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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…


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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,…

Sports Law Update: McEwan v Canadian Hockey League 2022 BCSC 1104

Introduction Amateur sport ought to be a positive and safe experience. It should not cause physical harm beyond unavoidable hazards. The Whyte review, released earlier this year (see here for a summary), indicated that British Gymnastics fell well short of these principles. These allegations…

The Weekly Roundup: The Alliterative Edition

As always, the team has spent this week pondering matters of international importance. We were interested to see that the Full Federal Court of Australia has allowed the cruise operator’s appeal in the Ruby Princess litigation, determining that a contractual clause waiving…

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