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Members of Chambers upgraded on the CPS Advocate Panel list

We are delighted to announce that several members of Chambers have been upgraded on the CPS Advocate Panel list.

Giles Bedloe and Jennifer Newcomb upgraded to Level 4 in the fraud specialist panel for the CPS.

Laura Hibberd upgraded to Level 3…

Schrödinger’s Fact

This article is co-written by Jack Harding of Deka Chambers and Michael Hagan of

Laura Begley and Thomas Jones represent German national in his CICA claim for catastrophic brain injuries

Laura Begley and Thomas Jones, instructed by Jon Nicholson of Anthony Gold, acting on a pro bono basis, represented a young German national in his criminal injuries compensation scheme claim for catastrophic brain injuries sustained during an unprovoked assault. The Applicant was…

Dekinar Recording: Annual Festive Case Law Update: Part 1

In yesterday’s webinar, Maurice Rifat, Cyrus Katrak, Roderick Abbott, Conor Kennedy and Francesca O’Neill took attendees on a whistlestop tour of key cases of 2022.

They looked at the most interesting and significant cases of the year in the areas of probate,…

When cross border practitioners can get around Brexit (and when they can’t): Cooper v Freedom Travel Group and Bank of Scotland (Halifax) [2022] EWCA Civ 1557

On 31st December 2020, the UK-EU transition period ended. This meant that the recast Brussels Convention ceased to apply. The English courts now apply the jurisdictional rules under CPR 6.36 to such cross-border claims, with the result that a would-be claimant must…

Deka Briefing: Workplace Liabilities

Deka Chambers is a pre-eminent common law Set.  We are proud of the range of market leading expertise we offer across our different practice areas. At the heart of our ethos is celebrating those things that connect us as well as championing…

Dekinar: Annual Festive Case Law Update: Part 2

Date & Time: Tuesday 13th December, 12pmSpeakers: Esther Pounder, Andrew Spencer, Ed Lamb, John Schmitt, Amelia Katz

In the second of our annual case law updates, Esther Pounder, Andrew Spencer, Ed Lamb, John Schmitt and Amelia Katz will be taking you on…

The Dekagram 5th December 2022

This week the team has been reflecting on a recent Court of Appeal case which turned out to be something of an evidential surprise; and on issues around disability and handicap on the open labour market. Both areas in which uncertainty is…

A & Anor v B & Anor [2022] EWHC 2962 (Fam) (23 November 2022) 

Edward Lamb, instructed by Amy Rowe of Dawson Cornwell acted for the adopters in this case involving a Hague Convention adoption from an Asian country into the UK. Judd J identifies that these cases are complex and require specialist legal advice on…

Deka Chambers attends University of Law Pupillage Fair

Members of Deka Chambers attended the University of Law’s virtual pupillage fair on 30 November 2022.

The event was held by video to increase accessibility and to permit an informal setting for potential applicants to ask any questions they had. 700 students…

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