Karen Smith

Fee earner


Karen is a fee earner within the housing team achieving some noticeable results for her clients. She is an experienced court duty advocate and regularly represents clients at hearings in the County Court.

Karen joined the firm as an admin assistant in April 2002 and worked within the conveyancing team. She quickly progressed to the role of case manager and team leader in the re-mortgage team. Karen then joined the welfare and benefits team in March 2009 as a paralegal and later joined the housing team in October 2011 as a paralegal before progressing to fee earner.

Areas of specialism:

  •  CFA tenancy deposit claims;
  •  Legal aid rent possession claims; and
  •  Suspensions of warrant of evictions.

Outside of work Karen enjoys spending time with her family and following Wigan Warriors.


“Thank you so much for helping me through these last few weeks. I could not have got through it without you” – View from a satisfied client

“Thank you for all your help, we truly appreciate it” – View from a satisfied client

“Thanks for the email and more importantly thank you for “being there” this morning and helping us through what was (and has been) an incredibly stressful and difficult time. I would like it recording that my wife and I are both really, really grateful that you (and Stephensons) were able to help us at such a desperate time. I can only say that you had a really good manner whereby you didn’t judge us at all and genuinely seemed to care about our position and wanted to help us keep a roof over our heads.

It’s a horrendous experience to find yourself in such a position as we were in and when we turned up at court this morning we were genuinely scared and worried about the possible outcome but you quickly helped calm us down and show us that there was every chance of a positive outcome” – View from a satisfied client

"To make things short, they helped me recover my deposit from my previous landlord, which blocked me and had no way of contacting her. They were very helpful, frequent updates and 100% reliable! Thanks alot again!" - View from a satisfied client