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Call: 1987    QC: 2009

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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.

Chambers and Partners 2022 describes Lexa as“fantastic and just so easy to work with. Lexa is a great advocate, who has the ear of the court. She is down to earth and matter of fact.” and commenting that“She is extremely user-friendly, approaches things in a clear and pragmatic way, and through her seniority and experience she has a very good understanding of how judges think.” “She always provides a top service and puts her clients as a priority.” While The Legal 500 2022 calls her“A rare find in that she combines academic rigour with commercial acumen and excellent advocacy skills.” “A genuine pleasure to work with. Lexa’s knowledge is wide-ranging and her experience and confidence combine to have a calming effect on a case” and“always happy to roll up her sleeves and work with instructing solicitors and able to give excellent legal guidance.”

Previous directory quotes include: 

“Incredibly intelligent and very commercial.” “Her reputation is truly fantastic. She’s a brilliant practitioner for any insolvency or restructuring matter and has such a loyal following. Judges really listen to her.” (Chambers and Partners 2021)

“[She has a] deep-rooted knowledge of banking and finance – has a vast amount of experience in this area and is able to advise on very complex arrangements with clarity and precision.” “She makes herself available and is tireless when dealing with a case – she really throws herself into the case and is a critical member of the team.” (The Legal 500 2021)

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.