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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

33 BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0844 3351 551
Fax:
Fax 0191 261 0043
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www.derestreet.co.uk
Newcastle upon Tyne, York
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC), Karen Lennon, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND

Karen Lennon

Tel:
Work 0844 335 1551
Email:
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)

Position

Karen Lennon is an experienced and robust practitioner specialising in family, civil, and employment. Her family practice is extensive, covering all aspects of family law. She has handled ancillary relief claims involving complex business accounts and substantial assets, as well as a wide range of cases under Trusts of Land, TOLATA, and Schedule 1 Applications under the Children’s Act 1989. Her experience in children’s cases is similarly broad, in both the private law and public law arena. She has successfully acted in complex multiple-non-accidental injury cases, learning difficulty/mental health cases, chronic neglect cases, parental alienation cases, and removal from the jurisdiction cases. Throughout her career Miss Lennon has acted for local authorities, parents and other family members, children (through their guardian and on their own), and for the Official Solicitor. Her civil practice compliments her family practice well. Her experience encompasses trusts of land cases, boundary disputes and personal injury cases. She also continues to run an effective practice in employment law, acting for defendants and claimants alike in unfair dismissal, redundancy, and disability claims. Miss Lennon’s practice covers the whole of the North East circuit. She is well known on circuit for her ability to deal with and empathise with difficult clients, often ensuring the best outcome by calming down the client and persuading them to take sensible positions rather than antagonistic ones. Her tenacity and professional yet robust approach to cases is similarly renowned, having recently been referred to by an instructing solicitor as ‘a down-to-earth yet feisty Northern Irish woman who fights her client’s corner’.

Career

Called 2003; Inner Temple.

Member

Member of the Northern Irish Bar (2003); Family Bar Association; North East Circuit.

Education

Northumbria University.

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