Karen Simms

Business, Commercial, Corporate Finance, Education, Energy, Intellectual Property, Sports Law

Title: Partner

Tel: 0191 226 7866

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Karen is a Partner and Head of the Company and Commercial department.


  • She advises clients on a range of commercial projects and transactions with particular expertise in advising on bespoke contracts in the energy, waste and natural resources sector
  • Karen is also Head of our Sports Team

Client/professional quotes:

Karen was listed as a ‘leading individual‘ by the Legal 500 in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.

The Chambers UK 2019 Guide described the Corporate team as having “Excellent service levels. They are very responsive and commercially minded.”

Key Practice Areas

  • Sports
  • Commercial
  • Energy, Renewables and Resources
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Environmental
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Finance