Karen-Anker-Family-Divorce-Solicitor

Karen Anker

Divorce & Family Solicitor

Karen is a specialist family solicitor with nearly 30 years experience as a lawyer in Cambridge. She works well with every aspect of family and relationship breakdown including financial issues and those arising out of arrangements for children, including relocation disputes.

Karen’s experience is focused on high net worth individuals with significant company, property trusts or pension assets. As a Collaborative lawyer, Karen brings specialist resolution skills to her practice but is equally competent in a courtroom scenario.

She also provides wealth protection advice including pre/post marital agreements and cohabitation agreements.

What Others Say

Karen is frequently praised for her efficiency and clear way of communicating with her clients.

Thank you for the work you have done for me, Karen. I have very much appreciated your straightforward and transparent way of working.
Ms H of Cambridge

Thanks for your counsel through the process. You have been exceptionally helpful, prompt and providing sound advice at all times.
Dean Hassell

Many thanks for all your help and your measured and efficient approach to guiding me through my divorce.
Hannah Crossley

Karen Anker at Barr Ellison was superb – knowledgeable, supportive and able to provide strong leadership when needed. I highly recommend her.
Emma Windred

What Clients Say

“Thanks for all the work you have done on this case.  You achieved the best result for both parties, I am happy with the outcome.”
Clive Barrett

What Clients Say

I have now received my copy of the Cohabitation Agreement. Thank you for representing my interests and for your excellent work.
Paul Paxton

What Clients Say

When Charlie and I started out along this Collaborative road, only 10 months ago, I don’t think either of us expected to find the process as easy as it was, if that is the right word to use! Ignoring the emotional pain and stresses that naturally occur, the process you and Melanie guided us through has certainly eased these elements and also provided us with a structured dealing and planning mechanism for our divorce. Not only has it helped us work through the financial but also the ‘family’ elements to our future. I highly recommend the Collaborative process and your services to anyone going through a Divorce and I would also like to highlight the benefits of some form of family counselling, especially in the early days when everything is a bit raw.
Becky Harvey-Evers

What Clients Say

Many, many thanks for achieving this, Karen. I never thought the divorce would be settled without going back to court. Thank you for your wise advice and support. I would recommend you without hesitation.
Jenny Chapman

What Clients Say

I would like to thank you very much for your professionalism and your patience. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending you.
Andy Vines

What Clients Say

Thanks for your counsel through the process, you have been exceptionally helpful, prompt and providing sound advice at all times.
Dean Hassell

What Clients Say

Karen Anker at Barr Ellison was superb – knowledgeable, supportive and able to provide strong leadership when needed. I highly recommend her.
Emma Windred

What Clients Say

Always a pleasure to work with you. I am very appreciative of what you have helped me to achieve under the circumstances.
Gareth Jones

What Clients Say

Many thanks for all your help and your measured and efficient approach to guiding me through my divorce.
Hannah Crossley

What Clients Say

Thank you for all your work Karen. I would have no hesitation in recommending your practice to other potential clients.
Mr Barker

What Clients Say

Thank you Karen Anker for your professionalism, your patience, your efficiency and your expertise over the last eight or so months. The thing I appreciated from our first meeting and why I was confident when instructing you was that you’d tell me straight what the situation was and what was realistic within the law and our situation rather than telling me what I might want to hear or sugar-coat it, and that continued right the way through the trickier times of negotiation. I probably cost myself a few hundred pounds more asking all my questions and trying to think through all the possibilities(!), but it was worth it to get something I’m comfortable with and you explained things and guided me through the whole process brilliantly.
Mr Gibbons

What Clients Say

I found it a very good experience working with you, Karen, and I appreciated your manner in handling the issues that, frankly, I didn’t really want to deal with. You made it all very easy.
Mr Guyer

What Clients Say

Many thanks, Karen, I really appreciate your help and support and I’m very pleased with the outcome.
Mr Jones

What Clients Say

I want to thank you so much, Karen, for your incredible efficiency, speed and professionalism. As always with Barr Ellison, I am overwhelmingly impressed.
Mrs Dorn

What Clients Say

I am glad I chose you to represent me. You have been great and very professional.
Ms Ball

What Clients Say

Thank you so much Karen for your professionalism, understanding and support. Your efficiency is wonderfully refreshing.
Ms Banks

What Clients Say

Thank you for all your help, Karen. I have been very conscious of you diligently pushing me forward in a world of corporate and childcare chaos my end (and I am deeply grateful). Thank you also for words of reason when my patience ran thin with my husband and his own solicitor.
Ms Denton

What Clients Say

Just to say a big thank you for all your help advice and guidance over the past 18 months, you made it all worthwhile.
Pat Cooper

What Clients Say

I just wanted to reiterate my heartfelt thanks for all that Karen Anker and her lovely team did to resolve my situation. Simply everyone is a pleasure to deal with in your office; from the receptionists, finance and of course, Karen and Anna. Please pass on my grateful thanks to all concerned.
Rebecca Reynolds

What Clients Say

Karen has helped me through the most difficult years of my life. It has been a long, hard struggle but with her virtuosity, discipline and intelligence she got me through.
Sarah Waites

What Clients Say

Karen, thank you for your efficient, prompt attention to help us finalise this prenuptial agreement within a tight deadline.
Carole Lambert

Initial Fixed Fee Consultation with Family Lawyer

Come and talk to us. You’ll find us empathetic, keen to help and with a wealth of experience. We offer a fixed fee consultation of £50 for the first appointment. You will be advised on the options open to you and the possible outcomes. Our priority is to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the path ahead and the challenges involved in achieving your goals.

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