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 Corporate 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 has been listed as a ‘leading individual‘ by the Legal 500 every year since 2015.

In the Legal 500 2019 Karen was described as “not only methodical but always remains calm during pressured situations.”

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

The corporate and commercial team won team of the year at the 2019 Northern Law Awards.

Key Practice Areas

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