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The Dekagram 7th November 2022

This week has seen a number of decisions which will be of concern to practitioners representing Claimants, including Part 20 Claimants. First, in Stait v Cosmos Insurance Limited Cyprus [2022] EWCA Civ 1429 Claimants working abroad lost some of their jurisdictional rights;…

The Dekagram 31st October 2022

It sometimes seems that the law goes through more phases more quickly than our teenage offspring; the Court of Justice of the European Union has recently determined a rash of cases on the interpretation of the Montreal Convention, and now the courts…

The Dekagram 24th October 2022

This week has seen two surprising judgments and one development which didn’t surprise anyone. First and foremost, the Chambers & Partners entries for 2023 were published on Thursday, and to no one’s surprise Deka Chambers was listed in Band 1 for travel,…

The Dekagram 17th October 2022

This week has seen interesting developments in the law relating to the recoverability of Spanish penalty interest and in recognition of judgments, as well as the publication of a consultation on proposed alterations to CPR Part 21, most notably in relation to…

Amputation Claims Revisited

One of the odd quirks of my practice in the catastrophic injury field is that I have carved out a particular speciality dealing with amputation claims. On the back of this, I was asked to lecture to PIBA on the topic in…

The Dekagram 10th October 2022

This week sees the team in ebullient mood following the success of the Red Roses in the first leg of their World Cup campaign. As our readers know, we’re not ones to bask in reflected glory (although we were pleased to note…

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


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 

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…

Estoppel in Personal Injury Practice

Lawler v Co-Operative Group Limited [2022] Liverpool County Court

In a recent appeal it was confirmed that where the Defendant has, in Employment Tribunal proceedings, made written and oral submissions that the Claimant was free to pursue her claim for personal injury…

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