Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester Office, Karen Booth runs her own caseload of complex, high-value medical negligence cases while supervising other lawyers involved in the specialism.

Taking cases from all over the North West of England, Karen represents clients who have suffered life-changing physical or psychological injuries, or both.

Karen’s 23 year legal career has involved senior roles covering specialisms such as personal injury and industrial disease, as well as clinical negligence.

Her high reputation and acknowledged expertise has meant she has delivered training courses for both colleagues and clients.

While ensuring claimants are awarded the highest possible damages in the shortest possible time, Karen also ensures they are treated with care and respect. She knows full well they will be experiencing one of the most stressful periods in their lives. She also ensures that claimants are “kept in the loop” as far as their cases are concerned.

Karen joined Thompsons in 2019 after a distinguished career at other firms and values its unique atmosphere of mutual support and its high standards of professionalism.

In her spare time, Karen is a Girl Guide leader and runs a Girl Guide group.


One of Karen’s clients suffered a very severe vaginal tear during delivery due to the failure to assess the risks and complete an episiotomy. This resulted in the claimant needing a corrective operation. It also resulted in a severe loss of bowel and bladder control. Karen was able to negotiate substantial damages for her client.

In another case Karen negotiated compensation for a client who sustained permanent nerve damage because a needle had been negligently inserted.

As part of a specialist team of lawyers at Thompsons, Karen is taking claims on behalf of several clients who have suffered severe after-effects following surgical mesh operations. The clients’ lives have been very badly affected by the insertion of the mesh and its subsequent erosion.

Another dedicated group of Thompsons lawyers are taking claims involving birth injuries such as Cerebral Palsy. As part of that team, Karen is currently representing several clients and their families who have suffered the impact of inadequate and incompetent care during pregnancy and birth.


Karen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.


“Karen has gone the extra mile with my medical negligence case and I have never met somebody so compassionate and trustworthy. She is a professional through and through and always has her clients’ best interests at heart! I have found that to be imperative while dealing with such a sensitive matter. Her service has been second to none. I truly appreciate everything she has done. Karen has made a very difficult personal matter to me feel like a moment of strength and for that I will be eternally grateful. Thank you again!”

“I must highly recommend Karen Booth, an extremely intelligent and considerate lady. I'm getting the very best professional help and support in every aspect of my case. Karen is so amazing, she's my guardian angel, she is helping get the very best medical treatment. I just can't express how grateful I am, she's so calm and understanding, she explains everything step by step. I was quite anxious but Karen has made it so easy and stress-free. Thank you so much Karen.”