Overview

Deka Chambers occupies a special position in the market, offering an award-winning personal injury team that is recognised as being at the forefront of both claimant and defendant work.

Both as a team and as individuals we are consistently ranked by the leading legal directories as leaders in the field. We specialise in providing a sophisticated service focused on understanding the particular needs of each client and identifying the right strategy to resolve every case.

We are regularly instructed in cases of the utmost seriousness, complexity and importance. Our barristers have appeared in many of the groundbreaking personal injury claims of the last 30 years that have shaped the law in this area. In addition, our members are responsible for advising on and settling some of the most sensitive and highest value cases litigated each year, both for individuals and multi-party actions.

Deka Chambers offers the same high-quality service at all levels. Our barristers pride themselves on providing clear, expert and robust advocacy and advice along with pragmatic and commercial solutions to resolve the full range of personal injury cases. We provide representation in courts throughout England & Wales and also offer a specialist cross border team who act in cases with an international dimension.

Our service covers all areas of personal injury work, from road traffic accidents, employers’ liability claims and industrial disease to occupiers’ liability, highways and sports law claims. We have renowned expertise in the areas of public authority liability, abuse, education, social services and occupational stress claims. We offer specialists who are market leaders in cases that intersect with human rights and discrimination claims.

We draw on our expertise in personal injury law to strengthen the service we offer in other areas and the high quality of our personal injury work is also underpinned by our experience in other fields, such as clinical negligence, industrial disease, Court of Protection, professional negligence, inquest and inquiry work and CICA claims.

Our members write or contribute to a number of leading texts, including Kemp & Kemp Quantum of Damages, Kemp & Kemp Personal Injury Law Practice and Procedure, the editorial committee of the JC Guidelines, Munkman on Employers’ Liability, Jordans Road Traffic, Jordans Local Authority Liability, Saggerson on Travel Law, APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injuries, and texts on Workplace Accidents, Accidents at Sea and Asbestos Claims.  We provide regular lectures, webinars, seminars and briefings.   

Our personal injury team is supported by a clerking team who are recognised as one of the best.

Areas of Expertise

  • Abuse Claims
  • Animals Act
  • Asbestos Disease Work
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • CICA
  • Court of Protection
  • Costs
  • Education
  • Employers’ Liability
  • Highways claims
  • Industrial Disease
  • Marine Accidents
  • MIB
  • Occupiers Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Travel & Foreign Claims
  • Social Services
  • Sports Law

Notable Cases

  • Tindall v Chief Constable of Thames Valley [2022] RTR 16
  • Archer v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2022] 2 WLR 528
  • Hillsborough litigation [2021]
  • Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants [2020] AC 973
  • Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX [2021] AC 275
  • CN v Poole Borough Council [2020] AC 780
  • James-Bowen v Commissioner or Police of the Metropolis [2018] 1 WLR 4021
  • Sumner v Colborne [2019] QB 430
  • Edwards v Sutton LBC [2017] PIQR P2
  • Jimmy Savile litigation against the BBC [2014]
  • A v Essex County Council [2011] 1 AC 280
  • Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [2009] 1 AC 681
  • Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire [2009] 1 AC 225
  • Ashley v Chief Constable of Sussex [2008] 1 AC 962
  • A v Hoare [2008] 1 AC 844
  • Ashley v Chief Constable of Sussex [2007] 1 WLR 398
  • JD v East Berkshire Community Health NHS Trust [2005] 2 AC 373
  • Eagle v Chambers (No 2) [2004] 1 WLR 3081
  • Adams v Bracknell Forest BC [2005] 1 AC 76
  • Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services [2002] 1 WLR 1052
  • Johnson v Unisys Ltd [2003] 1 AC 518
  • Phelps v Hillingdon LBC [2001] 2 AC 619
  • W v Essex County Council [2001] 2 AC 592
  • Capital and Counties Plc v Hampshire County Council [1997] QB 1004
  • X (Minors) v Bedfordshire County Council [1995] 2 AC 633

