Karen Jackson is Chief Executive and co-owner of Roberts Jackson, a leading law firm specialising in industrial disease litigation. Karen has 20 years’ experience in this field.
She commenced her legal career as a claimant solicitor then spent several years as a defendant partner prior to starting her own firm with her husband Oliver in 2009. Karen has written manuals on disease litigation, trained insurers, represented clients at the Court of Appeal and has lectured for many years in this field alongside medical experts and Queens Counsel. She also lectures upon and considers new and emerging areas in disease litigation throughout the UK.
Roberts Jackson has grown to over 200 employees in 5 years. At its heart is its focus on client care and the training and development of its employees who receive over 250 hours of training each year from experts barristers, doctors, engineers, and other external consultants and Karen herself regularly holds master classes on different disease areas. Karen and her firm are often asked to be consultants on various legal reforms and changes within the UK, Karen has liaised with the Government and the Master of the Rolls on numerous subjects including for example, the definition of disease within the draft protocols.
Roberts Jackson and its employees have been short listed for 19 awards in the last 12 months both on a national and local level. These include Education and Training Initiative of the Year, British Legal Awards, Team Of The Year Award and Karen herself for Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Roberts Jackson Solicitors were also selected to represent the UK as a National Champion for the European Business Awards, to name but a few. The firm is recognised in the Legal 500.
Roberts Jackson spent several years lobbying the Government and the House of Lords concerning the LASPO Bill and its effect on disease litigation. Reports were written, real cases studies provided and every member of staff wrote personal letter to their MPs with many members actually attending Parliament with green cards to force a meeting with their representatives. The firm has received correspondence from many MPs and Lords expressing their views and gratitude over the information provided.
Karen sits on the Manchester Law Society Council and chairs the Membership Committee to include student membership. Karen is a member of APIL and a member of many special interest groups, Karen is passionate about achieving justice in her chosen area of industrial disease and dedicates all of her energies to her clients and training her employees so they can better serve those in need.