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Karen Bishop

Family Solicitor

Karen Bishop knew she wanted to study law from a very young age having always struggled with injustice and having a desire to help people when they were going through one of the most difficulty times of their life’s.

She completed her law degree at Hertfordshire University, graduating with LLB Honours. Karen then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at The University of Law in Guildford . Karen qualified as a solicitor on 3 November 2003.

Before joining F Barnes Karen worked as a family law solicitor at Hill & Abbott solicitors for ten years, before leaving to start a family. After having two children and a marriage breakdown she returned back to her chosen and beloved career.

Karen is very passionate about her cases and making sure her clients voices are heard. She is hugely empathic with the difficulties and sensitivity involved with these proceedings having experienced matters from a personal and professional point of view. She will always go out of her way to be accessible to clients and prides herself in being able to explain the legal processes in an understandable way.

Karen is based at our Gidea Park office.


Karen specialises in :


• Family
• Divorce
• Finances
• Non Molestation and Occupation Orders
• Children Law