Karen Shuman

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Year Of Call: 1991

Karen specialises in professional negligence claims involving real property, conveyancing, mortgages, contentious probate, equity, trusts of land.  She acts in solicitor and valuer claims and is usually instructed by banks or insurers.  She is also instructed in professional negligence claims arising out of financial remedy proceedings. Karen has a particular interest in lender claims with restitutionary issues; contentious probate claims; and conveyancing transactions with financial remedy and/or trust of land issues. Karen is also instructed on pre and post claim disclosure and inspection issues.

Karen was appointed a Bencher by Lincoln's Inn in 2015

Karen is recommended in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2017 and The Legal 500 2016 for both professional negligence and real estate litigation, with clients making the following comments about her expertise and style:-

“Karen has a breathtaking command of the practice area, combined with top-drawer client service and an ability to get to the heart of the matter with peerless acumen.”

“Approachable, reliable and very quick on her feet – an excellent advocate.”

“She shows excellent grasp of the issues, both technical and practical.”

Karen is authorised to accept instructions under the Public Access Scheme.


Latest Cases Read more

Re An application to Commit (H v D & ors) [2015] EWHC 2090 (Fam) and [2015] EWHC 2228 (costs)

Application to commit struck out

Re An application to Commit (H v D &...

King v Executors of Estate of James King

[2014] EWHC 2827 (Ch)

Claimant sought revocation of grant of probate on the grounds of want of...

Latest Publications Read more

  • 'Claims Against Solicitors' Points to Consider (1 Chancery Lane)
  • 'Mortgagees and problems with residential tenants' (1 Chancery Lane)

Practice Areas


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Lincoln’s Inn Advocacy Tutor
  • Property Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association