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The Dekagram 3rd April 2023

As we hurtle towards Easter next weekend, passing the Equinox, cautiously welcoming Spring (we’ve been caught prematurely celebrating the passing of Winter before), and preparing for the inaugural Deka Easter Egg Hunt, our chick- and bunny-based musings were rudely interrupted by two…

Medicine and law – “little territory in common?”

Simon Readhead KC, President of the Medico-Legal Society, gave his Presidential Address on 13th October 2022.

Professor Harry Zeitlin: Can I welcome you all.By way of introduction, I am Harry Zeitlin; I am stepping down now as President. It has been a…

The Line of Duty: Police and the Duty of Care

When do the police owe a duty of care in the tort of negligence?

For many years, cases involving alleged duties of care on the part of the police, were decided, or at least appeared to be decided, on policy grounds….

Dekinar Recording: An Expert’s View – Cross Border Clinical Negligence Claims

In yesterday’s webinar, Dominique Smith was joined by award-winning renowned plastic surgeon Fulvio Urso-Baiarda. They discussed practical examples of cross border clinical negligence claims, and looked at case law and standards of healthcare.

If you missed it, you can view it here:

Deka Chambers celebrates Silks Day for Sarah Prager KC

Huge congratulations to Sarah Prager KC who has been formally sworn in as King’s Counsel today at Westminster Hall.

The Dekagram 27th March 2023

This week the team has been musing on the forthcoming Coronation – as our readers will know, we do love a party. Speaking of which, it’s Silks Day, and as a consequence Sarah Prager will be spending the day in fancy dress,…

Successful Prosecution in Gangland Shooting

Louise McCullough successfully prosecuted a member of the South London ABM(“All ‘Bout Money”) “Team Raw” gang following the conclusion of a three-week trial at Inner London yesterday on a charge of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He and…

Clinical Negligence Briefing – March 2023

Welcome to the March 2023 edition of the Clinical Negligence briefing. Here, Laura Begley and Ella Davis bring you commentary on some of the notable clinical negligence cases reported over the last few months, touching upon a range of issues from consent…

Thomas Jones acts for the Secretary of State in Re G


In Re G (Disclosure of Fact-Finding to the Secretary of State for the Home Department) [2023] EWHC 450 (Fam), Knowles J sets out guidance for the disclosure of material within confidential family proceedings to the Secretary of State for the Home…

The Dekagram 20th March 2023

In the context of news that millions of pounds’ worth of County Court judgments in Great Covid Refund Claims remain unpaid, and with further millions of pounds’ worth of refund vouchers as yet unclaimed, we were interested to see that a voucher-holding…

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