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Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police v Information Commissioner & Anor [2024] UKFTT 64 (GRC)

Ian Clarke successfully acted for the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police in this appeal against the ICO’s decision to compel the provision of information under the Freedom of Information Act. The judgment offers some useful guidance for public bodies seeking to…

Use of force in police custody: Chief Constable of Essex Police v Carter

Martin Spencer J has today handed down a judgment allowing an appeal by the Chief Constable of Essex Police from a judgment given by Recorder Dagnall sitting in the County Court at Colchester in a claim brought by Mr Matthew Carter.

The…

Jennie Oborne successfully defends the Met Police in civil jury trial

Jennie Oborne represented the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in respect of allegations of false imprisonment and battery. The Claimant alleged that police officers had chased him into a cul-de-sac before kicking him to the chest whilst he was lying on the…

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…

Dekinar Recording: Actions Against the Police – A Primer

In yesterday’s webinar, Russell Wilcox looked at actions in Assault and Battery, Negligence and Harassment. These are the type of claims which are most often, though not invariably, associated with some form of personal injury.

This webinar is the first in a…

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…

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