Karen is known for her enthusiasm for planning.  She has been a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 1999 and specialises in planning and environmental law, energy, licensing and public law. Her vast experience in these fields allows clients to obtain proactive, practical advice quickly and easily on even the most complex legal situations.

Karen receives numerous commendation from clients and in legal directories which consistently recommend her as a leader in the planning, environmental and public law fields. Chambers UK, A Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession 2016 comments, Karen Blair is described by clients as a “very capable” and “very impressive” practitioner who is “very knowledgeable, competent  and controlled- she instills confidence in you”.

Karen has been recognised as a “Leading Individual” by esteemed legal directory The Legal 500 2015.

Karen was elected to the Council of the UK Environmental Law Association (“UKELA”) in summer 2013, and to the Northern Ireland Council of the Confederation of British Industry (“CBI”) in December 2013.

Karen is not scared to get her hands (and quite often her feet) dirty, although her preference is for site visits on sunny afternoons.