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Lexa Hilliard QC

Call: 1987    QC: 2009

+44 (0)20 7306 0102lhilliard@wilberforce.co.uk

Professional Liability

Lexa advises on and litigates claims for negligence against professionals including directors, auditors, solicitors, insolvency practitioners (IPs) and investment advisers.

“Very bright and thorough.” Legal 500 2018

“Excellent client skills, a pleasure to work with and is an extremely good advocate.” Chambers & Partners 2017

“A fantastic advocate.” The Legal 500 2016

Representative cases include:

  • Re a firm of solicitors (2017) (confidential) acting in a claim against a firm of solicitors for loss caused by acting without authority
  • Lime Petroleum Plc (2016): acting on behalf of the directors of oil and gas joint venture company incorporated in the Isle of Man to defend negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims against them.
  • Stanford Bank v Nigel Hamilton Smith, Peter Wastel & Anr (2015): instructed on behalf of the firm of the former joint liquidators of Stanford Bank, Antigua, in connection with a negligence claim that has been issued against the firm in Antigua by Stanford Bank, acting by the current joint liquidators.
  • McCausland v Drenagh Farms Limited (2014): instructed to appear in the High Court, Northern Ireland on behalf of the administrator of a large estate in Northern Ireland in connection with a claim that the administrator had negligently disposed of the estate at an undervalue and failed to rescue the company as a going concern.
  • P(UK) Realisations Limited (2014 and ongoing): instructed on behalf of the liquidators of an English company in connection with allegations by a Chinese corporate creditor of negligence and misfeasance by the liquidators.
  • Perpetual PMLC v Marlborough & Others (2013): instructed by Guernsey Advocates on behalf of professional directors in a negligence claim against them in Guernsey.
  • Freddy Kalatschi v. Shay Bannon & Michael Simons (2012): instructed on behalf of the defendants in a claim for professional negligence and misfeasance against the former administrators (case settled).
  • X v. Deloitte LLP (2011): instructed on behalf of an insolvent company in relation to negligence claim against former auditors (settled after mediation).