Karen Bristow is a Partner and Head of the Employment department at Lamb Brooks.


Karen advises businesses from all sectors on the full spectrum of employment issues. She also acts for individual employees on disputes with their employers.


Karen has been described as “Excellent” and an “experienced litigator” in the Legal 500.


Key Specialisms / Work Areas

General Employment Advice  |  HR Advice & Assistance  |  Compliance Advice  |  Drafting Contractual Documents  |  Hand Books & Policies  |  On-Site Business Support  |  Acquisition Support  |  Redundancy / Restructure Advice  |  Training  |  Employment Tribunal Litigation  |  Employment Appeal Litigation

Karen Bristow

Partner & Head of Employment Law | Employment

t: 01256 305508


Karen advises businesses of various sizes and sectors on all matters relating to employment law including compliance, day-to-day HR issues and training through to negotiating senior executive exit arrangements, settlements and employment tribunal litigation.


The other side to Karen’s role involves advising individuals from blue collar to high-net-worth clients on employment disputes, case strategy, negotiating exit packages and employment tribunal litigation.


Karen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx).


Karen offers commercial, pragmatic advice and has a meticulous attention to detail.


Outside of work Karen enjoys walking her dogs, socialising with friends and family and reading.


Testimonials From Karen’s Clients


“I can’t rate Karen Bristow  highly enough. I needed their services recently for a sensitive and tricky employment matter. Karen was very professional and at the same time friendly and understanding. Most importantly, they get you the right result. Highly recommended” – DB


“Forced to take redundancy during the COVID lockdown, a few weeks before Christmas, with 3 babies to feed was a very daunting place to be. Karen Bristow was very professional, caring and efficient. With her exceptional due diligence, the Settlement Agreement was contested and successfully increased by 33% and all signed and concluded within 2 working days. I have used 3 different solicitors in Basingstoke the last year, so I can say with confidence that Lamb Brooks are in a different league to the others” – JW


“Karen was absolutely brilliant. At a very uncertain time for me, Karen was friendly yet professional through the process. Would highly recommend” – KS


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