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Hextalls Law 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.

Exercise of discretion in insurance contracts

David Hadfield discusses the exercise of discretion in insurance contracts.   It is common for the terms of commercial contract to permit one of the parties to withhold consent for the other party to do something or to provide that a party to the contract has the power to make a decision that affects the […]

Happy 4th Birthday – The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

On the 1 August 2020 it will be 4 years since the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (“the Act”) came into force. At the time commentators hailed the event as something of a new dawn for successful claimants seeking to enforce judgments against the insurers of insolvent defendants; as we shall see, however, […]

Vicarious liability (again): the brakes are on

Justin Clayden considers the recent decisions on vicarious liability. In the last two years there have been a number of reported decisions touching on aspects of vicarious liability and following a potential broadening of the traditional applicable principles both to the actions of tortfeasor employees and independent contractors. The Supreme Court has recently reviewed the […]