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Recent Court of Appeal Personal Injury Decisions

Excalibur & Keswick Groundworks Ltd v McDonald [2023] EWCA Civ 18

The issue

How to approach setting aside of a Notice of Discontinuance pursuant to CPR 38.4 and the interpretation of the phrase “likely to obstruct the just disposal of the proceedings”,…

The Dekagram 23rd January 2023

It’s been another busy week at the coalface. The High Court, in Arthern v Ryanair [2023] EWHC 46 (KB), gave further guidance on the interpretation of ‘accident’ within the meaning of the Montreal Convention, together with an exposition on how the domestic…

The Aqeel H Noorali Essay Competition 2022-2023

Deka Chambers organises a legal essay writing competition in memory of dear friend and talented barrister, Aqeel H Noorali. 

Aqeel was a talented and dedicated barrister who particularly enjoyed arguing novel points of law.

We want to honour Aqeel’s memory by encouraging the…

Dekinar: Health Tourism – Implications for Claimants and Defendants

Date: 1st February 2023Time: 1pmSpeakers: Dominique Smith of Deka Chambers and Matt Gatenby of Travlaw

In this webinar Dominique Smith will be joined by Matt Gatenby of Travlaw. They will be discussing the implications of health tourism, looking at:

Recent developments and…

Francesca O’Neill appointed as Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

We are pleased to announce that Francesca O’Neill has been appointed as a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal. Francesca is assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.

Tenancy Announcement: Irene Sriharan

Deka Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of Irene Sriharan.

She will be joining our expanding team and has a varied practice covering Family Law, Court of Protection matters, and Public & Human Rights work.

Met Police Officer pleads guilty to 71 serious sexual offences

David Carrick, an officer of the Metropolitan Police has been convicted of committing 49 offences.  He was prosecuted by Tom Little KC and Claire Harden-Frost of Deka Chambers.  The convictions are for offences that span 17 years and encompasses offences of rape,…

The Dekagram 16th January 2023

This week’s Dekagram reflects the wide range of legal questions the team deals with as part of international practice. First, Thomas Jones considers a recent case on the protection of vulnerable adults resident outside the jurisdiction; then, Jeremy Ford asks when a…

Appointment as Co-Chair of Bar Council Committee

William Dean has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Bar Representation Committee, in which capacity he will also be a member of the General Management Committee of the Bar Council. The Bar Representation Committee deals with member services and income and revenue…

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