Karen started her career in Family Law in 1990, qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive before completing the LPC at the College of Law, Guildford.
Karen was admitted as a Solicitor in 1998. She has held a variety of senior roles in Family Law and has gained extensive business experience as a Company Board Director, providing an invaluable insight into business operations.
Karen has over 20 years’ experience and can assist clients through the legal processes in all aspects of family law, including Divorce and the breakdown of Civil Partnerships, Financial matters, Cohabitation disputes and Children Act matters. In particular, she has dealt with complex financial matters involving high net worth and property issues, matters of inherited assets, family businesses and pensions. Her experience over many years means that she can handle the widest possible range of family issues offering expertise, empathy and sensitivity.
Karen prides herself on adopting a conciliatory approach while giving practical guidance and advice to help clients understand their options and responsibilities to try to reach agreement where possible.
To contact Karen, please call 01256 584000 (Basingstoke) 01483 370100 (Guildford) or email Karen.Harvey@kjsmith.co.uk.
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