Karen’s current role is as assistant solicitor to partner Paul Fretwell in the personal injury department, principally undertaking high value claimant work.
She assists Paul on a variety of complex and high-value claims, acting on behalf of brain injured clients, as well as clients with other catastrophic injuries. A large proportion of the clients have suffered injuries in road traffic accidents, or an accident at work.
Karen is involved at every stage, on a variety of different key points, including liaising with clients, drafting key documents (such as witness statement, letters of claim etc), instructing experts and Counsel, and assisting on the day-to-day running of files. Karen has also been fortunate to assist Paul on several matters which have produced very satisfactory settlements for the client which have enabled the client to move on with their lives after their traumatic experience.
Prior to joining George Ide LLP, Karen undertook her training with a firm in Newbury. She completed various seats with the Probate, Corporate and Employment departments, but it was whilst working in the personal injury and clinical negligence seat that she felt she had found her true vocation.
Karen qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and is currently enjoying her role in high value personal injury work very much.
2010 to present: Assistant Solicitor, George Ide
2007 to 2009: Trainee Solicitor, Charles Lucas & Marshall, Newbury
2006 to 2007: College of Law, Guildford (LPC)
2003 to 2006: University of Surrey, LLB (Hons).
2001 to 2003: Kennet School Sixth Form (A levels)
1996 to 2001: Kennet School (GCSE’s)
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