Karen Atkins



Karen is a Partner in the family law team at Stephensons, based in our offices at the Wigan Investment Centre. With a strong support team based in Wigan, Karen is also able to service her broad client base, which covers the North West, including St Helens and Manchester.

Karen is an experienced solicitor who joined the firm in 1996, qualifying as a solicitor in 1999 and has been a Partner since 2006.

Karen specialises in separation and family disputes, including divorce, financial settlements, domestic violence and issues concerning arrangements for children.

Karen has been a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) since May 2004 and was on the Liverpool Committee for many years, first as treasurer and then as development officer for Merseyside. Karen has been a specialist solicitor for many years and was recently re-accredited by Resolution as an expert with specialisms in complex financial remedies and private children law.

Karen favours conversation and mediation as a means of keeping a separating family communicating and involves her clients as much as possible to enable them ultimately to move forward with confidence.

Karen has a collaborative law background, but is equally comfortable in court and has been involved in many complex and high net worth financial cases and cases involving disputed arrangements for children.


"Just want to say a massive thank you to Karen Atkins, she advised me on my divorce proceedings. Although very professional she is also very easy to talk to and put me at ease straight away at what was a very difficult time. I would certainly recommend Stephensons and would use them again in the future if I need any further legal advice." - View from a satisfied client

"What was a very stressful time in my life, was made a whole lot easier by Stephensons solicitors. Karen Atkins' advice, guidance and support was invaluable. I was given factual and clear information, which helped me understand the process, what I could expect and what was expected of me. Thank you" - View from a satisfied client

"Very helpful, honest and guided us through all stages of our claim. Would highly recommend them. Would have no hesitation using them in the future." - View from a satisfied client

"Thanks for always doing more than you had to" - View from a satisfied client

"Everything has been made a bit easier by having a supportive solicitor - thanks again" - View from a satisfied client

"Words aren't enough for the help, time and courage you have given me" - View from a satisfied client

"Thank you for all your work on my behalf. You have always been extremely efficient, diligent and compassionate. I am now very much looking forward to the future" - View from a satisfied client

"Words will never be enough to thank you for what you have done for our family. Your support and sincerity have given me so much strength and I can’t thank you enough for changing our lives" - View from a satisfied client