About Karen

Karen Edwards is a solicitor in the Family Law Department working alongside Director, Anne Marie Kelly, and Solicitor, Aine Toner. Karen undertakes cases such as divorce and separation, domestic violence, children’s contact and adoption, public law Care Orders and financial settlements.

Karen deals with contentious matters and complex legal issues before the Court in respect of clients and advises a wide range of clients including vulnerable adults, children and the elderly in an effective and empathetic manner to assist in managing emotionally unpredictable situations. Her highlights include:

Reuniting a birth mother and her biological son after 50 years apart;

Declaratory matters reuniting adult children with elderly parents;

Re-establishing countless contact arrangements between parents and children

Resolving complex matters and reach settlements outside of Court and where this has not been possible, successfully representing clients through the Court process across all tiers of Court within the jurisdiction of Northern Ireland.

Establishing a particular interest in children’s order law having represented clients in wardship, child abduction and Hague Convention matters.


Law Society of Northern Ireland; Children Order Panel


University of Ulster – Law with Economics (LLB); University of Ulster – Masters in Management & Corporate Governance (MSc, Grad ICSA); Queen’s University – Institute of Professional Legal Studies

Outside Interests

Karen undertakes volunteer work with children and those with special needs. Karen enjoys fitness… and of course, Nando’s!

“My experience with MKB has been fantastic. Karen Edwards listened to my complex situation and assured me that she would do everything they could to meet my expectations. Anytime a difficult stage of the process came up, Karen was available to help out. The whole process was handled extremely professionally. This helped me through a very difficult and stressful situation, and left both me and my ex-partner being able to stay on good terms. Thanks to those who also helped, Aine Toner in the Family team, and Emma Smyth in the Property team who dealt with the mortgage/deeds side of things. I cannot express how happy I am with everything that MKB Law has done for me.”

Mr J – Oct 2020

“I had contacted several solicitors in Belfast before deciding to use MKB Law simply because Karen Edwards took the time to listen, and gave sound and realistic advice. Karen was responsive and professional in all aspects of my case. I am very happy that contact with my daughter has increased and our relationship has flourished because of everyone’s hard work and dedication. I will continue to recommend Karen and MKB Law to others in a similar situation.”

Mr W

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