Karen Moores

Karen Moores

Head of Department, Senior 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

Legal 500 testimonials from clients:

  • 'Karen Moores is more than a solicitor she has been amazing in helping me through what has been one of the most difficult times of my life'.
  • 'Karen Moores is an extremely capable and totally dedicated solicitor. Her clients are left in no doubt that her total focus is upon them and their case. She retains an infectious sense of enthusiasm for her work and goes the extra mile for each of her clients'.
  • "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

“Karen Moores was from the outset a tremendous help both emotionally and professionally. She gave me confidence to move forward with a very traumatic and devastating time in my life. The outcome that she achieved was what she had said it could be from the start.”

“Would like to say thanks to Karen and her team for all their help, assistance, guidance and patience whilst dealing with this case. I appreciate the simple language used when the case had been discussed”
Mrs D Sanders

“I would like to thank Karen, Miranda and all the team for the work and kindness”

“Thank you to Karen Moores for understanding my case so well and for making the process easier”
Ms Monica Beltran

Types of Law used

Family Law

What the Directories say

2019-2020 Legal 500 - 'The team is unique in its ability to cut to the chase and focus on the outcome, but in a way that keeps clients constantly at ease'.

'The family team is extremely hardworking and conscientious. It works cohesively and all members are helpful in handling your case or query efficiently'.

'Karen Moores is beyond capable. She has a knack for seeing the issues, seeing the necessary outcome and executing a strategy to get there - but delivered in a highly personal, relaxed and ease setting manner'.

2018-19 Legal 500 - The 'excellent' Sydney Mitchell LLP  focuses on complex matrimonial disputes and childcare arrangements. Karen Moores is a key contact and is known for her 'compassionate' and 'understanding'  manner.

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

  • May 2019 - Senior Partner at Sydney Mitchell
  • 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 Birmingham Post, Birmingham Law Society Bulletin and other regional titles. Karen's articles regularly appear on the firms 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 has conducted seminars to the teaching profession in respect of children’s matters following on from family breakdown.

UK Top Tier Firm 2020 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2011 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme