Karen Lord

Karen Lord

Deputy Head of Corporate & Commercial
01737 854 597

My role & experience

I am a partner in the Corporate & Commercial Team.  I am a business lawyer with nearly 20 years’ experience in working closely with business owners.
Before I qualified as a solicitor I spent 5 years working for patent agents in Germany.

My area of expertise

My work covers everything to do with owning a business.  This includes: sorting out arrangements between co-shareholders or business partners; reorganising the ownership structure of a company or a group of companies; helping people to grow their business through investment or by buying bolt-on businesses; and working with business owners to achieve their goal of successfully selling their business – and then maybe starting another one.

My specific experience

Much of my work involves buying and selling businesses.  I act for both buyers and sellers and work on about 20 deals a year with deal values ranging up to about £15m.   Over the years I have been involved in a number of management buy-outs, including most recently the private equity-backed buy-out Hydralectric Group Limited.

I also work closely with start-up businesses, helping them with their ownership structures and early stage fund-raising.

I have been involved – as the lead legal adviser for the sellers – in two deals which have won Insider Deal of the Year; in 2006 and again in 2017. I have also been recognised as a ‘leader” in my field’ by both of the leading UK legal directories Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 (see Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2017).

My involvement with the community and associations

I have recently been appointed a trustee of local charity, Stripey Stork.

Something you may not know

I love to travel and am always looking forward to my next trip – be it Cuba or Oban!
I speak fluent French and German and enough Spanish to order a meal and a drink!


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