Karen Parkinson
  • Karen Parkinson

  • Legal Assistant

Career History:

  • Police Officer, 1979 to 1990
  • North Durham Magistrates Court, 1990 to 2002
  • Smith & Graham,  2002 to 2003
  • Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2003 to Present

Experience and Expertise:

I work in the Criminal Crown Court department preparing cases for Trial and attend the Crown Court to assist Counsel with hearings.

When You Were a Child, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?

A Vet or Police Officer

Why Law As a Career?

I have worked within the criminal system since leaving school and enjoy the variety of cases this line of work brings and of course the many varied clients I meet. 

What One Thing Could You Not Live Without?

My dogs

Hobbies and Interests:

Walking my dogs & chilling with my husband