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Travel & Cross Border Claims

The Dekagram: 20th November 2023

We were interested to see this week that Vos MR has publicly accepted the recommendations of the Civil Justice Council’s costs review; and where better to start than in increasing guideline hourly rates? The current rates, which date from 2021, will be…

Dekinar: Annual Case Law Update

Date: 14th December 2023Time: 12pmSpeakers: Rob Horner, Abigail Stamp and Andrew Spencer

In our annual case law update, Rob Horner, Abigail Stamp and Andrew Spencer will take you on a tour of the key cases of 2023. They will be considering the…

The Dekagram: 13th November 2023

We woke to the news that the Icelandic authorities have warned of an imminent volcanic eruption, predicted to emanate from the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which has emitted around a thousand tremors since midnight. But those of us who remember the last European ash…

The Dekagram: 6th November 2023

As you know, we keep a weather eye on what’s going on in other jurisdictions; often developments internationally can inform and sometimes even influence our own domestic law. We wonder whether the recent increase in the personal injury discount rate from -0.25%…

When is a settlement not a settlement?

The application of contractual principles to settlement offers

What can temper the gratification of finally settling a case? Perhaps only the realisation that the settlement terms are not what you thought they were. Two examples of mistakes being made in the settlement…

The Dekagram: 30th October 2023

Another week, another call for evidence. This time it’s the Justice Committee, seeking evidence to inform its inquiry on the work of the County Court, whether the delay in hearing cases is having a detrimental effect on the administration of justice and…

Dekinar Recording: Is it Obvious? The Duty to Warn in Package Holiday Cases

In yesterday’s webinar Sarah Prager KC and Andrew Spencer discussed the law on duty to warn of obvious risks, encompassing:

A recap of the caselaw since Tomlinson v Congleton BC;

Exploration of the reasoning in Evans v Kosmar;

Consideration of the decision in White Lion…

The Dekagram: 23rd October 2023

As we’ve remarked before, it’s a quirky feature of travel and cross border claims that you wait ages for, say, a decision on jurisdiction, and then three or four come along at once. This week Francesca Kolar looks at two remarkably similar…

Deka Chambers Top Ranked in Chambers UK Bar

We are delighted to announce that Deka Chambers is recognized as a top set in five practice areas and secured 88 barrister rankings across a total of 14 practice areas in Chambers & Partners 2024.

The Dekagram: 16th October 2023

This week’s Dekagram examines whether, and when, service of a claim form can be validly effected on an erroneous address; Lucy Lodewyke looks at an unusual case in which service under CPR Part 6.15 was authorised. Meanwhile, the presumption that foreign law…

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