Karina Champion > Chambers of Paul Brant > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile
Oriel Chambers Offices
14 WATER STREET
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Commercial, chancery and Insolvency
On the foundations of a Classics degree from Exeter College, Oxford, a conversion to law and a successful commercial pupillage at
Oriel Chambers, Karina has built a thriving commercial, chancery and insolvency practice and is highly regarded in her field.
the Head of Commercial, Chancery and Insolvency at Oriel Chambers and the Secretary to the Liverpool BPC Forum, working in
conjunction with the judiciary and other members of the legal profession in Liverpool.
She is approachable, friendly and candid and this very much sets her apart from many of her peers in her areas of specialism. She has an ability and willingness to turn her hand to
even the most obscure areas of law meaning that she has gained experience in a diverse range of work and is never afraid to step
outside of her comfort zone. Her attention to detail coupled with her user-friendly approach mean that her solicitors and lay clients
can be assured of the highest standard of service. Karina has a wide breadth of technical knowledge and experience in her areas of
specialism and she is sought after as much for the accessibility and commercial pragmatism of her advice as for the robustness of
Karina specialises in general contractual disputes and debt recovery, company litigation (including shareholder disputes), sale and
supply of goods and services, assignment and novation, guarantees and indemnities, business transfer agreements, recruitment and
estate agency contracts. Karina also has niche expertise in the field of NHS contracts (GP and Dental) having regularly represented
Liverpool PCT, NHS England (Merseyside) and the NHSBSA.
Karina receives instructions in all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency, restructuring and company dissolution/ restoration.
She regularly delivers training and seminars in these areas, most recently in conjunction with members of the judiciary on behalf of the Liverpool BPC Forum. As Secretary to the forum, Karina is able to act as a conduit between the Judges of the BPC in Liverpool
and her professional clients in relation to the dissemination of local practice directions and legislative developments.
Banking and Asset Finance Litigation
Consumer credit and financial regulation, asset finance disputes, factoring, securities.
Karina is regularly instructed in the following fields:
General contractual disputes and debt recovery, company litigation (including shareholder disputes), sale and supply of goods and services, assignment and novation, guarantees and indemnities, business transfer agreements, recruitment and estate agency contracts.
Karina also has niche expertise in the field of NHS contracts (GP and Dental) having represented Liverpool PCT and more recently NHS England (Merseyside) on several occasions.
Personal and corporate insolvency, company dissolution and restoration, bona vacantia.
Banking and Asset Finance Litigation
Consumer credit and financial regulation, asset finance disputes, securities. Karina has extensive experience in the field of invoice financing, regularly appearing for national and international factoring companies.
Landlord and Tenant (residential and commercial), nuisance, boundary disputes, easements and trusts.
“Soft IP”, including cases concerning copyright, trademarks, design rights, image rights, confidential information and passing off.
Inheritance act claims, undue influence, testamentary capacity, knowledge and approval, proprietary estoppel.
Karina has particular expertise in section 51 (‘non-party’) costs orders and has delivered several seminars in this field.
Karina was called to the Bar in 2005. Having completed a successful pupillage with Peter Goodbody, she became a tenant of Oriel Chambers in 2006. Karina is the Chair of Oriel’s Commercial Team and Secretary to the Liverpool BPC Forum.
English/Spanish (Conversational)French (Conversational)
Exeter College, Oxford (BA Hons Classics); College of Law, Chester (Graduate Diploma in Law); Manchester Metropolitan University (Bar Vocational Course)