About Me

About me ‘Karen Pointon’ will help you understand my drive and enthusiasm for an industry that can sometimes be classed as impersonal and aggressive. The information below will give you an insight into my legal expertise and career to date.

My name is Karen Pointon and I qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in December 2002. I am married and have a little boy. Although I was born in Stoke on Trent, I have worked throughout the United Kingdom. It is only now that I have opened my own legal practice that I am able to work back in my home town permanently.

With the exception of my 3 years working for DLA Piper, my legal career has consisted of Claimant work - acting for the individual in respect of personal injury and loss claims. My 3 years at DLA Piper gave me the necessary Defendant experience to then utilise in my future Claimant work - I now have a much better understanding as to how and why certain claims are defended and am able to pre-empt and prepare for this in my current work.

Pointon & Co Solicitors Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company number 7681033. The registered address and address for all correspondence is 5 Longclough Road, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs, ST5 7SW.

Pointon & Co Solicitors Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Details of the SRA's Code of Conduct can be found at www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/code-of-conduct.page

Legal Experience

2000 - 2001 - I was employed as a Claimant paralegal at David Lago & Co Solicitors in Crewe, Cheshire

2001 - 2003 - I was employed as a Trainee Solicitor at Griffiths & Co Solicitors in Yardley, Birmingham

2003 - 2006 - I was employed as a Defendant Solicitor at international Firm DLA Piper in Birmingham

2006 - 2007 - I was employed as a Claimant Solicitor at Bentley Solicitors, in Crewe, Cheshire

2007 - 2008 - I took a locum contract as a Claimant Solicitor at Millichips Solicitors in West Bromwich

2008 - July 2011 - I was employed as a Claimant Solicitor at Nightingale & Co Solicitors, in Hindley, Wigan

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