Karen obtained her Bachelors of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados in 2000, and graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad & Tobago in 2002. She has obtained a post-graduate diploma in Law of the Sea from the Rhodes Academy, Greece, in 2004.
She interned as judicial clerk to then Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Court Sir Denis Byron.
Before opening her own firm, she gained extensive experience with the firms of Grant, Joseph & Co., Law Office of G.E. D Clyne, and as Senior Crown Counsel at the Attorney’s-General Chambers in Grenada.
Her experience extends to: mortgages, conveyancing, leases, succession, intellectual property, company and related corporate matters, bank litigation, insurance litigation, construction litigation, debt collection, family law, employment law and labour law, tax law, public service law, adjudication, mediation, arbitration, public-private partnership arrangements, investment agreements, citizenship matters, and other general practice.
She is a qualified arbitrator and a notary public.
Karen has served in many capacities, chairing tribunals such as the Tax Commissioners and the National Insurance Scheme Appeals, and at the community level, in various sport and youth organisations. She has regularly contributed to the World Bank’s Doing Business Reports.