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Dekinar: Data Protection Claims – A busy practitioner’s guide

Date: 2nd May 2024Time: 12pmSpeakers: Jack Harding, Ian Clarke, Anirudh Mandagare

This webinar will focus on key principles and pitfalls in claims involving data protection and information rights, as well as providing a summary of recent developments in the law.


Ella Davis returns to chambers following parental leave

We are delighted to welcome Ella Davis back to chambers this week following her parental leave.

Ella is a civil practitioner specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury. In addition to a busy court and paperwork practice, she is also frequently instructed…

Clinical Negligence Briefing – April 2024

Welcome to the Spring Clinical Negligence Briefing. It has been a busy start to 2024 for Deka’s clinical negligence team. We are delighted that two members of the team were appointed as silks in March 2024  (Paul Stagg KC and Edward Lamb…

Withholding Disclosure in Family Cases: T (Children: Non-Disclosure) [2024] EWCA Civ 241

This case concerned an appeal which overturned Mr Justice Francis’ decision to withhold disclosure of a child’s mental health struggles from their father. 

Factual and Procedural History

This appeal arose in the context of private law dispute involving two children, aged 12…

The Dekagram: 22nd April 2024

We’ve said it before, and no doubt will again: you wait ages for a jurisdiction challenge to come along, and then a bunch of them come along at once. The post-Brexit avalanche of challenges continues unabated, this week seeing cases involving highly…

When is it substantially unjust to deny a dishonest Claimant their damages? 

To date, and perhaps surprisingly, there has been very little attempt by the Courts to grapple with this vexing question when considering whether to impose the consequences of a finding of fundamental dishonesty pursuant to s57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts…

The Dekagram: 15th April 2024

Two interesting legal developments caught our eye this week: the first relates to the extent of the duty in swimming pool drowning cases, and the second to claims infected by fundamental dishonesty. James Byrne has written about the latter here –

Dekinar Recording: Maternity & Birth Injury Claims – Legal Update

With the announcement of the Spring Budget in March 2024 the Government has pledged to invest £35 million to boost maternity safety and improve maternity services across England, and a further £9 million to prevent avoidable brain injuries in childbirth.

NHS Resolution…

The Dekagram: 8th April 2024

This week we bring you news of one of those applications that has it all – a jurisdictional challenge, a dispute over standing, and an objection to substitution of a party. When sorrows come, they come not in single spies, but in…

Failure to Remove: Where are we now?

Join us on Thursday, 9th May when leading practitioners from Deka Chambers’ Civil and Family teams will come together to provide a unique analysis of issues arising in claims against local authorities relating to the removal of children into care.

The conference…

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