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Lexa Hilliard QC

Wilberforce Chambers (Chambers of Michael Furness QC)


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.

Her insolvency practice covers all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency. She advises creditors, directors, companies and office holders on a wide variety of corporate insolvency matters including, liquidation, administration, schemes of arrangement, CVAs and other less formal work-outs.

Her contentious insolvency work covers asset tracing, the setting aside of prior transactions, wrongful and fraudulent trading and directors’ disqualification. Her work often has an international dimension which, as the legal directories point out, means that she is “particularly adept at advising on cross-border insolvency issues”.


Call: 1987, QC: 2009.

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Lexa Hilliard QC - Wilberforce ChambersHer sheer depth of experience means she has seen and done virtually everything, either here or overseas.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks

Lexa Hilliard QC - Wilberforce ChambersShe is very effective even when under extreme pressure.

Within: Company and partnership

An 'excellent set with all necessary levels of expertise in commercial areas', Wilberforce Chambers' members are instructed in all areas of company law, including financial assistance, shareholder disputes, and directors' duties matters. Lexa Hilliard QCBobby Friedman, and 2019 silk James Bailey QC are advising a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll on the acquisition of the business and assets of the Force India racing team, in Re Force India (Formula 1). In another matter, Terence Mowschenson QC successfully acted for the claimant in Sky Stream Corp v Alexander Pleshekov; a dispute over the ownership of a 20% stake in Transaero Airlines.

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Within: Leading Silks

Lexa Hilliard QC - Wilberforce ChambersShe is an impressive silk.

Within: Insolvency

Wilberforce Chambers houses specialists in corporate and personal insolvency litigation and advice, who are often instructed on matters in the UK and offshore. Lexa Hilliard QCJames Bailey QC and Bobby Friedman acted in Re Force India (Formula 1), while Bailey and Marcia Shekerdemian QC were instructed on Re Paul Baxendale Walker. Shekerdemian QC is particularly noted for her expertise in restructuring and insolvency litigation, successfully representing the security trustees in the contested application for the removal of the administrators in Re: Zinc Hotels (Investments) Ltd.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Lexa Hilliard QC - Wilberforce ChambersShe stands out for her sheer depth of experience.

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