Karen Moores

Karen Moores

Head of Department,Partner
Family & Children

Tel: 0121 700 1400
Office: Sheldon

About Karen Moores

Karen has formidable negotiating skills and achieves high levels of settlement and client satisfaction. She adopts a firm but fair approach to all aspects of her litigation with an eye to the commercial realities.

Karen helps her clients to resolve the issues associated with family breakdown including:

  • Matrimonial finance
  • Complex children's issues
  • Managing substantial assets
  • Complex pension issues
  • Breakdown of civil partnerships

Karen advises husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, and grandparents, partners in civil partnerships and other legal professionals in all aspects of family law.

What our clients say

"I can't thank you enough for the support, expertise and humour that got me through. At the start, it seemed so daunting – I was scared. You have such brilliant interpersonal as well as legal skills Karen, that I had such confidence in you that helped me to develop mine. Thank you so much."

“I was recommended to seek advice from Karen from a friend. It was an excellent recommendation as Karen was informative and supportive throughout. I would highly recommend her.”
Mrs Kirsty J Tudor

What the Directories say

The 2014 Legal 500 refers to the 'friendly yet utterly professional' family team and Karen is recognised for her handling of matrimonial finance matters and her experience in matters involving substantial assets, pensions and child law issues.

The highly regarded practice at Sydney Mitchell LLP is led by Karen Moores, who is described as ‘tenacious and hard hitting’ - See more at: http://www.legal500.com/c/west-midlands/private-client/family-birmingham#sthash.6tZFJBl3.dpuf

Career History

1998 – Partner at Sydney Mitchell
1990-1998 – Trainee to Partner at Young & Lee
1992 - Qualified as a solicitor after training at Young & Lee


Karen Moores has been quoted in articles written in The Daily Mail on two occasions, she also regularly writes and has articles included in publications such as Warwickshire Life, Birmingham Post, Birmingham Law Society Bulletin and other regional titles. Her articles have also been posted on the internet along with the firm’s own website.


Priory Grammar School, Shrewsbury
Essex University – LLB, 2:1. 1989
Chester College of Law, 1990

Memberships and Offices held

Karen, along with the whole of the Family team are members of Resolution.

Other Important Positions

Karen and Judi Wood have conducted seminars to the teaching profession in respect of children’s matters following on from family breakdown.

Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2011 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer The Law Society Accredited in Family Law UK Legal 500 2016 Conveyancing Quality Scheme