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Appointment as Co-Chair of Bar Council Committee

William Dean has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Bar Representation Committee, in which capacity he will also be a member of the General Management Committee of the Bar Council. The Bar Representation Committee deals with member services and income and revenue…

Dekinar Recording: Scope of Duty and Retainers in Professional Negligence

In yesterday’s webinar James Holmes-Milner and Francesca O’Neill looked at some of the most recent decisions on scope, and examined the impact of the decisions in Miller v Irwin Mitchell, Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP, and Percy v Merriman…

The Dekagram 9th January 2023

The Dekagram is back! After an all-too-brief Christmas holiday, the travel and cross border team has returned to keep our readers up to date on the activities of the courts and legislature in our field. And there is much to report. For…

Tenancy Announcement: Daniel Searle

Deka Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of Daniel Searle.

He will be joining our expanding team and has a varied practice covering Commercial, Chancery & Property, Employment, Public Sector & Human Rights, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury work.

Pupillage applications now open

Deka Chambers is inviting applications from candidates up to three vacancies: one to commence in October 2023; and two to commence in October 2024. A candidate may apply for one or both years on the same application form.

As common law pupils,…

Sarah Prager appointed King’s Counsel

It is with great pleasure that Deka Chambers announces that Sarah Prager has been appointed King’s Counsel in the Ministry of Justice’s new Silk appointments published today, 23 December 2022.

Sarah was called to the Bar in 1997 and specialises in travel…

Slaughterhouse operator fined for failure to adhere to welfare legislation

Today at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court, District Judge King fined Shazan Foods Ltd (formerly 1Stop Halal Ltd) for 10 offences of failing to comply with standards set out in animal welfare legislation.

The offences related to incidents on six dates when, at the…

Deka Chambers publishes pupillage application form and guidance

Deka Chambers will be inviting applications from candidates for pupillage in line with the Bar Council timetable. Applications will be accepted from 4 January to 8 February 2023.

We are advertising for up to three vacancies: one to commence in October 2023;…

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Consent Cases

It is now seven years since the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] AC 1430, and although that judgment has significantly changed the legal framework underpinning informed consent claims, the presentation of expert evidence in such…

Dominique Smith acts for family in workplace death inquest

Dominique Smith, instructed by Sophie Connolly of

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