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Recognition for Deka Chambers’ barristers in Best Lawyers 2024

Congratulations to our twelve barristers who have been recognised in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2024.

Jacob Levy KC, Simon Readhead KC, John Foy KC, Edward Faulks KC, Graham Aldous KC, Edward Bishop KC, Andrew Warnock KC, Matthew Chapman KC,…

Hulme v Handley Law Ltd

In a decision from March just published, Costs Judge Leonard ruled that the defendant in this case had “every right” to terminate its retainer with a clinical negligence client when presented with evidence that she had lied about the severity of her…

The Dekagram: 5th June 2023

Last week we were asking ourselves whether the courts’ introduction of artificial intelligence is imminent. This week we read that the time it takes to bring a claim to trial has reached an all-time high of just under 80 weeks, up six…

The Dekagram: 30th May 2023

Regular readers will already be aware of the team’s concerns about the enthusiastic embrace amongst some judges (cough – Sir Geoffrey Vos MR – cough) of artificial intelligence in a legal context. Naturally the use of intelligence of any variety in the…

Personal Injury Briefing – May 2023

In this Deka Chambers Personal Injury Team briefing we are focusing on recent topical developments in the quantum and settlement fields. 

Hugh Rimmer provides a practical assessment of the case of Barry v MOD, which addressed the correct approach to adjustments for…

Dekinar: Children, Capacity and the Court of Protection in Injury Litigation: common misconceptions and traps

Date: Thursday 8th June 2023Time: 2:00pmSpeaker: Edward Lamb

In this webinar, Edward Lamb will be covering the following topics:

Protected parties and the CPR: reaching parts the White Book cannot

The new CPR Part 21 a missed opportunity?

White Book guidance on…

Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke prosecute “truly dangerous” knifepoint rapist

Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke successfully prosecuted a 37-year-old man for a prolonged and traumatic attack. 

Sentencing Karan Pullock to an extended sentence of 18 years, HHJ Aaronberg KC said:

“You armed yourself with a kitchen knife, put a chest of drawers…

Dekinar Recording: Avoiding Common Litigation Pitfalls

In their webinar on Thursday, Robert Parkin and Henk Soede discussed how to avoid common litigation pitfalls. Robert talked about drafting witness statements in line with PD 57AC, with a particular focus on foreign language statements. Henk considered the current rules on…

The Dekagram: 22nd May 2023

This week the team was aghast to read an extremely surprising judgment interpreting Regulation (EU) No.261/2004 (‘the Denied Boarding Regulation’). No, not the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the pilot death cases (discussed below) – but…

Paul Stagg appointed Recorder

We are pleased to announce that Paul Stagg has been appointed as a Recorder. He will be sitting on the Midland Circuit. The appointment takes effect from Tuesday, 30th May 2023.

All at Deka Chambers wish Paul every success in his appointment.

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