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Phone: +971 50 6567935
Email:  karen.kilgallen@kbh.ae


  • Dublin City University, Bachelors of Arts (Hons) Economics, Politics & Law

  • Irish Institute of Taxation – Part 1 AITI

  • Law Society of Ireland - Professional Practice Course

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Dispute
  • Resolution Company
  • Secretarial / Wills Financial
  • Services General Corporate
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Real Estate


  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Registered as Lawyer with Legal Affairs Department Dubai, UAE

Karen Kilgallen


Karen Kilgallen is a Solicitor and an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at KBH. She is dual qualified in Ireland and England and Wales with 5 years post qualification experience.

Karen advises clients in a range of areas including contractual disputes, general commercial litigation, employment, finance and regulatory law and enforcement of judgments overseas. Her practice area focuses on commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration. She represents clients involved in disputes before the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre as well as assisting clients in respect of their on-shore matters and managing local Counsel.

Karen is a DIFC Registered Wills Practitioner and advises clients in respect of their estate planning in Dubai. She can advise clients on all aspects of their estate management, Wills, Trusts and Probate matters.

Karen has also assisted clients on a pro-bono basis in the Small Claims Tribunal of the DIFC Courts providing legal advice, support and guidance.

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Our People

DK Singh

Basem Al Muthafer

Haifa Khunji

Bushra Ahmed

Karen Kilgallen  

Robert Whitehead

Stincy Joseph 

Stephanie Dubreuil

Ali Al Shamlawi

Thamer F. Al Hadiah

Muatasem Agha

Khalid Sweidan