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 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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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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