With a BCom LLB from University of Pretoria, Karen was admitted as an Attorney in 1994, and worked at the Masters Office and Absa Trust gaining experience in estate matters for almost 7 years. She was also admitted as a Conveyancer in 1997.
She started her own practice in 2002 and specialises in the administration of deceased estates, deceased estate transfers and general conveyancing. She represents the Pretoria Attorneys Association on the Deceased and Insolvency Committee. She is also the chairperson of the Deceased and Insolvency Committee of the Law Society (LSNP).