Deka Chambers attends University of Law Pupillage Fair

Members of Deka Chambers attended the University of Law’s virtual pupillage fair on 30 November 2022. The event was held by video to increase accessibility and to permit an informal setting for potential applicants to ask any questions they had. 700 students signed up to…

William Dean appointed as a Deputy District Judge

William Dean has been appointed by the Lord Chief Justice to be a Deputy District Judge. He will sit in the civil and family jurisdictions on the South Eastern Circuit. William’s existing practice at the Bar will continue and he will remain available for instruction…

Members of 9 Gough Chambers deliver in-house seminars to Leigh Day Solicitors on inquests and fatal accidents claims

On 4 and 16 March 2022, members of 9 Gough Chambers delivered in-house lunchtime seminars to Leigh Day Solicitors on inquests and fatal accidents claims. John Schmitt, William Dean, Christopher Stephenson, Cyrus Katrak, Laura Elfield and Abigail Stamp spoke on bringing claims following death, in…

Third Six Pupils: Applications Invited

9 Gough Chambers is a leading common law set of chambers based in London, known for its core strengths in advocacy, drafting and advisory work. Clients include solicitors, local government, central government, corporate bodies and individuals. Tenants practise in all areas of work for the…

Eleanor Mawrey and William Dean speak at DEFRA Investigators’ Annual Conference

On 13th October 2021, Eleanor Mawrey and William Dean spoke on prosecutions for fraud and associated matters at a conference attended by investigators from DEFRA Investigation Services (DIS), who investigate suspected criminal offences on behalf of DEFRA’s executive agencies. Eleanor spoke about the Fraud Act…

William Dean speaks at Community Care Live 2021

On 12th October 2021, William Dean delivered a legal update lecture at Community Care Live, an annual conference event for social work professionals. William’s lecture addressed the provision of accommodation by local authorities for vulnerable children under section 20 of the Children Act, including the…

Criminal Injuries Compensation in Excess of £170,000 Secured on Appeal

On 15th September 2021, William Dean represented an injured person before the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) on his appeal against a decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. The appellant had been injured in a serious unprovoked attack with a weapon. He suffered a…

£47,700 Fine for Breaches of Marketing Regulations

On 23rd June 2021, at the Oxford Magistrates’ Court, one of the UK’s leading egg packing companies pleaded guilty to nine charges under the Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2009. The offences each concerned failure to comply with provisions relating to the quality and marketing…

James Thacker and William Dean Secure First Ever Conviction for Knowingly Furnishing False Information in £2.7m Rural Development Grant Fraud

On 12 June 2020, two defendants were sentenced for their participation in a scheme to secure over £2.7m in Government grant aid under the Countryside Productivity Scheme. False quotations, in the names of genuine businesses, were supplied to the Rural Payments Agency at DEFRA in…

Meat cutting plant fined for obstructing Food Safety Inspectors

On 10th May 2019 at Thames Magistrates’ Court, a meat cutting plant was fined for obstructing food safety inspectors acting in the execution of their duties.

William Dean represents family at inquest in which coroner noted ‘serious failings’ in medical care

On 13th September 2016, the Senior Coroner for Essex conducted an inquest into the death of Gary Page.

William Dean, Sarah Hunwick and Helen Pooley give training to Slater Gordon Solutions

The talks covered low-velocity impact (LVI) collisions, fundamental dishonesty and credit hire.

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