Deka Chambers consistently attracts praise from the major legal directories across a broad range of its practice areas.

Chambers & Partners

Deka has 88 rankings across 12 practice areas in Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2024.

We are a band 1 set for Personal Injury, with 11 silks and 15 juniors ranked.

Deka Chambers is truly a force to be reckoned with in the market. While the set is particularly well regarded for its representation of claimants, its barristers are also regularly called upon to handle high-value work on behalf of major insurers and other defendants. Members are well versed in catastrophic brain and spinal injury, fatal accident, amputation and psychological injury claims, and offer significant expertise in matters involving complex issues of public and employers’ liability. Claims arising from historic sexual abuse are also a key area of practice, and the barristers are frequently called upon to handle extremely sensitive cases involving young and vulnerable witnesses. The set is routinely involved in the most high-profile and complex cases in the market.” 

We are a band 1 set for Travel: International Personal Injury, with 4 silks and 6 juniors ranked.

The go-to experts on travel industry matters. The set houses a strong group of barristers who are experienced in the handling of holiday sickness actions and complex catastrophic injury and fatal claims arising from foreign RTAs, maritime accidents and aircraft incidents. Members are also highly regarded for their expertise in jurisdiction and applicable law disputes, and are regularly called upon to act in claims under the Athens and Montreal Conventions. The set’s clients include several major tour operators, airlines and foreign insurers, as well as individual claimants.

We are a band 3 set for Clinical Negligence, with 9 silks and 8 juniors ranked.

Deka Chambers houses a strong bench of clinical negligence barristers at both senior and junior level who can “make complex matters seem straightforward.” Members are routinely called upon to act for both claimants and defendants, and are experienced in the handling of complex cases arising from delayed diagnoses and failed cosmetic surgery. Additional areas of strength for the team include catastrophic brain and spinal injury, birth injury and wrongful birth claims, and the set is also noted for its expertise in dental negligence matters.” 

We are a band 2 set for Police Law: Mainly Defendant, with 3 silks and 3 juniors ranked.

Deka Chambers combines the forces of two former sets with a strong reputation for representing police forces across the country. Acting for the Metropolitan Police, the National Crime Agency and other leading organisations, the barristers are renowned for their work defending civil claims against the police. They have represented forces in a number of high-profile inquiries.

We are a band 2 set for Motor Insurance Fraud, with 3 juniors ranked.

Deka Chambers has particular expertise representing insurers in personal injury cases with motor fraud elements and has a track record of success proving fundamental dishonesty. Members of chambers are experienced in tackling matters stemming from staged accidents and low speed impacts. The set is also capable of handling cases of complex credit hire fraud and fraud rings.” 

Members of Deka Chambers are also ranked in the fields of Administrative & Public Law, Court of Protection: Health & Welfare, Crime, Family: Children, Financial Crime, Inquests & Public Inquiries, Personal Injury: Industrial Disease; Professional Negligence, and Protest Law.


Legal 500

Deka has 118 rankings across 13 practice areas in Legal 500 UK Bar 2024.

We are a tier 1 set for Personal Injury, Industrial Disease and Insurance Fraud, with 14 silks and 31 juniors ranked.

“The weighty and well experienced team at Deka Chambers has stand out personal injury strength… an exceptionally strong set in relation to travel litigation, with a weighty and well-experienced team… a stand out Personal Injury set but with a broad range of specialisms, and the set’s members have outstanding appellate practices, frequently appearing before both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.”

We are a tier 2 set for Clinical Negligence, with 9 silks and 20 juniors ranked.

“Deka Chambers has huge strength-in-depth from its silks to its juniors. They are helpful and happy to contribute to discussion and training and to share helpful tips on cases… Deka has a plethora of knowledgeable barristers covering a wide range of case types/issues. There is always somebody that can help.”

We are a tier 2 set for Police Law (Forces and Constables) with 3 silks and 6 juniors ranked.

“A great set with a good range of counsel… an excellently run set.”

We are a tier 3 set for Professional Negligence, with 3 silks and 3 juniors ranked.

“Exceptional history and ongoing practical experience and training in professional negligence cases, serviced by helpful clerks… Deka has a very good range of barristers at every level, with strong counsel availability… professional and a good range of experience.”

We are a tier 4 set for Family: Children and Domestic Abuse, with 2 silks and 7 juniors ranked.

“A highly skilled chambers, with members particularly well known for public law children work… a strong set with some excellent barristers who are well respected in children’s law… a focused and developing family team with some strong juniors who can offer a good balance of experience and good skills.”

Members of Deka Chambers are also ranked in the fields of Administrative Law and Human Rights, Aviation, Court of Protection and Community Care, Construction, Crime, Fraud: Crime, Inquests and Inquiries and Property Litigation.

Our barristers come highly recommended and testimonials for the strength of their work can be seen on their individual profile pages.

Our clerking team also receives praise from both directories. Chambers & Partners says: “No call ever goes unanswered and requests for costs budgeting data are invariably dealt with in full, within an hour.” Legal 500 note that “‘the clerking is the best in the business.” 

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