Karen Bussell


Arriving in Devon in 1982 to work as a commercial diver, Karen took up law after a varied career which included management, lecturing and journalism. She joined Nash in February 2002 from a large regional firm and has a client base of both employers and employees.

Karen brings her extensive and varied background of work outside the legal profession to bear providing pragmatic, business-focussed assistance to SMEs and schools, ranging from the day-to-day vagaries of the workplace and bespoke contracts to restructuring, TUPE and tribunal proceedings. She also advises high net worth employees particularly in regard to negotiating contract terms and settlement agreements.

Employer clients include the civil engineering, construction, care and education sectors, retail and professional services such as solicitors, accountancy firms and architects.

Legal 500 notes:

Partner Karen Bussell is ‘very professional and hardworking’ and provides ‘pragmatic advice with the ability to understand complex scenarios very quickly’.

Karen has a reputation for preparing her cases ‘thoroughly and realistically’.

Karen can also provide training and has lectured at Plymouth University for a number of years within both the law and business schools as well as having provided in-house courses to businesses, groups and Chambers of Commerce.

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I approached Karen Bussell to deal with a challenging employment law issue. I outlined the situation to her and received quick, pertinent and valuable written advice from her within a very short timescale, as time was of the essence. I was also able to contact her out of hours which was particularly helpful. I was very appreciative of the helpful and pragmatic advice she offered and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone experiencing employment law difficulties.

Mr Clark


Karen, thank you for for all you did concerning my redundancy, the outcome was more than l could have hoped for, coming and talking to you about it and letting you represent me was by far the best thing I did. Once again thank you.

T Woodward


Thank you for your assistance Karen, you have been great.  I would not hesitate to contact Nash & Co Solicitors again in the future should the need arise and will also recommend Karen and the firm to anyone I know who requires legal advice.

Mrs S