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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)


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Articles by Karen Holden

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Q: What is Intellectual property? A: Intellectual Property (IP) ascribes the legal right that exists in products of human creativity. Read more