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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…

SZR v Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council [2024] EWHC 598 (KB)

With HXA v Surrey County Council [2023] UKSC 52 having all but closed the door to common law claims (despite the Supreme Court maintaining in HXA that there might be examples of an assumption of responsibility arising on particular facts), claimants have…

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…

The Dekagram 24th April 2023

This week the team look at what some will find a surprising development in the doctrine of novus actus interveniens in the context of medical interventions, and ask whether we’re likely to see an increase in claims against the NHS as a…

Dekinar Recording: Causation in Clinical Negligence Claims

In yesterday’s webinar, Paul Stagg, Ella Davis and Susanna Bennett spoke about causation in clinical negligence claims. They covered causation issues which frequently crop up in practice, including:

The difficulties of establishing causation in consent claims: the subjective test, the influence of…

Clinical Negligence Briefing – March 2023

Welcome to the March 2023 edition of the Clinical Negligence briefing. Here, Laura Begley and Ella Davis bring you commentary on some of the notable clinical negligence cases reported over the last few months, touching upon a range of issues from consent…

The Dekagram 20th February 2023

As the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill wends its way towards Royal Assent, we were interested to witness an early example of the unintended consequences that might result from its implementation. Readers will already be aware that the Bill, when…

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Consent Cases

It is now seven years since the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] AC 1430, and although that judgment has significantly changed the legal framework underpinning informed consent claims, the presentation of expert evidence in such…

Deka Briefing: Workplace Liabilities

Deka Chambers is a pre-eminent common law Set.  We are proud of the range of market leading expertise we offer across our different practice areas. At the heart of our ethos is celebrating those things that connect us as well as championing…

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