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Judgment handed down in Lewis-Ranwell v G4S Health Services & Others (2024)

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its long-awaited judgment in Lewis-Ranwell v G4S Health Services & Others (2024). It held, by a majority of 2 to 1, that a person who deliberately and unlawfully kills whilst insane is not barred…

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…

3 New Silks for Deka Chambers

It is with great pleasure that Deka Chambers announces that Paul Stagg, James Thacker and Edward Lamb have been appointed as King’s Counsel in the Ministry of Justice’s new Silk appointments published today, 19th January 2024.

Paul was called to the Bar…

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…

Dekinar Recording: Annual Case Law Update

In yesterday’s annual case law update, Rob Horner, Abigail Stamp and Andrew Spencer took attendees on a tour of the key cases of 2023. They considered the most interesting and significant cases of the year in the areas of travel law, personal…

Deka Chambers Top Ranked in Chambers UK Bar

We are delighted to announce that Deka Chambers is recognized as a top set in five practice areas and secured 88 barrister rankings across a total of 14 practice areas in Chambers & Partners 2024.

Deka Chambers Top Ranked in Legal 500 2024

We’re proud to have retained our top tier set ranking in the new edition of the Legal 500, with 118 barrister rankings across 14 practice areas.

Deka Chambers celebrates its 1st anniversary

Today, 3rd October, marks a year since Deka Chambers formed, creating one of the biggest common law sets in the country.

Over the past 12 months Deka has proved itself as a leading national and international Set. Formed from formidable common law…

Dekinar Recording: Understanding the New Fixed Costs Regime

From 1st October 2023, civil litigation in England and Wales will dramatically change. Virtually all claims valued up to £100,000 will be subject to a new fixed costs regime. Fixed recoverable costs will be extended across the fast track, and a new…

The Dekagram: 4th September 2023

This week we bring news of another government consultation, this one relating to the licensing of non-surgical cosmetic procedures in England and Wales. This is something the team has been discussing even since before Dominique Smith wrote her book on cross border…

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