Bishop & Sewell

Karen is a Partner and Head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution teams

Karen Bright joined the firm in 2007 and has over 15 years of litigation experience. She regularly acts for clients in the County Courts, High Court and the Court of Appeal. In addition, she has also acted for clients in the Supreme Court. These have ranged from applications under the Presumption of Death Act 2013, contractual disputes over terms and conditions, the standard of works and services provided, disputes between directors and shareholders, as well as disputes over ownership of goods, nuisance and professional negligence claims.

Karen has a particular expertise in Insolvency and Property litigation. She regularly acts for both landlords and tenants in the First Tier Property Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and County Court. Her work includes advising on forfeiture of leases, injunctions, nuisance, recovery of service charges and rent, and possession work.

Her expertise extends to both personal and corporate insolvency, often acting for the Liquidator or Trustee in Bankruptcy. Her work in this field includes advising on bankruptcy, corporate insolvency, winding up, administration, receiverships, asset tracing, advising liquidators and trustees on applications to set aside preferential transactions and those at an undervalue.

Prior to joining Bishop & Sewell, she worked at medium sized firm based in Hertfordshire and London and trained at a firm in Luton, which is known for its litigation and insolvency work.

Specialist areas:

  • Insolvency
  • Landlord & Tenant Litigation
  • Property Litigation



  • LPC, University of Exeter
  • BA (Hons) Law, University of Exeter


  • The Law Society
  • Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)

About Me

Favourite hobbies: I like all sports, particularly skiing and horse riding. I am also a big fan of watching rugby, football, tennis, F1 and cricket.

My favourite meal: I enjoy spicy food and also love a good steak and seafood.