Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and has specialised in family breakdown arrangements throughout her career. She works closely with her clients dealing with divorce, separation, child disputes, contact arrangements, cohabitation breakdown and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
"Thank you for the work you have done for me, Karen. I have very much appreciated your straightforward and transparent way of working.”
Ms H of Cambridge
Karen’s experience is focused on high net worth individuals with significant company, property trust or pension assets. She also deals with all aspects of children matters including applications to remove from the jurisdiction. As a collaborative lawyer, Karen brings specialist resolution skills to her practice but is equally competent in a courtroom scenario.
Karen joined Barr Ellison in 2016 having headed up the Family Law Department for 15 years in her previous firm. Karen is a Resolution-accredited specialist in the areas of complex financial remedies and children.
"Thank you for all your help, Karen. I have been very conscious of you diligently pushing me forward in a world of corporate and childcare chaos my end (and I am deeply grateful). Thank you also for words of reason when my patience ran thin with my husband and his own solicitor."
Ms Denton, Braintree
"Karen, I must record my gratitude to you and the other members of Barr Ellison staff who provided me with such efficient and sensitive help through this distressing and sleep-debilitating divorce."
Mr R of St Ives
"Thank you so much Karen for your professionalism, understanding and support. Your efficiency is wonderfully refreshing.”
Ms Banks of Witchford
"Exceptional, helpful, considerate and still professional.”
Mrs S of Hemel Hempstead
"Thank you for all your work Karen. I would have no hesitation in recommending your practice to other potential clients."
Mr Barker of Alton
Karen Anker at Barr Ellison was superb - knowledgeable, supportive and able to provide strong leadership when needed. I highly recommend her.
"You are marvellous, Karen. Thank you for all your brilliant hands-on guidance and laser-sharp advice. "
“Many, many thanks for achieving this, Karen. I never thought the divorce would be settled without going back to court. Thank you for your wise advice and support. I would recommend you without hesitation.”
Jenny Chapman, Cambridge
"Thank you for sending through my copy of the final Pre-Nuptial Agreement and your invoice. I feel it is money well spent! Many thanks for your kindness and your efficiency Karen! You have helped me a great deal."
Mrs L of Cambridge
“I found it a very good experience working with you, Karen, and I appreciated your manner in handling the issues that, frankly, I didn’t really want to deal with. You made it all very easy.”
Mr Guyer of Cambridge
"Many thanks, Karen, I really appreciate your help and support and I'm very pleased with the outcome."
Mr Jones of Kentford
“Thank you, Karen, for all your help and advice in dealing with my divorce finances.”
Mrs Waites of Huntingdon
"Thank you Karen for your professionalism, your patience, your efficiency and your expertise over the last eight or so months. The thing I appreciated from our first meeting and why I was confident when instructing you was that you'd tell me straight what the situation was and what was realistic within the law and our situation rather than telling me what I might want to hear or sugar-coat it, and that continued right the way through the trickier times of negotiation. I probably cost myself a few hundred pounds more asking all my questions and trying to think through all the possibilities(!), but it was worth it to get something I'm comfortable with and you explained things and guided me through the whole process brilliantly."
Mr Gibbons of Ely
"I want to thank you so much, Karen, for your incredible efficiency, speed and professionalism. As always with Barr Ellison, I am overwhelmingly impressed."
Mrs Dorn of Over
"I am glad I choose you to represent me. You have been great and very professional."
Ms Ball of Sandy