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News: Sarah Prager KC

The Dekagram: 22nd April 2024

We’ve said it before, and no doubt will again: you wait ages for a jurisdiction challenge to come along, and then a bunch of them come along at once. The post-Brexit avalanche of challenges continues unabated, this week seeing cases involving highly…

The Dekagram: 15th April 2024

Two interesting legal developments caught our eye this week: the first relates to the extent of the duty in swimming pool drowning cases, and the second to claims infected by fundamental dishonesty. James Byrne has written about the latter here –

The Dekagram: 2nd April 2024

Rainer Hughes Solicitors v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd, Karadag, Ilieva [2024] EWHC 585 (KB)

In a recent case Martin Spencer J dismissed an appeal from His Honour Judge Monty KC, who  (it was held) had been entitled to order a firm…

The Dekagram: 25th March 2024

Chilton v Payne [2024] EWHC 451 (Admin)

 In a case which will be of interest to all practitioners undertaking claims arising out of cosmetic surgery, Henshaw J recently dismissed an appeal in a claim founded on allegedly poorly provided aftercare following abdominoplasty.

The Dekagram: 4th March 2024

Enforcement of Judgments Pending Appeal: Motorola Solutions v Hytera Communications [2024] EWHC 149 (Comm)

As anticipated, Brexit has made the lives of cross border practitioners far more interesting, and no more so than in connection with enforcement. After all, there’s little point…

The Dekagram: 12th February 2024

Service and Jurisdiction: Lunn v Antarctic Logistics Centre International [2023] EWHC 2856 (KB)

In a recent case it fell to Master Thornett to apply the rules on extension of time for service and for challenging jurisdiction, albeit in an unusual factual context.

Deka Briefing: Abuse

Deka Chambers is a pre-eminent common law Set. We have leading practitioners in civil, family and criminal law. We consider this diversity a real strength in the service we are able to offer our clients.  Legal problems often straddle more than one…

The Dekagram: 11th December 2023

This week’s Dekagram focusses on the European Commission’s proposals for reforming the Package Travel Directive from which the UK’s Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 derived. Whilst not strictly speaking directly relevant to the UK’s forthcoming reforms, the EU’s decisionmaking…

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…

The Dekagram: 6th November 2023

As you know, we keep a weather eye on what’s going on in other jurisdictions; often developments internationally can inform and sometimes even influence our own domestic law. We wonder whether the recent increase in the personal injury discount rate from -0.25%…

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