Karen is a lawyer in our residential property team based in Radlett and has over 20 years’ experience in residential property work.

Karen deals with a variety of residential property matters, helping first time buyers, clients with related sale and purchase transactions, investment buyers and sellers, and those looking to release equity from their property.

Most of Karen’s clients are existing, satisfied clients or recommendations from clients, as well as from local estate agents and the local authority.


Karen deals with a variety of residential property work, including the sale and purchase of leasehold and freehold property (both registered and unregistered titles), whether for private individuals, investors, executors, deputies or attorneys.

Karen also deals with residential mortgages, transfers of equity and equity release mortgages.

Karen studied Law at Middlesex University and went on to study the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London. She worked for firms in North London before joining Turner & Debenhams (now Debenhams Ottaway) in 2006.

What Clients Say
  • Karen is a credit to the firm, I cannot fault her on aspects of my conveyancing – excellent!

  • Thank you for the patience you showed during Stella’s house sale, helping to ease my anxieties. This was an emotional process for me and your kindness was appreciated.

    Polly, St Albans
  • Thank you very much indeed for acting in the sale of my mother’s home. Throughout the whole transaction Karen kept me fully informed and explained everything in a calm and easy manner. I would not hesitate to use Debenhams Ottaway in the future for any legal formalities.

    Mrs B
  • There must have been times when things were very trying for you but you always remained patient, professional and efficient. Your sympathetic understanding of the somewhat unusual family involvement you were asked to cope with was very much appreciated as was your good advice and attention to detail at all times.

  • Karen is a highly efficient solicitor who guided us through the conveyancing process in a very friendly and professional manner. She is someone in whom we have considerable trust.

    Anne & Hubert Hallman
  • Thank you for keeping me calm when things got tough. I cannot fault the professional service you supplied. When other solicitors were slow, you always dealt with everything very quickly.

    Debbie Williams
  • Cannot improve on perfection!

    Peter Head
  • Excellent, knowledgeable service given by K. Harding. She is polite, friendly, courteous, efficient and hardworking. I could circle fifteen positive words that would describe the service given by Karen. She must have worked extremely hard on this house sale.

    Mr Cooper
  • You would expect any solicitor practice to be professional. But being approachable and friendly helps people to relax in an unfamiliar environment.

    Mr B
  • Karen is a highly efficient solicitor who guided us through the conveyancing process in a very friendly and professional manner. She is someone in whom we need considerable trust.

    Mr and Mrs Hallman
  • Thank you Karen for all your help over the last few months. You made the whole process very easy and calm. We are delighted to be in our new house and Jen is busy making it home.

    Simon Jackson
  • Karen was extremely professional, she is bubbly, calm, reassuring and has our best interest at heart.

  • Personal service instead of entirely corporate approach. Competent and prompt response.

    Ying Wah Gerry Cheung & Mrs Lai Ngor Selina Cheung
  • We found Karen to be very friendly, responsive, professional and very good counsel for us as we struggled through a frustrating previous chain that all started in June last year. Not only did she quickly ready us for sale on our first buyer, but also readied us for our purchase as well as getting us pretty much ready for our sale with our second buyer after we lost our first one!

    Stuart and Lizzie