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Indivisible Injury & the Material Contribution Test


1. In Michael Holmes v Poeton Holdings Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 1377 the Court of Appeal, in something of a tour d’horizon of the relevant authorities, revisited the “material contribution” test in the context of an indivisible disease or injury –…

The Dekagram: 4th December 2023

Whistlestop Tour of Griffiths v Tui (in case you missed it)

Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Griffiths v TUI [2023] UKSC 48. Dominique Smith wrote a

Thom Dyke and Jennie Oborne give advocacy training at the International Criminal Court

Thom Dyke and Jennie Oborne have been invited to deliver advocacy training to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) in The Hague.  Their training includes talks on best practice for conducting both examination-in-chief and cross-examination before international…

Deka shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at the British Family Law Awards

We’re delighted to be finalists for Chambers of the Year at the inaugural British Family Law Awards. Congratulations to our Family Law team for making the shortlist.

A change in the PI landscape: the Supreme Court’s decision in TUI v Griffiths [2023] UKSC 48

Today, the Supreme Court handed down their judgment in the long-running case of Griffiths, in which Mr Griffiths was somewhat unsurprisingly victorious. This is a judgment that is not only of importance to travel lawyers, but to all those working across the…

Deka Chambers Hosts Online Pupillage Event

Deka Chambers hosted its online pupillage open event on 27 November 2023. We were delighted to welcome over 130 prospective applicants to hear about our application process and the work of barristers at our common law (mixed practice) set.

Claire Harden-Frost, one…

Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in AB v Worcestershire CC

On November 21st, the Supreme Court made an order dismissing the claimant’s application for permission to appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal in AB v Worcestershire CC, now reported at [2023] 2 FLR 795.  The Court of Appeal upheld…

Dekinar Recording: Actions Against the Police – A Primer

In yesterday’s webinar, Russell Wilcox looked at actions in Assault and Battery, Negligence and Harassment. These are the type of claims which are most often, though not invariably, associated with some form of personal injury.

This webinar is the first in a…

Deka Chambers Attends University of Law Pupillage Fair Event

Barristers from Deka Chambers were delighted to attend the University of Law’s online pupillage fair on 21 November 2023. During the event, students on the Bar Course were able to meet practising barristers to ask about our various practice areas and to…

The Dekagram: 20th November 2023

We were interested to see this week that Vos MR has publicly accepted the recommendations of the Civil Justice Council’s costs review; and where better to start than in increasing guideline hourly rates? The current rates, which date from 2021, will be…

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