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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.

Recent directory quotes include:

“Really distinguishes herself with her paperwork and seems to have a real knack for anticipating points that judges are going to raise. She is a good person to go to if you want to avoid court or know how best to maximise your position.” 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

“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

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

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

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

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.