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About Resolution Collaborative Lawyers

Resolution Collaborative Lawyers
Resolution Collaborative Lawyers have been trained and completed the Resolution Collaborative Foundation training, which enables them to conduct family related matters under the Collaborative Law Model. There are codes of practice and standardised procedures.
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Our Resolution Collaborative Lawyers

Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter

Karen is a Chartered Legal Executive and Director who heads up the Family Team based at the Ely office, where for over 30 years she has given help and support to all her clients who find themselves in situations of conflict and high emotion.

A member of the Law Society Family Panel and Resolution, Karen has undertaken mediation training and qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2005 (for more information go to www.ccflg.co.uk).

Karen deals with and has experience of all aspects of Family Law including divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and all related financial issues, child welfare including residence orders and assisting grand parents and other family members to obtain Special Guardianship orders together with Step-parent Parental Responsibility Agreements.

Clients appreciate Karen's supportive approach throughout what can be a very difficult period, delivering legal advice with empathy and understanding.

Karen plays an active role in her home village. She enjoys amateur dramatics, reading and walking.

Email Karen Carpenter 

Telephone Karen Carpenter 01353 646105

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Family LawMember of ResolutionResolution Collaborative Lawyer

Richard Pennington

Richard Pennington

Richard is a solicitor and Director in our Family, Civil Litigation and Employment departments based in King's Lynn.

Richard became a solicitor in 1986, and has been a Director since May 1991. Richard brings over 20 years of litigation experience and deals with particularly contentious financial issues in divorces for SME owners and their spouses, commercial disputes of all sorts, contentious probate matters and professional negligence disputes for the firm.

Richard is a trained civil litigation mediator, a Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and a Resolution Trained Collaborative Family Lawyer able to deal with collaborative work, and is also a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

Richard is also the Chair of YMCA Norfolk and a trustee of a number of local charities, a church elder and a member of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship.


As published in The UK Legal 500 2014 East Anglia Private client Family recommended Law firms:

"Richard Pennington at Ward Gethin Archer is 'an old-fashioned litigator with a superb legal brain and great tactical awareness'; he regularly advises on contentious divorce settlements."

Email Richard Pennington 

Telephone Richard Pennington 01553 667202

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

Member of ResolutionMember of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers AssociationResolution Collaborative Lawyer