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Karen is the founder of A City Law Firm having been admitted to the roll in 2005. Having obtained her degree in Law, Karen went on to achieve a Masters from the University of Cambridge and her LPC from the College of Law. Her studies were conducted whilst working full-time as a senior member of management in the public sector.

She is an entrepreneur having developed a thriving corporate firm from scratch and securing its place firmly in the City,
She established the firm to provide experienced and dynamic solicitors in the City of London, who could think outside the box, whilst delivering at competitive costs.

Karen oversees our high-net worth clients, entrepreneurs and technology companies. She handles complex disputes including High Court cases. She also creates structures for businesses and individuals seeking to secure investment either through equity share, EIS or corporate bonds and debt financing, by making them legally investment ready and through regulated tax advisors commercially aware of the types of structures available. Often talks at specialist events and universities where we have a solid partnership .

Karen is highly regarded by her clients. Her longest standing client of many years say's she has a command of litigation and her robust approach has always proven successful for our company. It's her initiative and drive that means we achieve results, even my opponent after he lost to us engaged her afterwards he was that impressed.

Karen was invited and given freedom of the City in 2019 for her work in Equality as such part of the Guild of Freeman.

She won Best Business Women in Legal Services and Legal advisor of the year in 2017 whilst her firm maintains its listing in the Legal 500 year upon year. This is due to her entrepreneurial approach to law.
Her team has won Employment Team of the year from the Solicitors Journal and was a finalist for Commercial Team of the Year

Karen was given an Albert for her charitable work for the Albert Kennedy Trust for setting up and running a successful, exclusive members networking group that boosted business in the LGBT business world whilst assisting AKT's charity.

As the result of her personal innovation the firm won The Most Innovative Law Firm, London; was listed in the Legal 100 for Employment Work , awarded Business Law Firm 2017 and top 100 business. This led to her invitation to 10 Downing Street.

Karen is frequently asked to give specialist talks and give expert advice at the Law Society, University of Law , Business Funding Show and Natwest events across London. She has also appeared on various radio stations.

She publishes monthly blogs in IS4profit, Small Business and Enterprise times , which advises entrepreneurs and businesses.

Karen can be seen giving comments or articles in Home & Country magazine, the Guardian, the Daily Mail, London Loves Business, Grazia, Intercontinental Law & Finance Magazine, Innovation Enterprise, We are your City, Wealth & Finance International First Women, Just Entrepreneurs to name but a few.

Assistance with UK company launching into the USA coordinating array of USA Attorneys
High profile overseas royal family member's overseas Trust dispute
Sports sponsorship termination dispute between Argentina and the UK (£250,000)
Successful High Court freezing order/injunction & civil claim and assisting with the criminal/private prosecution of the same party for fraud, theft and deception (£263,000)
Settling a Transgender discrimination case for a large compensation sum without the stress of court
Broadcasting license deal, film production bond, royalty agreement & associated documents for a group company (current worth 11 Million)
Vice President employment dispute concluding in a confidential settlement agreement (1.3Million)
Executive Director sex discrimination & Harassment claim settled (£234,000)

Articles by Karen Holden

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Karen Holden of A City Law Firm has represented hundreds of tech businesses and sees the same issues time and Read more
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Karen Holden is the founder of A City Law Firm "As a firm that champions equality we are of course disappointed Read more
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CashFlow its an issue for every business. Our founder was asked to speak with other CEOs as a legal adviser Read more
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An article published in the Independent on 28 August 2018 reported that data breach complaints had increased by 160% since Read more
Lawyer Karen Holden explores whether parents who keep their child at home because they do not believe school is safe Read more
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You’ve had a great idea for a business; you’ve set yourself up and may even have staff working for you; Read more
Q: What is Intellectual property? A: Intellectual Property (IP) ascribes the legal right that exists in products of human creativity. Read more
Many businesses require funding or investment at some stage, either to launch or scale-up. The common route is equity share. Whilst Read more
As the phased return to normality is likely to be rolled-out over a few months, employers are going to have Read more
To much fanfare, Apple has just released the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR. However a matter of hours before Read more
So…You find yourself on the wrong side of an unfortunate business agreement. Money is owed to you.  You try to Read more
The Act (as amended) identifies three ways in which an employer might discriminate against a disabled employee. Firstly, by virtue Read more
I own my own business and have recently separated from my partner, but I was not married. Could my partner Read more
Jurisdictions around the world are starting to recognise that the law must evolve in conjuncture with language and digital communication. Read more
Karen Holden of A City Law Firm shares her views It is often debated whether women can ‘have it all’ Read more
Inequality, unfortunately, is still prevalent in the workplace, despite equality legislation and recognition by many organisations of the importance of Read more
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As the Covid-19 pandemic reduces in numbers of fatalities, the UK Government launched, on 28 May 2020, a new tech Read more
Family Care asks: With National Careers Week and International Women’s Day falling in the same month, what better time than Read more
There has been an incredible revolution over the past 100 years, which has transformed the lives of women. Opportunities have Read more
An increasing number of Individuals are taking advantage of the fiscal and lifestyle advantages attainable by establishing residency in Gibraltar, which Read more
Empty Judgments: What to do when faced with an insolvent defendant company. It is a claimant’s nightmare: succeed in obtaining Read more
The Data Protection Act is about to be changed becoming tougher, and only about a third of businesses are ready Read more
A properly planned restructure can save a company. Karen Holden, founder of A City Law Firm, looks at the different options available Read more
Our top employment solicitors in London offer specialist employment legal advice to employers and employees alike. Our goal is to Read more
Due to their flexibility and that fact Drones are now so small yet sophisticated they could soon become as common Read more
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Not necessarily but be warned! Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), mediation being the most well-known example, is now being strongly encouraged Read more
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Karen Holden, founder of A City Law Firm and Mumpreneur asks for your thoughts. I have never been diagnosed with Read more
An Injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a Court Order that usually requires a person to do Read more
New legislation has come into effect which will allow employees to become shareholders in a company in exchange for surrendering Read more
Being party to a litigation dispute is not always simple. It is likely to be time consuming and it is Read more
So you’re pregnant, but you love your career, do you have to choose between your family and your success? In Read more
It is a common misconception that a “common law marriage” is recognised in UK law; it is not.  Regrettably, irrespective Read more
As parents we have a number of important decisions to make. One is who will look after and care for Read more
Have you been offered a franchise or do you need to renew or sell yours? If so, let our team Read more
This month my company (A City Law Firm) marked our ten-year anniversary, which has made me think back to our Read more