Karen is an experienced employee benefits lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in advising companies of all sizes in relation to their employee benefit and remuneration issues. She trained and worked for leading law firms Baker McKenzie LLP and Linklaters LLP and spent three years as a remuneration consultant at Ernst & Young LLP. Prior to co-founding Cooper Cavendish, Karen headed up Osborne Clarke LLP's employee benefit practice for 15 years.
Karen is a thought-leader and regularly speaks and presents at industry conferences and events. She is a member of the Small Quoted Companies Alliance Share Scheme Committee and the Share Plan Lawyers Organisation.
Karen is also the author of a wide range of legal publications including the chapter on executive remuneration in Sweet & Maxwell’s ‘Corporate Governance’, the chapter on employee share schemes in Jordan’s Company Administration and she contributes regularly to Tax Journal. She is ranked as a leading individual on employees share schemes in Chambers and Partners and was recognised in the 2015 International Tax Review Women in Tax Leaders (a comprehensive guide to the world’s leading female tax advisers).