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Novel claim asserting a duty to protect reputation is struck out: Piepenbrock v LSE [2022] EWHC 2421

Laura Johnson KC, instructed on behalf of the London School of Economics and Political Science (“LSE”) and seven other associated defendants, has succeeded in an application to strike out a seven figure claim brought by a former teaching fellow of LSE.  Dr…

9 Gough Chambers and 1 Chancery Lane announce completion of merger and the launch of Deka Chambers

9 Gough Chambers and 1 Chancery Lane today complete their merger, first announced in April 2022. Together, the two sets are launching Deka Chambers.

Deka Chambers comprises over 110 barristers, including 14 market leading Silks. It is one of the biggest common…

Deka Chambers Ranked in Legal 500 2023

We are delighted to announce that Deka Chambers and 66 members are ranked in 14 practice areas in Legal 500.

Deka Chambers is ranked as a Top Tier Set for: 

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud: ‘A very good set with a…

The Weekly Roundup: The Self-Congratulatory Edition

Our devoted readers will already be aware that today is a very special day in the history of the Weekly Roundup; it will cease to be the 1CL Weekly Roundup, and becomes the Deka Chambers Weekly Roundup. This is due, of course,…

Deka Webinar: Consent in Clinical Negligence Claims

Speakers: Ella Davis, John Schmitt, Anirudh Mandagere

Date: 6th October 2022

Time: 12pm

In this webinar Ella, John and Anirudh will provide an overview of principles regarding consent in relation to breach and causation. It will include recent case updates and practical…

Lord Chief Justice allows Attorney General’s Reference on a point of law relating to the Colston Statue Case

Tom Little KC was instructed to represent the Attorney General in Reference No 1 of 2022 on a point of law relating to the directions that were given to the jury in the high profile Colston statute case. The Lord Chief Justice…

Crown Court CTL rulings were unlawful

Tom Little KC representing the DPP succeeded in persuading the Divisional Court that Crown Court Judges were acting unlawfully in expressing a view as to the merits of the current industrial action by the Criminal Bar Association and had failed to take…

Deka Chambers shortlisted in British Legal Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year in the British Legal Awards 2022.

The British Legal Awards, now in their 13th year and hosted by International, are the premier legal awards in the region, representing the…

Inquest into the death of Yassar Yaqub

The inquest into the death of Yassar Yaqub started today (20th September). Mr Yaqub was shot dead by police in a car in which he was a passenger near junction 24 of the M62 motorway on the 2nd January 2017.

Tom Little KC and Patricia…

AB v BB [2022] EWHC 1965 (Fam) DHCJ David Lock QC

Edward Lamb, instructed by Georgina Emmerson of Ellis Jones Solicitors, successfully defended an application by the mother AB (“the Mother”) under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 for the summary return of EF to Cyprus, where the Mother claimed the child…

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