Hextalls picks up Stallard’s shipping team

Insurance specialist Hextalls has picked up four partners from London’s Stallard, just months after the latter firm was taken over by DMH.

The new team comprises shipping and transport partners Dominic Lang, Paul Bugden, Jonny Duval and Alex Vassiliades. The move comes just months after 15-partner London firm Stallard merged with South East player DMH.

Hextalls senior partner Paul Connolly said the acquisition of the Stallards shipping team dovetails perfectly with the firm’s insurance practice. The firm now has 25 partners plus three US partners operating out of its New York based US associated LLP.