputes with senior employees and whistleblowing claims. She also advises on TUPE transfers (particularly relating to contracts from the public to private sector) pay and grading issues and large scale redundancies.
Karen has a particular focus on work with clients from the public sector and charities and educational institutions. Karen also advises schools and colleges on education law, and a wide range of clients on business immigration matters.
Karen is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Karen offers particular expertise in discrimination and equal pay litigation. A source says she "sees the bigger picture, which makes her very good at looking after her clients' interests." Chambers 2019
Karen is recommended by Legal 500 2015.