Deka Chambers takes part in London Legal Walk

Our team of walkers is looking forward to the London Legal Support Trust Legal Walk taking place on Tuesday, 18th June. We’re hoping to raise as much as we can for vital free legal advice charities, including Advocate and Free Representation Unit (FRU). 2024 marks the London Legal Walk’s…

Eleanor Mawrey and Laura Hibberd secure conviction of masked gunman in gang dispute

Ricardo Anderson opened fire on a vehicle along Park Lane in Tottenham on 27 May 2023 in broad daylight as part of an ongoing dispute involving rival gangs in the area. A group had congregated in the area earlier to film a drill music video…

Members of Britain’s biggest benefit fraud gang jailed

Tom Little KC and Gareth Munday have successfully prosecuted members of Britain’s biggest benefit fraud gang. Five members of an organised criminal gang, which falsely claimed more than £50 million in Universal Credit in the largest benefit fraud in England and Wales, have been jailed….

Clyde & Co and Deka Chambers Successfully Defend Assumption of Responsibility Claim Against Online Holiday Rental Platform

Online booking platforms are an everyday part of modern life; marketplaces which permit consumers to browse, and companies to display competitors, allow for convenience and consumer choice. However, can a booking agent displaying accommodation be liable for any injury suffered by a customer through the…

Max Melsa appears in Court of Appeal in Re D (Children: Interim Care Order: Hair Strand Testing) [2024] EWCA Civ 498

Max Melsa represented the children, through their Children’s Guardian, in the first case to reach the Court of Appeal specifically dealing with the interpretation of Hair-Strand Tests in care proceedings. The appeal was made by the mother against the interim separation of three children from…

Deka Chambers launches new website

We are excited to unveil our new website. Deka Chambers launched in 2022 as a forward thinking, modern and inclusive set that aimed to break with convention, offering our clients the range, scale and depth to lead the most complex cases, with a client-centred personal…

Jay Levell promoted to Assistant Practice Manager

We are delighted that Jay Levell has been promoted to Assistant Practice Manager, effective today, 8th May. Jay joined Chambers in 2022 as Junior Clerk. As Assistant Practice Manager his responsibilities will increase to include diary management, attending listing appointments, and assisting with the day-to-day…

Interim / Immediate Suspension Orders and Sanction post Aga and Adil: A Search for Ultimate Meaning

In The General Dental Council v  Manori Balachandra (2 May 2024), the first case before the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) to consider the principles in Aga v GDC [2023] EWHC 3208 (Admin) and Adil v GMC [2023] EWCA Civ 1261 following remittance to the PCC…

Stuart McKechnie KC secures settlement of just under £15 million in complex cerebral palsy case

As a result of negligent treatment during birth, the Claimant suffered hypoxic brain damage causing mild Cerebral Palsy and global developmental delay. The case was complicated by the fact that the Claimant, who is now 14 years of age, comes from a Traveller family and…

A team from Deka participating in The Push

A team of six from Deka Chambers – Laura Johnson KC, Sabrina Hartshorn, Esther Pounder, Bernard Pressman, Conor Kennedy and Tom Priest – have joined forces with a team from Slater and Gordon to participate in The Push. The Push is Back Up Trust’s ultimate…

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 in mediations and…

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 reports that maternity-related…

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