Karen has over 17 years’ experience as a family law solicitor dealing with all issues that arise from the breakdown of family relationships. She is an accredited specialist with Resolution in the key areas of Children disputes, Financial remedies and Domestic Abuse.
She is naturally friendly, warm and empathic. She encourages strength, respect and a practical approach to finding suitable solutions wherever possible. She has a common sense and caring approach.
Karen trained Collaboratively in 2006 and works closely with colleagues in the whole of South and West Yorkshire. She became an all issues Family Mediator in 2011.
She was born in Sheffield and has family in the local area and USA. She studied in Leeds and settled and worked in Barnsley over 15 years ago. She met her husband Simon in her late 30’s and so for many years she was known at work as Karen Gray.
She loves to spend time outdoors walking and running with her impish but beautiful saluki/deerhound/greyhound lurcher (the dog is much faster and more graceful!). She loves travel and has trampled the streets of Sydney, trekked with Elephants in Thailand, visited the Moulin Rouge in Paris and taken a fantastic road trip with friends â€“ from Las Vegas to San Francisco (following a brown bear from Camp Curry toilets to the sleeping hut!!!). In recent years she has discovered the magical coastline along the Ring of Kerry to the south west of Ireland and the amazing beaches and coves in mid -west wales. She enjoys cosy pubs with fires and log burners, real ales, red wine and sunny fresh air days.