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When cross border practitioners can get around Brexit (and when they can’t): Cooper v Freedom Travel Group and Bank of Scotland (Halifax) [2022] EWCA Civ 1557

On 31st December 2020, the UK-EU transition period ended. This meant that the recast Brussels Convention ceased to apply. The English courts now apply the jurisdictional rules under CPR 6.36 to such cross-border claims, with the result that a would-be claimant must…

Deka Briefing: Workplace Liabilities

Deka Chambers is a pre-eminent common law Set.  We are proud of the range of market leading expertise we offer across our different practice areas. At the heart of our ethos is celebrating those things that connect us as well as championing…

The Dekagram 5th December 2022

This week the team has been reflecting on a recent Court of Appeal case which turned out to be something of an evidential surprise; and on issues around disability and handicap on the open labour market. Both areas in which uncertainty is…

A & Anor v B & Anor [2022] EWHC 2962 (Fam) (23 November 2022) 

Edward Lamb, instructed by Amy Rowe of Dawson Cornwell acted for the adopters in this case involving a Hague Convention adoption from an Asian country into the UK. Judd J identifies that these cases are complex and require specialist legal advice on…

Deka Chambers attends University of Law Pupillage Fair

Members of Deka Chambers attended the University of Law’s virtual pupillage fair on 30 November 2022.

The event was held by video to increase accessibility and to permit an informal setting for potential applicants to ask any questions they had. 700 students…

The Dekagram 28th November 2022

Following the collapse of Thomas Cook we brought a number of claims under s.75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 against credit card suppliers in relation to the tour operator’s alleged breach of contract. All very satisfactory, and a neat way of…

Tim Parker KC to speak at Private Children Law Conference

Tim Parker KC is speaking at this year’s Private Children Law & Practice conference in London on Wednesday, 30th November.

Tim will be giving a talk on Alienation: ‘How do you prove parental alienation, and what evidence would satisfy the Court that…

Dominique Smith speaking at APIL Accidents Abroad Conference

Dominique Smith is speaking at the APIL Accidents Abroad Conference on Thursday, 1 December.

She will be giving a talk on The CCMC in cross-border cases: Judicial discretion and getting the best for your client.

Now in its 7th year,…

Sarah Prager speaking at ABTA Travel Regulations Conference

Deka Chambers is an event partner at ABTA’s Travel Regulations Conference next Wednesday, 30th November.

Sarah Prager will be providing a Recent Case Law Update, looking at tour operators’ liability and the impact of X v Kuoni. She will also be part…

Stephanie Hayward appointed to CPS RASSO List

Stephanie Hayward has been appointed to the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) List.

This specialist list is reserved for advocates who demonstrate the experience and ability to undertake cases which exhibit the characteristics of this type of offending and who…

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