Karen Shuman

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Year Of Call: 1991

Karen specialises in professional negligence claims involving real property, conveyancing, mortgages, contentious probate, equity, trusts of land.  She acts in solicitor and valuer claims and is usually instructed by banks or insurers.  She is also instructed in professional negligence claims arising out of financial remedy proceedings. Karen has a particular interest in lender claims with restitutionary issues; contentious probate claims; and conveyancing transactions with financial remedy and/or trust of land issues. Karen is also instructed on pre and post claim disclosure and inspection issues.

Karen was appointed a Bencher by Lincoln's Inn in 2015

Karen is recommended in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2017 and The Legal 500 2017 for both professional negligence and real estate litigation, with clients making the following comments about her expertise and style:-

“Karen has a breathtaking command of the practice area, combined with top-drawer client service and an ability to get to the heart of the matter with peerless acumen.”

“Approachable with a fearsome intellect.”

“Very easy to work with and she will research until she gets an answer.”

Karen is authorised to accept instructions under the Public Access Scheme.


Practice Areas


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Lincoln’s Inn Advocacy Tutor
  • Property Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association