Karen Tobin

Karen Tobin Partner

Karen Tobin

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Karen represents clients primarily in the area of family law. In 2021, 2022 and again in 2023, Karen won Munster Family Lawyer of the Year at the Irish Law Awards as well as winning overall National Family Lawyer of the Year Award 2023.

Karen’s family law experience focuses on divorce, judicial separation, civil partnership, nullity, surrogacy, custody and access disputes, maintenance and domestic violence disputes in contentious and non-contentious matters.  

In addition to Karen’s work in family law, she is a trusted advisor in the area of personal injury in both defence and plaintiff litigation representing parties at all court levels.  

Karen is also an Accredited Mediator with the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland (MII). This has further enhanced her skills and she is a firm believer in ‘outside the courtroom’ settlement. Karen will always endeavour to engage with the solicitor acting for the other party to see if a compromise can be reached. Karen’s focus on compromise is inevitably the best solution for clients as they have an element of control over the outcome.


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • BCL, University College Cork

  • Certificate in Human Resources, CIPD

  • Winner, Munster Family Lawyer of the year 2021, Irish Law Awards
  • Member of the Roll of Solicitors, Law Society of Ireland 

  • Member of the Southern Law Association 

  • Committee member, Cork Family Lawyers’ Association