Lisa Hillary



Lisa is a Partner in the London Office and a member of the Shipping and International Trade and Commodities Group and the Energy Team. She specialises in trade, trade finance and shipping disputes arising under sale contracts, charterparties and bills of lading. She is active in both the commodity and energy sectors having been involved in many high profile multi-jurisdictional trade disputes and commercial and shipping litigation. She also advises on marine and energy related insurance disputes.

Lisa acts for a broad range of clients to include banks, insurers, traders, P&I Clubs, shipowners, charterers and cargo interests in connection with court, mediation and English and International arbitration proceedings before FOSFA,GAFTA, ICC, LCIA and LMAA.

Lisa is co-chair of the membership committee of the IECA.

Lisa has been highlighted and praised in the Legal 500 for being “up and coming” and “standing out for litigation matters.”


Lisa qualified as a solicitor in 1999 having joined the firm as a trainee in 1997. She joined the partnership in 2014.

Lisa Hillary highlighted as a recommended Lawyer.
Legal 500 UK, 2019
Lisa Hillary is well regarded for shipping and trade disputes.
Legal 500, 2017
Thomas Cooper LLP is sought after by both banks and commodity trading houses. Lisa Hillary stands out for contentious matters.
Legal 500, 2016
Lisa Hillary stands out for litigation matters.
Legal 500, 2015