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Areas of Expertise

Karen has more than 10 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law. She regularly advises clients in regards to all aspects of the business life cycle including business acquisitions and divestments, business and corporate restructures, capital raising, management buy ins and buy outs, stakeholder disputes and winding down of a business.

Corporate clients rely on Karen to guide them through their corporate governance and other obligations under the Corporations Act, including compliance with director duties and fundraising requirements.

In recent years, Karen has developed a particular focus in the area of personal property securities law, assisting clients in updating their business practices in response to the changes in this area of the law and advising clients impacted by customer insolvency.  

She advises not-for-profits and charities in regards to commercial agreements and regularly presents to not for profit board members on their obligations in the not-for-profits legal landscape.

Karen also attends industry forum meetings as the legal representative for the FMCG Institute.



  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Tasmania)

  • Law Society of NSW


A word from Karen

"In my time at Bartier Perry, I’ve really enjoyed finding solutions for clients that help them achieve their business and commercial objectives. I’ve especially enjoyed being part of indirectly improving the way clients run their businesses by conducting seminars in areas that impact their processes or the ways in which they deal with their own clients."


Career highlights

  • Advising and acting for a university on monetising multi-location residential accommodation.

  • Advising universities on various corporate governance matters, including reviewing and amending governing documents and complying with charities and not for profit legislation.

  • Advising and acting for private clients in various industries including printing, pharmaceutical, aviation, manufacturing, information technology and distribution.


Specific areas of focus

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Corporate compliance

  • Shareholders agreements

  • Corporate advisory

  • Personal property securities law