Having been a specialist family lawyer for more than 30 years, Karen Pritchard has a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with all aspects of matrimonial law following the breakdown of both marriages and civil partnerships.

She also regularly provides advice to help protect assets prior to marriage or cohabitation and prepares pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Karen has a special interest in financial matters following divorce or civil partnership dissolution.


Karen handles divorce and complex financial settlements involving farms, business interests, pension assets, trusts and inherited wealth.

She has particular expertise around wealth protection, using pre- and post-nuptial agreements to preserve wealth and protect assets including business assets, pensions and generational farms.

Notable Family cases

  • Farming Divorce

    Acting for wife in contested financial proceedings involving a mixture of farming assets, a partnership, residential property and a business. This required the input of various experts for valuation and tax implications and how to extract capital efficiently to minimise tax and maintain income.

  • Divorce & Financial Matters

    Acting for a husband in a case with substantial pension assets across a mixture of several schemes including public service final salary schemes. Instructing a pension actuary to advise on the appropriate pension sharing order including which schemes it would be most beneficial to share.

  • Divorce & Financial Matters

    Representing a wife whose husband failed to provide full disclosure of his financial circumstances and eventually obtaining the relevant information which led to a fair settlement.

  • Pre-nuptial Agreement

    Preparing a pre-nuptial agreement where there was substantial inherited wealth including a family farm.

Client Testimonials

This has been a particularly difficult time for me and I wish you to know I am so very appreciative of your assistance in my case. You always listened and acted quickly, calmly and efficiently when I was in distress. Your knowledge and help I knew was always behind me.


Just a note to say thank you for your positive encouragement when I spoke to you during my divorce proceedings. You always helped me realise I would eventually reach the end of such a stressful time and now I'm there, the boys and myself can enjoy the future.


I thank you both for your support and advice throughout my divorce settlement. I am pleased with the final outcome and would recommend your services and Coodes to others.


I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for the great services rendered to me during my divorce proceedings.


I would like to thank you so much for your hard work, effort and support you give me. I can't describe how happy I was because of the results of the court order. I don't know how my case could finish without your help.


Thank you for your expert counsel and professionalism on dealing with my case. Should I require a solicitor in future, I will be using Coodes.


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