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Lexa Hilliard QC

Call: 1987    QC: 2009

+44 (0)20 7306

Practice Overview

Lexa Hilliard QC is a popular and well-respected silk who is recommended by the legal directories as a leading silk for commercial dispute resolution, commercial chancery, company, insolvency and professional negligence. Her expertise also covers arbitration, banking and finance as well as fraud. She regularly advises in connection with off-shore disputes in the Channel Islands, the Caribbean and the Isle of Man.

Clients note that she is: “keenly commercial, incredibly passionate and works seamlessly with the team” and that she has: “hugely impressive advocacy skills and strategic input.” She regularly handles high value, legally complex cases in both the domestic and international market, acting both as advocate and expert. She has particular experience of cross-border litigation, often involving an insolvency or civil fraud angle. Her ability to be “highly inventive and always think of new ways to approach a case” allied to her: “no-nonsense approach” ensure her success with judges and tribunals as well as clients.

Recent directory quotes include:

“She is exceptionally bright and there is nothing that she doesn’t know just off the top of her head.” Chambers & Partners 2020

“Her approach is refreshingly considered and measured, and she is also very strategic and robust.” Chambers & Partners 2020

“She very hands-on and passionate about her clients’ cases, and is a very reliable and user-friendly silk to work with.” Chambers & Partners 2020

“Her sheer depth of experience means she has seen and done virtually everything, either here or overseas.” Legal 500 2020

“She is very effective even when under extreme pressure.” Legal 500 2020

“Really distinguishes herself with her paperwork and seems to have a real knack for anticipating points that judges are going to raise.” Chambers & Partners 2019

“Very proactive and goes the extra yard to come up with suggestions that we haven’t thought about. She offers incredible value and insight.” Chambers & Partners 2019

“She wins a case before you’ve set foot in the court room.” Legal 500 2019

“Incredibly impressive; very clear and concise and extremely quick to grasp the issues.” Legal 500 2019

Between 1990 and 2011, she practised from South Square. Prior to that, she lectured in law at Durham University.

She regularly provides talks, podcasts and webinars and is on the Commercial Litigation Editorial Board of Lexis PSL.