Mason Hayes Solicitors

Karen Houghton

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Karen has over 17 years of high level, hands-on legal, operational and industry expertise in both Corporate and Commercial matters. Karen’s work has covered all elements of the UK telecoms market and she has extensive experience in leading high value and complex commercial contract negotiations with suppliers, customers, carriers, resellers and outsource providers.

Karen was formerly Director of Legal Services for TalkTalk Business and TalkTalk Technology (the B2B fixed line and network/technology operations of TalkTalk Telecom Group plc) where she was responsible for delivering legal, commercial and regulatory services.

Karen practised as a Corporate lawyer for almost 6 years at a leading international law firm where she principally specialised in mergers and acquisitions and private equity work. Karen’s corporate experience at both TalkTalk and in private practice has encompassed both the “buy” and “sell” sides and in addition to leading the main transaction, she brings valuable expertise in assisting with both pre and post transaction matters.

Karen’s unique blend of industry and private practice experience allows her to really understand the issues faced by clients and enables her to provide real value added advice to help clients achieve their goals.

This experience has resulted in Karen being retained for work by several clients to carry out regular commercial work. This has given the client the benefit of having their legal work fulfilled through a quasi-in-house lawyer model, but without the same overhead, cost and expense which is involved in employing someone.

Recent Notables

2019 Mason Hayes Solicitors wins the Best Niche Commercial Law Firm 2019 in the SME News Awards
2016 Shortlisted at the M&A Awards
2015 Appointed as a Director and Trustee of the Warrington Wolves Foundation
2014 Mason Hayes Solicitors shortlisted for Small Law Firm of the Year in the Manchester Legal Awards
2013 Appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Tactus Limited
2012 Appointed Governor of an independent school in Greater Manchester for pupils aged 3-18


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