Welcome to Carlier Legal Office

How to find an English speaking lawyer in France? You have come to the right place.

Peggy Carlier is an international lawyer based in Lille (France) having her office located in the city centre. She has particular expertise in managing international disputes that might require foreign proceedings, mediation in an international forum, the application of foreign law or the involvement of expatriates.

Peggy Carlier is indeed experienced in dealing with cases containing a foreign element, for example where one party resides abroad or must be served internationally.

She has experience in litigation, dispute resolution and regulatory matters involving an international, cross-border, European or foreign context. Her international mind-set allows her to work on matters across Europe and other continents.

She understands the challenges of working in different jurisdictions with respect to their particular cultures.

Peggy Carlier advises her clients on French law, European Law & International Law. Most of her clients are not French nationals although they may live or have lived in France or have some connection to France.

Peggy Carlier is qualified as a legal practitioner (Certified and Sworn French Attorney) and as an academic (PhD in Private international Law & Teacher of International Commercial Law at the University).

Having dealt with numbers of highly complex cases, Peggy Carlier offers you expert legal advice and strategic support, in the framework of the highest professional and ethical standards. As the firm is a small, niche practice, the clients receive a dedicated and personal service.

Peggy Carlier has significant expertise of guiding individuals and their families – particularly those who are not French nationals – through their international cases, whether in a litigation, a mediation or an arbitration matter.

Please contact her to have an appointment or to discuss your situation:


Mobile / Cell phone: 00 33 6 50 37 37 73

Emergency Action

Peggy Carlier can advise and make emergency applications in relation to child abduction situations and provide you with 24 hour action.


We offer a fixed fee service for the initial advice interview: 100 euros (30 minutes).

Contingency fee arrangements are strictly forbidden by Statute and a French Attorney may be subject to being disbarred in the event that he or she were to conclude solely a contingency fee agreement with his or her client.

Carlier Legal Office will bill according to time spent on the case.

Hourly rate: 200 euros, excluding VAT.

Payment Options

You can pay by bank transfer.

If you live in France, cheque or cash payments are also accepted.

Legal Aid

Legal aid can help you pay for representation in court or mediation, if you cannot afford it. However this will not cover legal advice. For more information, please click here: service-public.fr.