Karen Cornwell is an Associate Solicitor primarily based in our Glasgow and also works out of our Manchester and London offices.  Karen qualified as a Solicitor in Scotland in 1999 and England & Wales in 2010. She is a Notary Public. Her background has almost exclusively been in professional negligence, but also includes banking litigation, financial services, actions of interdict, Sheriff Court, Court of Session and UK Supreme Court.

Karen advises insurers and insureds on a range of complex and high-value claims against professionals including pension advisers, accountants, solicitors and insurance brokers. She has the added benefit of having had experience of acting for both pursuers and defenders.  Karen is one of only nine solicitors to be Accredited as a Specialist in Professional Negligence Law by the Law Society of Scotland. She also acts as the Scottish representative of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.  Karen is also an active member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).  In particular she acts as a Scots representative of FOILS’s UK Environmental Sector Focus Team (SFT).

Market recognition

“...Karen Cornwell who has developed an impressive expertise in the professional negligence space.”
The Legal 500 UK 2018