Karen Clarke.

Associate Legal Executive (FCILEX).

Assistant: Alyson Douglas
Recommendations

Recommendations

Karen is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500.

Profile / Experience

Profile / Experience

Karen has over 28 years’ experience in personal injury litigation at Lanyon Bowdler acting mainly for the claimant, although she has been instructed by defendant companies for bespoke work.

In 2021 she completed her Legal Executive (FCILEx) examinations alongside working and received recognition whilst doing so by being promoted to associate. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers where she is recognised as a Litigator.

In 2023, following the new Fast-Track Team being established, and in recognition of her skills and vast experience, her caseload changed to become almost exclusively high value multi-track work. She therefore now concentrates on working on complex, heavyweight cases, including brain and serious orthopaedic injuries and fatal claims. Karen is particularly skilled in maximising quantum on cases which have impacted upon clients more seriously than first envisioned.

Karen has worked closely with case managers and worked on a case which was extremely complex, managing a young man with severe traumatic head brain injury and health and wellbeing concerns alongside the needs of significant family members where there was a strained family dynamic which required careful, coordinated management from both the case management and litigation perspectives in order to proceed in the clients’ best interests.

Karen’s caseload currently includes complex cross-border and international law claims, developing her palate and skills for navigating differing legal, medical, and financial systems. She is minded toward communication and fair but generous settlement, with a forthcoming Joint Settlement Meeting with an estimated value upwards of £7.5 million for a brain injury motorcyclist.

Karen also continues to work alongside Debbie Humphries on her high value serious injury cases, including brain injury.

Karen is secretary to the firm’s Charity Committee, with a focus on fundraising for local, staff-selected charities. She also recently ran a Dark Run to raise money for Hope House.

Karen is extremely popular with clients due to her detailed, compassionate and down-to-earth approach. Recent client feedback stated, “I would like to express my sincere thanks to Karen Clarke who took on this case. She has worked with dedication and efficiency throughout the last two years, giving advice and recommendations to enable this claim to be finalised very satisfactorily. Communication has been clear and precise throughout.”

She has been described by Counsel as a “fearsome litigator who charms her clients”.

She is well respected by the case managers who she works closely with which has led to client referrals. She has been recommended by defendant insurers to their family members when they have required assistance with a personal injury claim.

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Testimonials

What our clients say.

Contacted Lanyon Bowdler six months after an injury at work. They offered me several of their services, including no win no fee which I ended up choosing. The solicitor was extremely helpful, was always keeping me updated when there was news and answered promptly when asked for any updates or when I asked any questions. I was very happy with the final settlement and the advice I received proved to be the best for my case. I felt like the extra bit of care was extended to give me a good idea of the options I had to choose from which really helped to inform any decision.

Matthew
via ReviewSolicitors

Karen came to the first meeting and although only scheduled for an hour, stayed for much longer really invested and understanding the importance of my journey to be shared. This was indicative of the willingness to help, get the right outcome and professional support throughout. I have now finally concluded settlement after three years and have closure. Without Karen,  I really don’t know what I’d have done. An exceptional professional with a personal and warm approach to their customers. Thank you.

Sarah
via ReviewSolicitors

Karen has worked with dedication and efficiency throughout the last two years, giving advice and recommendations to enable this claim to be finalised very satisfactorily. Communication has been clear and precise throughout. Hopefully, I would not need to call on these services again but, if necessary, would not hesitate to use Lanyon Bowdler solicitors again.

Joyce
via ReviewSolicitors
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Finding the Right Rehabilitation for you – Anthony Jackson from Healthsec Rehab

This facility caters for people with all types of disability with a team offering well-being and bespoke therapies....
Published • 10 Jun 2024
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How our Personal Injury Lawyers look after you – Debbie Humphries and Karen Clarke

We talk about the process when you contact Lanyon Bowdler for the first time with a potential injury claim, explaining h...
Published • 03 Jun 2024
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Mental Health in the Workplace – Debbie Humphries and Karen Clarke

Discussing mental health in the workplace and how Lanyon Bowdler excels in the support it offers to staff....
Published • 27 Mar 2023
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Our people

Meet the team.

Dawn Humphries
Dawn Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Debbie Humphries
Debbie Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Phillip Roberts
Phillip Roberts
Partner
Personal Injury
Isabella Drummond
Isabella Drummond
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury | Medical Negligence
Lauren McCarthy
Lauren McCarthy
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Helen Gale
Helen Gale
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Kelly Gibbons
Kelly Gibbons
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Claudia Booth
Claudia Booth
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Amy Burgoyne
Amy Burgoyne
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith
Senior Litigation Assistant
Personal Injury
Alexander Spanner
Alexander Spanner
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sophie Speirs
Sophie Speirs
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Morgan Thompson
Morgan Thompson
Legal Assistant
Personal Injury
Cameron Petch
Cameron Petch
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury
Jo Kneller
Jo Kneller
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin
Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Mandy Mason
Mandy Mason
Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Jane Miles
Jane Miles
Associate Solicitor
Personal Injury
Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris
Trainee Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Miriam Homer
Miriam Homer
Solicitor
Personal Injury
David Hughes
David Hughes
Costs Manager
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
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