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Multilingual French legal assistant specialising in personal injury claims across Europe and UK

Expertise and experience

Lucille is an experienced legal assistant in the field of civil litigation, with particular expertise in road traffic accidents, debt recovery and other civil disputes.

She has worked at Pierre Thomas since 2011 and, as well as assisting senior solicitors with their caseloads, handles her own caseload acting for victims, defendants and their insurers. She is bilingual and has particular expertise in cross border litigation in England and France.

Lucille assists on highly complex cases including brain injury cases, fatalities and multiple jurisdiction cases. She also deals with low-value traffic accidents in the UK through the MOJ portal on behalf of foreign victims.

Lucille has considerable experience in children injury claims, where settlement has to be approved by the court.

She also deals with enforcement of French judgments in England.

Within the English jurisdiction, Lucille has dealt with cases involving the laws of France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland.

Lucille has a good understanding of the law and its practical aspects. She has a “can-do” attitude when it comes to difficult cases and is well known for her strong problem-solving and investigative skills. A client once gave her a Sherlock Holmes cap at the conclusion of the case for her excellent detective work.

Lucille is a member of Cilex (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives).

Sample cases include

For claimants

  • Achieved a £40,000 settlement for a French pedestrian who was hit by a driver when she was crossing the road as the pedestrian light was red.
  • Successfully obtained refunds for multiple French clients from a well-known budget airline company for cancelled flights.
  • Successfully enforced a foreign judgement on behalf of a French client for £40,000 against an uninsured English skier following a skiing accident in France.
  • Obtained compensation in the sum of £7,000 from the CICA for a French victim of an assault in England.
  • Negotiated settlement for a French skier who was involved in an accident in Switzerland caused by an English skier where there was a dispute over limitation.
  • Assisted in obtaining compensation in the sum of £100,000 for a minor who was involved in a road traffic accident along with the minor’s mother and brother who witnessed the accident.

For defendants

  • Represented a French insurer following a collision on a motorway in France involving five Claimants. Successfully reduced damages claimed to a reasonable level.
  • Involved in a multi-million-pound brain injury case brought by an English Claimant and his family following a road traffic accident in Italy. The firm represented the French insurer of a vehicle and agreed a split liability and a substantially reduction in damages.

Outside the office

In her free time, Lucille enjoys spending time with her family, swimming and watching live music.


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