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Karen Barham


Karen Barham

I joined Barlow Robbins in 2006 and bring considerable knowledge and experience as a family lawyer, having specialised in this area for almost 30 years. I practise exclusively as a mediator assisting couples and families when relationships break down and work in a way to help preserve people’s dignity. I grasp the issues quickly and have a high success rate. I am experienced in dealing with the arrangements for children and resolving financial aspects. Also qualified in Direct Consultation with Children I am qualified to meet separately with a couple's child or children to ascertain their wishes and feelings.

Until recently I was a co-director of the Family Mediation Council. Having served nine years as a co-director of Resolution and ‘in recognition of outstanding work to support separating families’ I was awarded the Resolution John Cornwell Award for 2016.

I am divorced with a teenage son. Football is my big passion; I am a season ticket holder of west London club Queens Park Rangers. I am also involved in grass roots youth football as welfare officer at Milford Pumas Youth FC.

Karen Barham at Barlow Robbins LLP is a ‘creative and intelligent mediator who relaxes the clients and can cloak tough subjects in artful imagery. If Karen cannot mediate a matter then it is incapable of being resolved amicably. She goes above and beyond and has an amazing success rate’. Her practice is exclusively as a mediator to assist couples and families when relationships break down. She is also qualified to consult directly with children.
Legal 500, 2019
Karen Barham practises exclusively as a family law mediator, and is qualified to consult with children.
Legal 500, 2017
Karen Barham "knows the law inside out and is also very warm, empathetic and puts people at ease"
Legal 500, 2016