Karen Mitchell is a senior associate in the real estate litigation team at Fladgate.

She specialises in a wide range of contentious property issues relating to both commercial and high value residential properties, including advising in relation to rent arrears, forfeiture of leases, break notice issues, dilapidations, service charges, guarantees, property related insolvency, uncontested and contested business lease renewals, boundary disputes, trespass, noise nuisance, restrictive covenants, rights of way, management company disputes and telecoms.

Karen acts for both landlords and tenants of residential and commercial premises in relation to all contentious matters arising out of or incidental to the occupation of property. She has particular experience in acting for shopping centre owners and retailers. She has also acted for a number of developers in relation to obtaining vacant possession of development sites and advised in relation to impediments to developments and overcoming them.

An example of a case on which Karen has acted is acting for a major residential developer defending a multi-million pound claim for fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation in respect of the sale of properties at a large development site in South East London.

Karen qualified in 2012 and joined Fladgate in 2017. She was promoted to senior associate in 2018.