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The Dekagram: 30th May 2023

Regular readers will already be aware of the team’s concerns about the enthusiastic embrace amongst some judges (cough – Sir Geoffrey Vos MR – cough) of artificial intelligence in a legal context. Naturally the use of intelligence of any variety in the…

Personal Injury Briefing – May 2023

In this Deka Chambers Personal Injury Team briefing we are focusing on recent topical developments in the quantum and settlement fields. 

Hugh Rimmer provides a practical assessment of the case of Barry v MOD, which addressed the correct approach to adjustments for…

Dekinar: Children, Capacity and the Court of Protection in Injury Litigation: common misconceptions and traps

Date: Thursday 8th June 2023Time: 2:00pmSpeaker: Edward Lamb

In this webinar, Edward Lamb will be covering the following topics:

Protected parties and the CPR: reaching parts the White Book cannot

The new CPR Part 21 a missed opportunity?

White Book guidance on…

Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke prosecute “truly dangerous” knifepoint rapist

Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke successfully prosecuted a 37-year-old man for a prolonged and traumatic attack. 

Sentencing Karan Pullock to an extended sentence of 18 years, HHJ Aaronberg KC said:

“You armed yourself with a kitchen knife, put a chest of drawers…

Dekinar Recording: Avoiding Common Litigation Pitfalls

In their webinar on Thursday, Robert Parkin and Henk Soede discussed how to avoid common litigation pitfalls. Robert talked about drafting witness statements in line with PD 57AC, with a particular focus on foreign language statements. Henk considered the current rules on…

The Dekagram: 22nd May 2023

This week the team was aghast to read an extremely surprising judgment interpreting Regulation (EU) No.261/2004 (‘the Denied Boarding Regulation’). No, not the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the pilot death cases (discussed below) – but…

Paul Stagg appointed Recorder

We are pleased to announce that Paul Stagg has been appointed as a Recorder. He will be sitting on the Midland Circuit. The appointment takes effect from Tuesday, 30th May 2023.

All at Deka Chambers wish Paul every success in his appointment.

Appeal in HRA ‘failure to remove’ claim dismissed – AB v Worcestershire CC

The Court of Appeal has today dismissed the claimant’s appeal against the order of Ms Margaret Obi, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, granting summary judgment to two defendant councils in respect of allegations that their failure to seek care orders…

Supervision Orders: Recommendations to Achieve Best Practice by the Public Law Working Group

The Public Law Working Group’s supervision order sub-group was established to consider how supervision orders could be made more robust and effective. Their final report was published in April 2023. A variety of professionals with considerable experience in child protection and family…

The Dekagram 15th May 2023

We trust our readers enjoyed the Eurovision on Saturday every bit as much as we did; with the Deka Chambers Eurovision Sweepstake Shield up for grabs, there could hardly have been more to play for. Similarly, in a recent case Master Thornett…

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