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Lexa Hilliard QC

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.

“Handles complex matters with great skill”. “She has that ability to think about points that others wouldn’t and has special skill in making new law.” Chambers & Partners 2018

“Singled out for praise by Judges.” Legal 500 2018

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

“Confident, extremely thorough, very easy to deal with, and someone with an incredibly high intellect.” “She’s got a great courtroom style – everything is very carefully thought through. She is also a lovely person to deal with.” Chambers & Partners, 2016

“Incisive, highly intelligent, practical” and “a fantastic advocate.” The Legal 500, 2016

She handles a wide range of substantial claims, especially those touching upon professional negligence, insolvency and company issues.

“Exceptional lawyer and a pleasure to work with.” Chambers & Partners 2018

“She has excellent attention to detail.” Legal 500 2018

“Her ability to get up to speed very quickly is very, very impressive.” Chambers & Partners 2017

“Her performance was excellent – she was really on top of all aspects of the case Her performance on paper and her delivery to the judge were excellent, and she was
available night and day and at short notice.” Chambers & Partners, 2016

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.