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Dekinar Recording: Mediation in Practice

10 Things to Consider When Thinking About Mediation

In yesterday’s webinar, Grahame Aldous KC and Laura Elfield provided a comprehensive overview of the mediation process. From whether you need to mediate, to how to set it up, what it should cover, how…

BXB: Vicarious liability, sexual abuse and the Canadian Perspective

In Mohamud v Morrisons Supermarkets (2016) AC 677, Lord Dyson MR observed that:

“To search for certainty and precision in vicarious liability is to undertake a quest for a chimaera”

Nonetheless, since Mohamud was decided in 2016, that quest has continued in…

Alternative Dispute Resolution Briefing – May 2023

Welcome to the first edition of the Deka ADR Team Briefing.

This is a really exciting time in the history of ADR, which is increasingly at the front and centre of any litigation procedure.

Lisa Dobie here considers the future of ADR,…

The Dekagram 2nd May 2023

For an area of law that’s supposed to be perfectly intuitively straightforward, jurisdiction certainly generates a lot of case law, doesn’t it? This week Henk Soede examines another recent case on service and jurisdiction, whilst Sarah Prager grapples with the judgment of…

Stephanie Hayward interviews Tom Little KC about David Carrick, Wayne Couzens and the Casey Review

This podcast contains references to sexual violence.

In February, David Carrick received 36 life sentences for an ‘unrestrained campaign of rape and abuse of women’.

A week later, Wayne Couzens pleaded guilty to 3 offences of indecent exposure, reported days before Sarah…

Edward Lamb is appearing in the Court of Appeal on 4 May 2023

The appeal concerns fundamental questions concerning the international protection of children and on what basis jurisdiction is established in England and Wales. The key issues to be determined are:

at what point is habitual residence determined under the 1996 Hague Convention;

Tim Parker KC speaks at Matrimonial Finance Law & Practice Conference

Tim Parker KC spoke at this year’s Matrimonial Finance Law & Practice conference in Manchester on Wednesday, 26th April 2023.

Tim gave a talk on what is realistic and achievable in schedule 1 applications? – ‘Are they only appropriate for asset/income-rich cases,…

Tom Little KC shortlisted as Barrister of the Year by The Lawyer Magazine

Chambers is delighted that following a string of successful and high profile trials and appeals in the last year that Tom Little KC is one of only eight barristers shortlisted by The Lawyer Magazine as Barrister of the Year.

The winners…

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…

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