Karen Dobson > Sherrards Solicitors LLP > St Albans, England > Lawyer Profile

Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation and insolvency


Partner in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution department and head of corporate recovery and insolvency. Karen handles a full range of commercial disputes with particular expertise in insolvency and insolvency-related litigation, banking litigation and asset finance litigation. She also has expertise in professional negligence claims. Her commercial and practical hands-on approach ensures that she has high levels of repeat business. Key clients include Aurora Leasing Limited, Habibsons Bank Plc, FRP Advisory LLP, Begbies Traynor, BDO, Quantuma LLP and Kingston Smith and Partners LLP.

Chambers & Partners report: “She is not just commercially savvy but really sharp in her legal analysis and has very good instincts for cases. She is actually invested and cares about her cases”. She is particularly recognised for her expertise in insolvency disputes.


Qualified in 2004 having started her career in 1984 as a legal executive with Taylor Walton.

Joined Sherrards from Jacques and Lewis (now Eversheds) in 1991.


Member of R3 Association of Business Recovery and Turnaround.


St Albans Girls Grammar School

London Guildhall University (2002 Common Professional Examinations Diploma)

The University of Hertfordshire (2004 Diploma in Legal Practice, Distinction (Law Society prize for outstanding student).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

The dispute resolution team at Sherrards Solicitors LLP specialises in the banking, fraud, recruitment and franchising sectors with much cross-border work in Ukraine, China and French-speaking countries. The team regularly acts for clients in asset finance, banking, insolvency and debt recovery-related litigation while also handling contentious probate and restrictive covenant issues. Paul Marmor heads the department and specialises in cross-border litigation and fraud. Marta Grieve focuses on Ukrainian and CIS-related matters while Karen Dobson handles finance-related litigation. Barney Laurence is well-versed in commercial disputes.