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The Dekagram 21st November 2022

We bring you news this week of two further awards now adorning the Deka trophy cabinet, the importance of which can hardly be overstated. Laura Begley won the Chambers & Partners Personal Injury Junior of the Year award on Thursday; and no…

Psychological injury and the Montreal Convention – A step too far?

Jack Harding examines another decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union expanding the reach of the Montreal Convention, hot on the heels of his

The Dekagram 14th November 2022

As well as the Deka Legal Bake, last week witnessed the publication of the updated ASHE and a further judgment on the subject of jurisdiction, which seems to be a growth area in satellite litigation, perhaps unsurprisingly given the effect of Exit…

Heading the Ball: Part of the Game or an Industrial Disease

With news hot off the press on Friday 11th November 2022 that thirty former professional footballer players intend to send a Letter of Claim to the Football Association, The Welsh FA and IFAB alleging negligence that heading of the football has caused…

Sports Law Update: Moskowitz v Detox Club 2022 ONSC 4063


Allegations of negligence against sports instructors often contend that there has a been a failure to warn of specific risks. This can be a powerful argument, particularly where it is agreed that there was no such warning. In

The Dekagram 7th November 2022

This week has seen a number of decisions which will be of concern to practitioners representing Claimants, including Part 20 Claimants. First, in Stait v Cosmos Insurance Limited Cyprus [2022] EWCA Civ 1429 Claimants working abroad lost some of their jurisdictional rights;…

The Dekagram 31st October 2022

It sometimes seems that the law goes through more phases more quickly than our teenage offspring; the Court of Justice of the European Union has recently determined a rash of cases on the interpretation of the Montreal Convention, and now the courts…

The Dekagram 24th October 2022

This week has seen two surprising judgments and one development which didn’t surprise anyone. First and foremost, the Chambers & Partners entries for 2023 were published on Thursday, and to no one’s surprise Deka Chambers was listed in Band 1 for travel,…

The Dekagram 17th October 2022

This week has seen interesting developments in the law relating to the recoverability of Spanish penalty interest and in recognition of judgments, as well as the publication of a consultation on proposed alterations to CPR Part 21, most notably in relation to…

Amputation Claims Revisited

One of the odd quirks of my practice in the catastrophic injury field is that I have carved out a particular speciality dealing with amputation claims. On the back of this, I was asked to lecture to PIBA on the topic in…

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