Karen has developed experience in negotiating and drafting separation agreements and pursuing divorce claims through the Sheriff Court or Court of Session and advises on wider aspects of family law to include cohabitation claims, and complex nuptial contracts. She frequently acts in cases involving other jurisdictions and has recently advised on cases involving Sharia Law. Her specialism lies in work relating to adoptions and permanence orders, having had significant experience in acting for both local authorities and prospective adopters.
Other areas of expertise include child residence and contact disputes, child relocation and petitions under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. Karen has also provided advice relating to kinship care, surrogacy, education and guardianship matters.
Karen is a member of the Family Law Association, Scotland, and is a Notary Public.
In addition, Karen's work contributed to the firm being shortlisted for Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.