On the foundations of a Classics degree from Oxford University, a conversion to law and a successful commercial pupillage at Oriel Chambers, Karina has built a thriving commercial, chancery and construction practice and is highly regarded in her field.
She has an ability and a 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 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, factoring, securities.
JCT contracts, demolition (acting for county councils and individuals), architectural disputes, disputes pertaining to plant, hire and machinery, general building disputes.
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.