Mrs Karen Brown > Higgs & Johnson > Freeport, Bahamas > Lawyer Profile

Higgs & Johnson
PO BOX F-42519

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Karen’s areas of practice include Admiralty Law, Family Law, and Commercial and Civil Litigation, where she has a particular focus on Industrial Relations & Employment law. She also has vast experience in Conveyancing and Real Property Law and other regulatory matters, including applications to The Bahamas Investments Board and other governmental entities.  Karen has also assisted in the conduct of international financing transactions.


Karen holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados where she graduated with honours in 2000. She obtained a Legal Education Certificate at the Eugene Dupuch Law School in Nassau, Bahamas in September 2002. 

Karen joined the firm as an Associate in 2006 and became a Partner in 2015.


  • Bahamas Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)


  • College of The Bahamas (A.A. in Law & Criminal Justice), Nassau, Bahamas
  • University of the West Indies (LL.B.), Cave Hill, Barbados
  • Eugene Dupuch Law School (Certificate of Legal Education), Nassau, Bahamas
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration), Freeport, Bahamas

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Dispute resolution

Fielding an ‘innovative, responsive and diverse‘ team, the litigation practice at Higgs & Johnson acts for a range of local and global clients in cross-border litigation and asset recovery work, trust claims, banking disputes, insolvencies, employment litigation and tax mandates, as well as handling alternative dispute resolution methods including arbitration proceedings. Tara Archer-Glasgow heads up the team and is praised by clients as ‘an excellent litigator‘ who is ‘willing to go the extra mile to ensure that her clients receive the best representation and legal remedies available‘. Other contributors to the practice include senior partner Philip Dunkley KC, firm co-managing partner Oscar Johnson, Jr. KC, Vann Gaitor, trust and estate claim specialist Leroy Smith, industrial relations and employment law expert Karen Brown, Audley Hanna and associate Keith Major.