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

Higgs & Johnson’s ‘great, innovative team’ is consistently active in the jurisdiction’s largest cases, acting for a variety of local and international clients at all court levels up to the Supreme Court. The practice is particularly well regarded for its expertise in cross-border litigation, banking and financial services claims, and insolvency and employment disputes; it also fields distinct teams for asset recovery work, trust litigation and tax cases, and is increasingly active in arbitration proceedings. Tara Archer-Glasgow leads the department and attracts effusive praise from clients, who single her out as ‘a smart litigation lawyer, who is punctual, concise and well organised, with a great personality’. Further key names in the practice include team deputy chair Karen Brown, who excels in employment law; senior partner Philip Dunkley KC and firm co-managing partner Oscar Johnson, Jr. KC; ‘great lawyer with great judgementTara Cooper Burnside KC, who was appointed King’s Counsel in 2023; and Leroy Smith, who specialises in trust and estate litigation. Keith Major and Rhyan Elliott are the key names at senior associate level.