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Shoosmiths

SALTIRE COURT, 20 CASTLE TERRACE, EDINBURGH, EH1 2EN, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 868 000
Fax:
Fax 03700 868 008
DX:
553051 EDINBURGH 18
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Karen Harvie

Tel:
Work 03700 868105
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Partner and head of employment in Edinburgh handling all aspects of employment law, from complex commercial restructuring to HR support. Karen has particular experience in the social housing sector, and is an experienced tribunal advocate representing mainly corporate clients.

Career

Trained A & WM Urquhart, qualified 1988; Bennett and Robertson 1989-1991; Ketchen & Stevens 1991-1998; associate Russel and Aitken 1998-2004; partner TC Young 2004-2012; joined Shoosmiths as a partner in 2012.

Languages

German and French.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Lanark Grammar School; Edinburgh University (1986 LLB; 1987 Dip in Legal Practice).

Leisure

Gym, allotment, music, dining out and cooking.


Scotland: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

A core area of strength at Shoosmiths is its advice to RSLs on real estate development projects (including the associated site acquisitions and sales) in Edinburgh, Fife and Glasgow. Janette Speed and senior associate Gillian Wood are acting for Port of Leith Housing Association in its acquisition of development sites at Granton Harbour and Brunswick Road (both in Edinburgh). Kingdom Housing Association, Dunedin Canmore and Wheatley Group are other notable clients on development matters. Elsewhere, the firm also advises RSLs on other matters; Karen Harvie has expertise in employment and governance issues. Solicitor advocate Andrew Foyle undertakes recoveries work and is also knowledgeable about insolvency-related issues. Commercial litigator Stuart Clubb and corporate partner Stuart Murray are also recommended. Laura Bloxham departed for Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP in 2017.

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