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Karl Jansen

National Managing Partner | Nottingham

"He provides a fantastic service. He has a real strength in corporate transactions, and is very responsive and client-focused."
Chambers & Partners, 2021

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About Karl

As National Managing Partner, Karl is responsible for the leadership and management of the Firm and driving the Firm’s strategy, working in conjunction with our Chair Julian Middleton, Senior Partner Philippa Dempster, and the Management Board.

Prior to taking up his current role, Karl was a corporate lawyer for more than 25 years, latterly as National Head of the Firm’s Corporate Department, and achieved recognition by The Legal 500 (2024 edition) as a Leading Individual in their Hall of Fame which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.

His longstanding client relationships include Travis Perkins and Tarmac.

Over his 30+ years at Freeths, Karl has helped take the Firm from a £2m turnover single-office practice into the leading national firm that it is today.

Notable work & expertise


  • KS

    "We are extremely grateful for the consistently outstanding support given by Freeths to Tarmac. The team's dedication and professionalism has enabl...

    Katie Smart, UK Head of Legal


  • “Head of corporate Karl Jansen ‘is one of the best lawyers that you will find anywhere’ according to one source.”

    Client testimonial

  • DW

    "I have worked with Freeths for over 20 years, and when we decided to run a competitive process to attract new investment I had no hesitation in ap...

    Dean Westmoreland

    Omar Group Limited

  • "Much of the praise must go to head of department Karl Jansen, who received his fair share of individual plaudits. He is described as ‘an extraordi...

    Client testimonial

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