Karen helps people buy and sell their home as well as assisting with all other types of residential conveyancing transaction, including remortgages, equity release, transfers of equity, deeds of trust, and buy to let investments.
Whether you are a first time buyer, seasoned home mover, or you’re looking to invest in buy to let property, Karen is here to lend a helping hand.
She has handled hundreds of conveyancing transactions during her time at Longmores and understands exactly what you need from your conveyancing solicitor – a professional but friendly individual you can trust to act quickly, safeguard your interests, provide regular updates and respond promptly to any queries or concerns you have along the way.
Growing up, Karen was often told that she could argue so well that she should become a lawyer. So, perhaps it was a testament to her childhood skill to disagree that she chose to specialise in an area of law where the less arguing there is the better.
Karen enjoys residential property law because it is logical and technical, but still has a noticeable positive impact on her clients’ lives. Buying or selling a home or any other conveyancing transaction is exciting but can also be stressful. Karen loves being part of that experience and helping people through it as smoothly and painlessly as possible.
Karen studied Law with Criminology at Keele University, graduating in 2003. She then studied her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law in Chester, graduating in 2004. She undertook her solicitor training contract at a high street firm and qualified into the residential property team. Karen then spent several years specialising in residential property law at high street firms in London and Surrey before joining our team at Longmores in 2017.
Karen’s work includes:
- Sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold property
- Buy-to-let investment properties
- Equity release
- Transfers of equity
Her clients include first time buyers, home movers, high net worth individuals, companies and executors.
While her clients are often local to Hertfordshire, others come from further afield specifically to use Longmores’ conveyancing team – often, people who have moved away from Hertfordshire but only trust Longmores to help them with their conveyancing.
Karen’s experience includes:
- Sale of flats in a newly converted building
- Sale freehold property subject to long leases
- Purchase of holiday let property on the south coast
- Sale and purchase of listed buildings
- Completion of the purchase of a portfolio of properties won at auction
- Creation of a charge secured over property as part of a family loan arrangement
In addition to Karen’s work as a solicitor, she is also a Notary Public.
Karen is a member of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) – the recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing. By instructing a CQS member, you can expect the highest quality of legal advice and customer experience for a reasonable price. CQS accredited firms are also recognised by a greater range of mortgage lenders and we are approved to work with all major high street banks and building societies.
“Many thanks for all your help with this Karen. I appreciate your efficiency and will most definitely utilise your services again.” Client
Karen enjoys running and has done many fun runs to raise money for charity.
With two young children, Karen’s life outside of work is just as busy as her day job. However, when not shuttling the kids between various groups and classes, she enjoys playing netball and generally keeping fit. Any other spare time is saved for well-earned relaxation.