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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 2021 describes Lexa as “a delight to work with. She’s energetic and works very well with instructing solicitors.” “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.”, “her pleadings are good and she’s also very practical when dealing with clients.”

While Legal 500 commends her “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.” Describing her as “bright and on the money.”“extremely hard working, excellent attention to detail and very client facing.” and commenting that “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.”

Previous 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

“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

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

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.