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Hilary Garnett



01484 821 554


Hilary is a partner in Ramsdens’ Litigation and Employment teams. She acts principally for owner-managed businesses in a range of sectors, including printing, manufacturing, professional services and health care, but also for high net worth individuals.

Hilary specialises in large scale and complex Commercial Litigation, including disputes relating to contracts, property, and construction/building claims. Her practice includes insolvency issues, shareholder disputes, property-related claims, professional negligence claims and contentious aspects of employment law. 

Hilary has conducted litigation at all levels of the civil courts and tribunals, including the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. She also represents clients in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation and mediation. 

Hilary is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings), barrister (non-practising) and Notary Public. She is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Courts Advocates and the Notaries Society.

Hilary specialises in:


Commercial Litigation

  • Contract disputes, including construction/building disputes
  • Claims against defendants overseas
  • Property related disputes, e.g. rent and service charge claims, possession, ‘54 Act renewals, adverse possession and boundary disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Representation at Court, adjudication, arbitration and mediation


Employment - all contentious aspects of the employment relationship

  • Contractual issues
  • Grievance and dismissal procedures
  • Settlement agreements
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • Enforcement of post-termination restrictions



  • Statutory demands, bankruptcy and winding up petitions
  • Applications, principally for insolvency practitioners


What are your career highlights so far?

"Building long-standing relationships with clients and acting for them in their personal and business matters over the course of many years."


Visit our Commercial Dispute Resolution section, our Business Employment page, our Business Recovery Insolvency page, or our Notary section for more information on our services. Or alternatively, you can call our team on 01484 821 500.


I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for your highly professional and competent efforts and support, most grateful."

Anon 2024

Hilary Garnett is noted as a really efficient litigator with top-class judgment."

Legal 500, 2022

Hilary Garnett attracts praise for her 'sharp intellect and her tactical approach."

The Legal 500, 2021