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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…

Abigail Stamp Returns to Chambers after Parental Leave

We’re delighted to welcome Abigail Stamp back to chambers this week following her parental leave.

Abigail has a broad and varied practice, representing both claimants and defendants in personal injury, clinical negligence and inquests.

To instruct Abigail contact the clerks…

The Dekagram 17th April 2023

We were interested to read the surprise news that the start date for the extension of the fixed costs regime has now been confirmed, although naturally the rules themselves, and the fixed sums, have yet to be publicised. Meanwhile, a recent case…

Giles Bedloe secures acquittal of client on a charge of murder

Giles Bedloe and Tyrone Smith KC of 25 Bedford Row have secured the acquittal of their client on a charge of murder at Inner London Crown Court.

Instructed by Karamjit Singh and Nadeem Afzal of Holborn Law, they successfully argued that their…

Court of Appeal provides guidance on relevant principles and approach to directions for mobile phone extraction in family proceedings

All things being as they should be, mobile phone evidence will find its way into proceedings in the family court via the police, who will have seized and extracted mobile phone data as part of their criminal investigation. However, there are cases…

C, D and E (Care Proceedings: Adequacy of Reasons)[2023] EWCA Civ 334

Tim Parker KC was instructed for the appeal by the respondent local authority which considered the circumstances where a request for clarification can be made following judgment.Facts

These were care proceedings concerning five siblings. The proceedings in respect of the elder 2…

The Dekagram 11th April 2023

We trust our readers enjoyed their long weekend and that they have returned to the fray, like us, refreshed and ready for anything. Just before the break judgment was handed down in a gastric claim which brought into focus a number of…

Thom Dyke interviewed by the BBC on proposals to sack rogue police officers

Thom was interviewed by the BBC for Radio 4’s The World Tonight, on the request by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley for increased powers to sack rogue police officers.

The interview can be heard here (starting at 10.53)

Liberty Protection Safeguards: delayed or doomed?

On 5 April 2023 the Department of Health and Social Care announced the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS), the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, will be delayed “beyond the life of this Parliament” (therefore likely beyond Autumn 2024).

The Government…

New QOCS Rules Come into Force this Week

Shortly before Christmas, I wrote

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