Karen has more than 20 years’ experience as a solicitor. She is known for her expertise in financial crime, particularly anti-money laundering (AML) and financial sanctions.
Karen is an experienced Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO) and she advises clients on how to establish effective policies and procedures to prevent them from becoming involved in financial crime:
Karen’s clients have included law firms and sole practitioners, accountants, financial services businesses, property and construction companies, publicly listed companies, landlords, estate agents, retailers, trust and corporate services providers and art market participants. Examples of her work include:
Before joining W Legal, Karen was a Partner and Director of Compliance at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. She was MLRO and MLCO for the entire firm (which included offices in Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong) and responsible for the management of a large compliance team.
Karen began her career in New Zealand where she worked as a Crown Prosecutor. She arrived in London in 2003 and joined the Serious Fraud Office as an Investigative Lawyer.
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