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Camilla Payen

Senior paralegal (Solicitor, FCILEx)


Areas of expertise: Holiday accident claims, Travel


Camilla is a dual qualified lawyer in the travel law team, as a solicitor and also as a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). She has experience in handling personal injury claims in the UK and abroad, for example in France, Germany, Spain, Greece and Portugal. 

She receives instructions from travel insurer clients to act on behalf of their policy holders, reporting on prospects and the general handling of claims. In addition to assisting senior members of the team, she is responsible for her own caseload of personal injury claims.

Camilla has played a significant role in multi-million-pound catastrophic injury claims handled by the team. She also has experience of clinical negligence cases, having previously worked in the firm’s clinical negligence team. 

In addition to a law degree (LLB) from the University of Surrey, Camilla completed the Legal Practice Course with a Masters of Law (LLM). She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a fluent Mauritian creole speaker.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a client who sustained injuries whilst skiing in France.
  • Acting for a client who sustained injuries following a collision in Japan.
  • Acting for a client who sustained injuries whilst on holiday in Dubai.
  • Acting for a client who sustained injuries in a road traffic accident in Portugal.
  • Assisting and preparing for trial in a complex, high value case relating to a client who sustained life-changing injuries in a motorbike accident in Germany.

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