• Karen Chapman


Who We Are

Karen Chapman

Karen Chapman


Karen has worked in legal practice since 1994 and has a breadth of experience across the whole spectrum of family law.

She specialises in asset protection and the resolution of complex financial matters upon divorce and relationship breakdown and frequently deals with cases involving complex business structures, overseas assets, pensions and trusts.  Karen regularly drafts pre and post nuptial agreements and also deals with all aspects of the law relating to children.  She successfully acts for an equal number of men and women

Clients have commented on Karen’s sharp mind and mature judgement and have praised her easy manner.  A passion for helping people, meticulous preparation and a strategic approach make her an extremely good person to have on your side.

Karen is a skilled negotiator and will always search for the sensible solution.  She is fearlessly committed to her client’s cause and never gives up.

Awards and Accolades

Karen is one of a limited number of family lawyers who have obtained the Resolution Accredited Specialist Status in advanced financial provision (complex money cases), cohabitation and financial provision for children and is a trained Family Mediator.  She is a member of the British Association of Adoption and Fostering and obtained the Joseph Jackson Memorial Prize for matrimonial practice.

Re: M (Abduction Consent, Acquiesence) [1998] 1FLR 171 successfully representing a defendant mother in Child Abduction proceedings under the Hague Convention.

C-R (Fact finding) [2013] EW Misc 30 (CC) 8 day fact finding trial in private law proceedings successfully establishing more than 36 separate findings of fact in private law children proceedings.

On a Personal Note

Karen lives in North London with her partner and two children.  When she is not supporting her children with their (many) hobbies and activities, she enjoys travelling far and wide, good food and good wine and a love hate relationship with the gym.

"A huge and heartfelt thank you for seeing me through my divorce and beyond. I always felt you had my back and at the same time you were careful and meticulous. You kept things as consensual and friendly between my ex and I which is no mean feat. I could not have come out of this incredibly sad difficult period without your personal and professional support. It has been a challenging and difficult process but you were always there, professional, realistic and supportive."
H.C. of London
"I am eternally grateful to Karen for her help and support throughout my divorce, she was always there at the end of the phone to provide support, guidance and a voice of reason during an extremely difficult time. My case was handled with sensitivity and professionalism. Thank you."
V.P. of Enfield