Hilary Messer

Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution

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Hilary Messer is a Senior Associate at Gardner Leader in the Dispute Resolution team based in Maidenhead.

Hilary has a comprehensive knowledge of civil litigation and practices in all areas of commercial dispute resolution. She has a particular interest in what may best be described as ‘cause cases’, acting for the individual against bureaucracy and officialdom. Hilary has developed a reputation for having high levels of tenacity and enterprise. These attributes make Hilary a formidable opponent and ensure that she is able to secure the very best outcome she can for her clients. Hilary is not afraid to take on cases from which others shy away.

Hilary has a special interest in Shared Appreciation Mortgages (SAMs). Voted one of the Hot 100 Lawyers of 2009 for her work challenging the banks on SAM terms, also Times Lawyer of the Week and Law Society Lawyer of the month for her work on SAMs, Hilary continues to take instruction from those adversely affected by SAMs.

Hilary was initially called to the Bar in 1986 but requalified as a Solicitor and was admitted to the roll in early 1991. She was a partner and latterly director at rwp solicitors where she practiced for 22 years before moving to Hedges Law in Oxfordshire for 3.5 years, leaving to join Gardner Leader.

Hilary’s work includes:

Blogs and Articles

External Publications


Qualified: 1991
Joined: 2015

Hilary Messer
Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution