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Why Karen Eckstein Limited?

Karen and Polly deliver the full range of risk services via Thrive under either a general retainer with no monthly cost or via their Embed and Protect® service, which provides ongoing support to suit your needs.

They can also provide targeted support to help you manage your risk in specific areas, such as engagement letters via their Close the Circle® service, or the risks associated with remote and flexible working via Flex DeRisk®.

Alternatively, Karen and Polly can conduct a high-level review of your key areas of professional risk through their Risk Insight Report® service.

Karen and Polly work with their clients to reengineer their businesses to better manage their risks, delivering improved relationships, more opportunities and increased profitability in a bespoke and proactive way.

Karen Eckstein

Solicitor and Risk Management Expert

Karen is an experienced and practical, pragmatic adviser on risk. She has a national reputation in her specialist fields and has been recognised by the tax profession at the LexisNexis Taxation Awards on several occasions.

She is a Chartered Tax Advisor, as well as an experienced professional indemnity and litigation solicitor. Karen has also achieved the International Certificate in Risk Management (IRM).

Karen is noted as a Leader in Tax in the International Global Review of Women in Tax, as well as achieving high rankings in Chambers and Legal 500.

Karen is a member of the Risk and Audit Committee of the IRM.

This rare combination of skills makes Karen uniquely able to advise professionals on a variety of risk issues.

Polly Coram

Solicitor and Risk Management Expert

Polly Coram is a qualified solicitor, with more than 10 years’ experience of finding solutions for clients. Polly has accumulated a broad and varied CV, having commenced her career with Karen as a contentious litigator, before moving into industry to manage risk and compliance on a non-contentious basis.

It was Karen who sparked Polly’s passion and determination to “get things right in a practical way” and to solve not only the issue at hand, but also to minimise the risk of similar issues recurring. As Polly moved into industry, Karen continued to act as a friend and mentor and the gold standard for the policies and processes Polly was looking to introduce.

Over the years, Polly has represented both claimants and defendants in matters involving professional negligence, tax, trusts, and estate issues, and provided guidance to clients, insurers and interested parties on how to manage their risk.

Polly has assisted clients and organisations in improving and resolving issues relating to their conflict policies, anti-bribery, GDPR, HR, constitutional documents, and payroll across both the professional services and not for profit sector.

Polly has acted as a Charitable Trustee and Company Secretary.

Polly is passionate about helping her clients improve and reach their full potential, and key to that is practically and proactively managing their risk.

Our partnership

We pride ourselves on being expert lawyers with lived experience—and the people partner you can trust.

That is why we partner with organisations like Karen Eckstein Limited that share and practice our progressive values and ethos.

Both Thrive and Karen Eckstein Limited are client-focused. Like us, Karen and Polly pre-empt problems and deliver proactive, long-term solutions.

As a partner, Karen Eckstein Limited is:

Pragmatic and realistic
Bespoke and knowledgeable
Practical and proactive

Karen and Polly provide a full range of risks services to ensure that your professional and tax risk is properly managed and mitigated and any disputes resolved in a commercial and cost-effective manner.

Close the Circle®

When did you last review your engagement letters and terms and conditions?

Karen and Polly’s Close the Circle® service can help.

Embed and Protect®

Do you want a professional risk management service?

Benefit from a holistic embedded, risk management service, provided by Embed and Protect®.

Tax DeRisk™

Are you having problems with HMRC?

If you’re struggling with contentious tax issues, the Tax DeRisk™ service can help.

RiskBites® Club

Don’t have the time to attend lengthy risk management courses?

Attend a risk helpline and monthly risk training in Karen and Polly’s RiskBites® Club.


Are you having problems with your PII renewal?

Karen and Polly offer innovative solutions to clients with a troubled professional indemnity claims history.


Are you buying or selling a professional services business?

The De2Risk® service can provide an analysis of the risks involved and enhance the terms you can achieve.

Flex DeRisk®

The Flex DeRisk® service helps manage these risks and provides simple, practical guidance, along with a remote and flexible working policy if required, and so much more.

Risk Insight Report®

Don’t have the time or resources for a complete review of your internal policies, processes and procedures? A Risk Insight Report® might be the solution you are looking for.

Lectures on Risk

Karen is a popular and well regarded lecturer on professional risk management and tax risk issues and lecturing services are provided direct by Karen Eckstein Limited.

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