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Karen A. Corless



Legal 500 Caribbean 2019

Karen Corless is a Director in the Private Client & Trust department of Conyers Dill & Pearman. 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 2019 edition (and 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

Area(s) of Expertise

Legal Services

Upcoming Firm Events

23 Oct 2019
CIArb Brazil Branch Launch

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Rua Hungria
Jardim Europa
São Paulo

28 Oct 2019
C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Miami

1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4 Nov 2019
Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Hong Kong 2019

Grand Hyatt,
1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
Hong Kong

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