‘Maud Lepez is a clever and savvy operator. She is a delight to work with.’
“Your dedication and work ethics has made this horrible experience bearable. I will be forever grateful for your help and professionalism that took this case from nothing to a great ending. Without you I would never have succeeded.”
“I would just like to thank Maud for all her help over the last few years. Her calm advice, knowledge and professionalism have made what was always going to be a difficult process, that much easier and gave me the confidence that we would eventually achieve an acceptable outcome. I always felt well-informed, updated on progress regularly and when decisions had to be made I did so feeling confident that I had all the necessary information and guidance to do so.”
Maud is head of the department responsible for European personal injury claims.
She is a bilingual, dual-qualified lawyer with over 15 years of experience in personal injury cross-border litigation in England and France.
During her career, Maud has acted for claimants and defendants in personal injury litigation and this gives her a strategic mindset, anticipating what the other side will say. She currently focuses almost exclusively on claimant cases, although occasionally advises on defendant cases where her expertise is required.
Within the English jurisdiction, Maud has dealt with cases involving the laws of France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Poland, Andorra and Lithuania.
In her French practice, Maud also acts for clients based in other English-speaking countries, such as the US and Australia, who need an English-speaking French lawyer.
Her cases are varied in terms of severity and types of injuries, including:
Maud also acts for the French social security institutions and pursues claims against English defendants to recover their outlay, alongside the victim’s claims or independently.
Maud always has her clients’ interests at heart and is a good listener who understands clients’ needs and goals. She communicates complex issues of foreign law and procedure in an intelligible way and in the client’s own language and is pro-active in finding solutions within time and money constraints.
In 2017, Maud spoke at the Institute for European Traffic Law’s annual conference in Vienna and took part in a roundtable of comparative law and practice on expert evidence, presenting the English practice. She is engaged with the Paris Bar to provide CPD training to students and members of the Bar and she has delivered in October 2021 a webinar on practical handling of personal injury claims with an international component.
Maud is a busy mother of three boys and loves spending time with them, especially travelling and discovering new places and cultures.
She is involved in actions to fight climate change and protect the environment.
She also loves reading (mainly French and American literature), practicing yoga and cooking.