Welcome to Hextalls

Hextalls Ltd is a modern specialist law firm with many years' experience of providing straightforward, pragmatic and understandable legal advice. We are committed to giving clients a top quality commercial service. We specialise in insurance and dispute resolution and are also known for our expertise in the travel, tourism and transport industries.

David Hadfield discusses the Court of Apeal decision in Zurich Insurance PLC v Maccaferri Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1302

This Court of Appeal decision concerned the interpretation of a claims notification condition in fairly standard terms. The decision underlines the need for insurers to both understand the law and get their drafting right. Zurich insured Maccaferri under a PL/Products policy against accidental death and personal injury. It contained a condition precedent requiring the insured […]

Chelton v Acromas Holidays Ltd t/a Saga – Success for Emma Bond of Hextalls in Taunton County Court

Emma Bond of Hextalls acted for Saga, successfully defending this case to trial at Taunton County Court, instructing James Candlin of 12 King’s Bench Walk to appear at trial on behalf of Saga. Recorder Browne-Wilkinson dismissed the claim in December 2016, finding for the defendant. Its outcome illustrates that there is no substitute for proper […]

Wendy Mayes discusses the recent case of Edwards v Sutton LBC [2016] EWCA Civ 1005

The issue of an occupier’s liability and its duty to protect visitors against an obvious danger was considered by the Court of Appeal in the above case. The Local Authority appealed a decision that it was primarily liable under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 in respect of serious injuries sustained by the Claimant. Mr Edwards […]