Karen Newman

Karen Newman is a consultant solicitor having qualified in 2002. She studied law at university and then went on to the London College of Law to obtain her professional qualifications. She completed her training at a leading firm in the South East in 2002 and has continued to specialise in family law at various firms in and around Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire throughout her career.

Karen practises exclusively in family law and is an experienced family solicitor dealing with divorce, separation, reconciliation, resolution of financial claims including maintenance, property, pensions and company matters, private Children Act matters, protection from domestic abuse, cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements.

She has particular interest in divorce and the resolution of financial matters, and has wide experience with cases ranging from modest assets to those of more complexity and higher value.

Karen is formerly an Accredited Resolution specialist in private children and domestic abuse matters.

Karen is a member of Resolution and was previously the secretary for Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Resolution.

Karen is a trained collaborative lawyer and collaborates in all areas of family disputes including children and financial disputes. Karen currently is the co-pod liaison officer for the South Bucks East Berks collaborative pod and is a member of Resolutions Dispute Resolution group.

Karen has also written fact sheets, advertorials, newsletters and articles for various magazines and Resolution and has been a guest speaker on local radio.

Karen has provided training for Women’s Aid and various networking groups for example the Chamber of Commerce.

Karen is also a registered Mediator with the Family Mediation Council.

Read what clients and other professionals say:

“Karen was a pleasure to deal with offering friendly and professional advice”

“Karen is fantastically organised very committed to make sure arrangements which need making are made efficiently and has been a real source of support”

“Karen has a rare mix of legal expertise and empathy. She is very supportive of her clients whilst working to get them the best possible outcome”

“Karen is totally dedicated to her work with clients and always focuses on their needs. She is warm and friendly, an excellent listener, and develops real rapport with people quickly and easily. She is punctilious, and precise, and has strong professional and personal ethics”

“Karen was referred to me by a mutual friend and her advice over my partner’s divorce has been life saving! She has kindly provided us with advice that we simply would not have been aware of as we headed into the process. She has been patient, understanding and simplified the complexity for us. Karen has also made a referral of her own to us which also turned out to be a very useful contact so all round, we’ve been extremely pleased we worked with Karen” J M 2022


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