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Karen Watson


Personal Profile

Karen is an Associate in the Family team.

She advises on all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on high value financial claims on divorce, arrangements for children, pre and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation disputes.

Karen's cases often involve multiple jurisdictions, complex asset structures, offshore trusts and valuable business interests.  She has particular experience of international children cases, including applications to relocate children abroad and complex abduction cases involving the 1980 Hague Convention.

Karen has advised a wide range of clients including entrepreneurs, City professionals, sports people and high profile individuals in the public eye.  Karen is also part of the Firm's Education Group and has a particular interest in education issues.

Key Experience

  • JC v PC [2021] EWHC 2305
  • K (A Child) (Stay of Return Order: Asylum Application) (Contact To A Parent In Self-Isolation) [2020] EWHC 2394 (Fam)
  • NT v LT (Return to Russia) [2020] EWHC 1903 (Fam)

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
University of Cambridge, BA Hons, Law
BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course

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