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Karen Watson

Knowledge Development Lawyer

Karen supports the knowledge and training needs of lawyers within the Family Team.



Karen works as a Knowledge Development Lawyer supporting the Family Team with technical 'know-how', legal research, training and practice development.

Prior to becoming a Knowledge Development Lawyer, Karen advised clients on family law issues, with a particular emphasis on high value financial claims on divorce, arrangements for children, nuptial agreements and cohabitation disputes. Karen's cases often involved 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 is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • 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)
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