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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

Deka Chambers’ Christmas Opening Hours

Everyone at Deka Chambers would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and all best wishes for 2023.

We have reduced opening hours over the Christmas period:

Friday 23rd December: 8.30am – 2.00pm

Monday 26th December: CLOSED – BANK HOLIDAY

Tuesday 27th…

Big changes afoot to QOCS: new rules will reverse Ho v Adelekun & Cartwright v Venduct


All personal injury practitioners know that in a QOCS case a costs order in a defendant’s favour can be enforced against orders for damages and interest in a claimant’s favour (“costs/damages enforcement”). Whether a costs order in a defendant’s favour can…

Tom Little KC obtains double jeopardy conviction for murder and rape dating back to 1975

In 1976 Dennis McGrory was acquitted of the murder of his common-law niece who was 15 years old at the time of her murder in 1975. At that time there was no ability to conduct DNA comparisons. However, in 2019 following the…

The Dekagram 19th December 2022

As the team staggers thankfully to the Finish Line of the year represented by the forthcoming Christmas holidays, we have paused to reflect on the loyalty and good humour of you, our readers, who have seen us through another stonking year. The…

Dekinar Recording: Annual Festive Case Law Update: Part 2

In this week’s webinar, Esther Pounder, Andrew Spencer, Ed Lamb, John Schmitt and Amelia Katz took attendees on a whistlestop tour of key cases of 2022.

They looked at the most interesting and significant cases of the year in the areas of…

Robert Horner to speak at APIL Central England Group Meeting

Robert Horner is speaking at the first Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Central England Group Meeting.

Robert will be giving a round-up of the key personal injury and clinical negligence cases of 2022.

This virtual meeting is taking place on…

The Dekagram 12th December 2022

It’s almost as if the team has the ear of the High Court; only the other day we were wondering amongst ourselves why people sometimes make Part 36 offers within 21 days of trial, and what the point of it might be,…

Members of Chambers upgraded on the CPS Advocate Panel list

We are delighted to announce that several members of Chambers have been upgraded on the CPS Advocate Panel list.

Giles Bedloe and Jennifer Newcomb upgraded to Level 4 in the fraud specialist panel for the CPS.

Laura Hibberd upgraded to Level 3…

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