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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…

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…

The Dekagram: 17th July 2023

This edition of the Dekagram is a globetrotting one. First, we travel to Scotland, where we immerse ourselves in the joy of both Scottish and Latin legalese. Then, we examine the Australian courts’ approach to Ward v Tesco Stores type cases, also…

TUI settles claims of families caught in Tunisia terror attack

Ahead of an imminent trial to establish liability, German holiday operator TUI has agreed a settlement “without admission of liability or fault” in respect 30 Britons who were unlawfully killed during an attack in Tunisia. This tragically occurred on 26 June 2015 on…

Croydon Tram Crash

Following the inquest in the Croydon Tram crash where Andrew Ritchie QC, Giles Mooney QC and James Byrne acted for the 7 families of the deceased, the Coroner has made important Prevention of Future Death findings based on their submissions:- Automatic breaking…

Croydon tram crash inquest result

The Croydon tram crash has been an incident that has gripped the country and impacted the lives of so many. Today, the jury at the inquest delivered the result of accidental death. Osbornes Law have provided a press release on this decision…

Croydon Tram derailment inquest commences

James Byrne instructed by Osbornes Law, and 

James Byrne instructed by Northamptonshire Fire Services at Inquest regarding ammonia leak incident at Carlsberg Brewery

James Byrne has been instructed by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to represent their interest in the inquest touching on the death of David Chandler in the Carlsberg Brewery Fire. The incident received national press attention in November 2016 when a large…

James Byrne to provide advice to the estates and dependents of those killed in the Tunisian terrorist attacks

On 26 June 2015, 38 people were murdered and 39 wounded by an Islamic extremist, Seifeddine Rezgui Yacoubi in a terrorist attack at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel at Port El Kantaoui, situated to the north of Sousse, Tunisia. 30 of the…

James Byrne successfully represents Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim)

James Byrne successfully represented Mr Cook at Brighton Magistrates Court in respect of an administrative offence. After hearing evidence at trial the court quickly returned a verdict of not guilty allowing Mr Cook to maintain his good character and excellent reputation within…

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