Carey Olsen

Karen Le Cras

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Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution and Litigation; Trusts and Private Wealth; Regulatory; Investment Funds

Karen is a partner and general counsel in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Group in Guernsey. She specialises in corporate and commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on banking, finance and trusts litigation and asset tracing and freezing orders. Karen also frequently advises companies, shareholders and directors in relation to corporate insolvency matters, and banks on enforcement of security. Karen also advises in relation to regulatory matters, including regulatory investigations. Karen has wide advocacy experience and appears frequently before the Guernsey Courts.


Karen was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1995 and qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales in January 1999. Karen joined Carey Olsen in March 2002 having previously practised at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, a leading London firm. She was called as an advocate of the Guernsey Bar in July 2003. Karen was made a partner in 2005.

In January 2019 Karen was appointed as global general counsel to the firm.