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Personal Injury Briefing: March 2024

Welcome to the latest Deka Chambers Personal Injury Team briefing. In this edition we will be looking at ‘The Discount Rate,’ ‘Third Party Costs Orders in Credit Hire’ and hot off the press, the recently published 17th edition of the Judicial College…

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…

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.

Laura Elfield speaking at AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference

The 34th Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Clinical Negligence Conference is taking place on 21-22 March 2024. This year’s programme has a focus on Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Laura Elfield will be speaking on the afternoon of 22nd March, alongside Dr Wael…

New Edition of Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases

The 17th edition of Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases has just been published.

Family Law Briefing – March 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of the Briefing from the Family Team at Deka Chambers with articles by Madeleine Miller and William Dean.

Madeleine Miller considers the Court of Appeal’s decision in Re K (Children) (Powers of the Family Court) [2024] EWCA…

Tom Little KC successfully appears on behalf of the Attorney General in the Court of Appeal

Today the Court of Appeal (with the Lady Chief Justice presiding) handed down an important judgment following an Attorney General’s Reference on a point of law which concerned the scope and effect of the defence contained within section 5(2)(a) of the Criminal…

Deka Chambers celebrates Silks Day for Paul Stagg KC, James Thacker KC and Edward Lamb KC

Huge congratulations to Paul Stagg KC, James Thacker KC and Edward Lamb KC who have been formally sworn in as King’s Counsel today at Westminster Hall.

The Dekagram: 18th March 2024

It’s been a busy week. No sooner had we waved goodbye to Conor Kennedy and Dominique Smith, off to Paris for the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers New Lawyers’ Group Conference, than the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in…

Judgment handed down in Hadley v Przybylo

The Court of Appeal has decided that the Claimant’s solicitors’ costs of attending rehabilitation case management meetings are recoverable as costs of an action, in principle, but has not given solicitors carte-blanche to expect to be paid to attend each and every…

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