Personal Injury Barristers

Jacob Levy KC


Call: 1986 Silk: 2014

John Foy KC


Call: 1969 Silk: 1998

Edward Faulks KC

Edward Faulks KC


Call: 1973 Silk: 1996

John Ross QC

John Ross KC


Call: 1971 Silk: 2001

Grahame Aldous KC


Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Edward Bishop QC

Edward Bishop KC


Call: 1985 Silk: 2011

Andrew Warnock KC

Andrew Warnock KC


Call: 1993 Silk: 2012

Matthew Chapman KC

Matthew Chapman KC


Call: 1994 Silk: 2017

Stuart McKechnie KC


Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Giles Mooney KC


Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Laura Johnson QC

Laura Johnson KC


Call: 2001 Silk: 2022

Roger Hiorns


Call: 1983

Bruce Silvester


Call: 1983

Gaurang Naik


Call: 1985

Julian Waters

Julian Waters


Call: 1986

Edwin Buckett


Call: 1988

Geoffrey Weddell

Geoffrey Weddell


Call: 1989

Stephen Glynn


Call: 1990

Angus Piper

Angus Piper


Call: 1991

Cyrus Katrak


Call: 1991

Jeremy Crowther


Call: 1991

Laura Begley


Call: 1993

Travel & Cross Border Claims

David Thomson


Call: 1994

Paul Stagg

Paul Stagg


Call: 1994

Laura Elfield


Call: 1996

Jeremy Ford


Call: 1996

Simon Butler


Call: 1996

Johnathan Payne


Call: 1997

Simon Brindle


Call: 1998

Perrin Gibbons


Call: 1998

Roger André

Roger André


Call: 1999

Robert Horner


Call: 1999

Linda Nelson


Call: 2000

Adam Dawson


Call: 2000

Russell Wilcox

Dr Russell Wilcox


Call: 2000

Simon Trigger

Simon Trigger


Call: 2000

Ian Stebbings

Ian Stebbings


Call: 2001

Gurion Taussig


Call: 2001

Ben Hicks

Ben Hicks


Call: 2001

Sabrina Hartshorn


Call: 2001

Esther Pounder


Call: 2003

Hugh Rimmer


Call: 2003

Abigail Stamp


Call: 2004

Jack Harding

Jack Harding


Call: 2004

Andrew Spencer

Andrew Spencer


Call: 2004

Bernard Pressman

Bernard Pressman


Call: 2004

Ian Clarke

Ian Clarke


Call: 2005

Lisa Dobie

Lisa Dobie


Call: 2006

James Byrne


Call: 2006

Roderick Abbott

Roderick Abbott


Call: 2006

Edward Lamb


Call: 2006

Catherine Atkinson


Call: 2006

Ben Rodgers


Call: 2007

Robert Parkin

Robert Parkin


Call: 2009

Holly Tibbitts


Call: 2010

Tom Collins

Tom Collins


Call: 2010

William Dean


Call: 2011

Conor Kennedy

Conor Kennedy


Call: 2011

Helen Pooley


Call: 2012

Francesca O'Neill

Francesca O’Neill


Call: 2012

Ella Davis

Ella Davis


Call: 2013

John Schmitt


Call: 2013

Laura Hibberd


Call: 2013

Max Melsa


Call: 2015

Kerry Nicholson

Kerry Nicholson


Call: 2015

Thomas Jones


Call: 2015

Dominique Smith

Dominique Smith


Call: 2016

Richard Collier

Richard Collier


Call: 2016

Jake Richards


Call: 2017

Theodore Bunce


Call: 2017

Susanna Bennett

Susanna Bennett


Call: 2017

Thomas Yarrow

Thomas Yarrow


Call: 2018

Francesca Kolar


Call: 2018

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Amelia Katz


Call: 2018

Henk Soede

Henk Soede


Call: 2019

Madeleine Miller


Call: 2019

Louise Thomson


Call: 2019

Anirudh Mandagere

Anirudh Mandagere


Call: 2019

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