Karen Corless is a Director in the Bermuda Private Client & Trust practice. Karen joined Conyers in 2006 and became a director in 2012.

Karen’s practice covers all aspects of trust and private client law with particular focus on international and local estate planning arrangements, the review, restructuring and resettlement of trusts, providing advice on matters of trust interpretation and advising individual and corporate trustees and private trust companies on their duties and obligations.



Professional Background

  • Senior Legal Counsel, Private Client Services, HSBC Bank of Bermuda
  • Associate, Trusts and Financial Structures Department, Appleby, Bermuda


  • College of Law, Law Society’s Final Examinations, 1991
  • Bristol University, LLB, 1990
  • Queens University, B.A. (Hons.), 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, Barrister and Attorney, 1995
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 1994 (not currently practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2024 and 2023 edition as a “Rising Star” (and recognised generally since 2012) of Legal 500 Caribbean (trusts/private client)
  • Recognised in the 2015 edition of Who’s Who Legal (private client)


  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Bermuda Bar Association