Karen studied at Cardiff University and began practising law in 2001. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2003, she has worked exclusively in litigation with an emphasis on property litigation. She joined Lyons Davidson in 2007 and is now a Partner/Senior Manager and Group Leader of the Property Disputes team. The team specialises in all aspects of property litigation, including claims for damage caused to property, boundary disputes, disputed easement and covenant claims, as well as commercial property disputes. The team comprises more than 20 lawyers, and has extensive experience and expertise in complex legal issues. As the team exclusively practises in this area, it is well placed to advise on the best way to settle matters, the tactics to employ to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome and, if court proceedings prove necessary, the likely approach of a court to the dispute in hand.
Suitable alternative employment: The Implications on Redundancy Rights During any redundancy process, it is a necessary part of undertaking a fair procedure that the employer gives consideration to alternative employment. Accordingly, if placed at risk of redundancy, a part of this process may well involve the employer making you an offer of alternative employment. This … Continued
Holiday Pay: Can an Employee Carry over holiday pay where they were deprived of the opportunity to take paid annual leave as their employer considered them a contractor? This was the issue considered by the Court of Appeal in the recently decided Smith v Pimlico Plumbers  EWCA Civ 70. In this case … Continued
Collective Consultation – What did P&O do wrong? A redundancy situation is difficult for all concerned. Such difficulties are exacerbated where an employer fails (intentionally or otherwise) to follow the required statutory collective consultation procedures. In a widely reported recent instance, on the 17th March 2022 P&O Ferries took the decision to make 786 crew … Continued