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Erimus Chambers - Karen Boyes

Karen Boyes LLB (Hons)(Newc) Barrister at Law
Call to the Bar Middle Temple 1991
Family, Civil, Crime, Road Traffic
Karen has extensive experience in general common law practising in London and on the South Eastern and Western circuits (including Exeter, Yeovil, Taunton and Weymouth) over the last 25 years. She has regularly appeared in the Magistrates, Youth, FPC, Crown and County Courts and has had conduct of matters in The High Court and The Court of Appeal.

In the Family Courts she is instructed in Ancillary Relief and Child Arrangement matters. She represents parents, Local Authorities and Guardians in Care / Public Child Law. For Private Child Law she deals with Contact, Residence, Prohibited Steps, Specific Issue, Fact Finding, PR and Child Abduction. Her criminal experience of domestic violence also enhances her experience with restraining orders, injunctions, non-molestation orders and occuptation orders.

In the Civil courts (including Small Claims, Fast track and Multi track) Karen has extensive experience in such matters as Consumer Credit, Personal Injury, Infant Settlements, Road Traffic, Landlord and Tenant, Financial Disputes, both individuals and businesses, Bankruptcy, Application Hearings and Possession Hearings. Written Advice and Opinion is available as well as preparation of Legal Documentation.

Karen has a wide and varied experience of Criminal matters including violence, sexual offences, drugs and fraud, including confiscation hearings (POCA). She has received in house domestic violence training with CPS Dorset and has dealt with a considerable number of such cases over the years. She also has completed the Sexual Offences and Rape courses with the Bar Council and has completed the vulnerable witness course. She has also acquired a particular expertise in road traffic cases, including speeding, excess alcohol, totting and special reasons.

Karen is direct access qualified and can be instructed directly by members of the public.

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