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Deka Briefing: Abuse

Deka Chambers is a pre-eminent common law Set. We have leading practitioners in civil, family and criminal law. We consider this diversity a real strength in the service we are able to offer our clients.  Legal problems often straddle more than one…

Use of Intermediaries in the Family Court

Introduction

On 19th January 2024, the High Court handed down judgment in the case of West Northamptonshire Council (acting via Northamptonshire Childrens Trust) v KA (Mother & Anor) (Intermediaries) [2024] EWHC 79 (Fam). This judgment contained valuable guidance on the use of…

Abigail Stamp elected to PNBA Executive Committee

We are pleased to announce that Abigail Stamp has been elected to the Executive Committee of the

The Dekagram: 22nd January 2024

Another year, another consultation, this one a Call for Evidence to inform the upcoming review of the Personal Injury Discount Rate. This will be the first review where the Lord Chancellor will consult with an expert panel as well as the Treasury, and the…

Martin Warren -v- Yesss (A) Electrical Limited

In Martin Warren v Yesss (A) Electrical Limited [2024] EWCA Civ 24 the following question was asked: what is the correct test to apply when a party makes a late application for expert evidence in a new discipline (not addressed in previous…

Tom Little KC appointed as First Senior Treasury Counsel

Chambers is delighted to announce that Tom Little KC has been appointed as First Senior Treasury Counsel by the Attorney General from 1st April 2024. This follows on from his last 6 years as Senior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court….

The Dekagram: 15th January 2024

It’s 2024! The team has returned from its Winter holidays (skiing in Lincolnshire, since you ask. That’s the last time we let Jack book our hols), and we’re ready to attack the year with renewed vigour. And it’s just as well that…

Dekinar Recording: Griffiths v TUI – the Supreme Court Decision

In yesterday’s webinar Kerry Nicholson and Richard Collier, along with Jatinder Paul, Partner at Irwin Mitchell who represented Mr Griffiths, discussed the impact of this landmark decision.

The speakers provided the facts of the case and its long journey through the courts…

Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2024]

Supreme Court restricts secondary victim claims to those who witness an accident but removes the requirements that a claimant must witness a “sudden shock to the nervous system” caused by a “horrifying” event

In a majority decision (with Lord Burrows dissenting) the…

Francesca O’Neill successful in Chehaib v Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and others [2024]

Francesca O’Neill successful in Chehaib v Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and others [2024] EWHC 2 (KB) where important guidance was given as to the methods by which an incorrectly served Claim Form can be retrospectively validated. 

You can find the judgment

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