Lea Maynard

Senior Paralegal

I joined Buckles Solicitors in July 2016 as a Paralegal in our French Law department and was promoted to Senior Paralegal in April 2021. I’m a French national and fluent in English, assisting the team with all types of matters as well as running my own caseload mainly specialising in French estate administration matters with a cross border element.

Before moving to England, I graduated top of my class in 2011 from one of the best French law universities (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas) with a Masters in IT Law. I then worked for two years as an intern, and subsequently as a paralegal for a small Parisian law firm. I moved to the UK in September 2015 and, in April 2017, I completed my LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Nottingham, and achieved a distinction. I plan to qualify as a solicitor under the new Solicitors Qualification Exam in the next couple of years.

In my spare time I relax by playing video games or watching e-sports, reading fantasy books (the longer the better!) and hanging out with my two cats.