Karen Lord > Healys > Brighton, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Services


Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial Services.


With 20 years of experience working closely with business owners, Karen is a commercially minded lawyer with significant expertise in providing the full range of corporate transactional work for UK and international clients.

Karen offers advice and assistance in all corporate matters, including; cross-border transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, demergers and private equity investment. She can advise owner-managers, MBO teams and corporate acquirers, and has extensive experience assisting with intellectual property protection, in particular trademark portfolio management.

Karen acts for both buyers and sellers on deal values ranging up to £15 million, and has been involved in a number of management buy-outs. An area of her work that she finds particularly rewarding is providing assistance and guidance to start-up businesses with early-stage funding, and to those planning to grow their company or to buy a bolt-on business.

Karen has been involved as the lead legal adviser in two deals which have won Insider Deal of the Year, and has been recognised as a “leader in her field” by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.




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Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

The corporate and commercial team at Healys is based in Brighton; clients are drawn from the IT, childcare, technology and media and entertainment sectors. The team is headed by Karen Lord, who offers the full range of corporate and transactional services. Consultant solicitor Samantha Oakley joined the team in January 2021 and has expertise in commercial work for technology, media and creative companies.