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The Line of Duty: Police and the Duty of Care

When do the police owe a duty of care in the tort of negligence?

For many years, cases involving alleged duties of care on the part of the police, were decided, or at least appeared to be decided, on policy grounds….

Deka Chambers publishes pupillage application form and guidance

Deka Chambers will be inviting applications from candidates for pupillage in line with the Bar Council timetable. Applications will be accepted from 4 January to 8 February 2023.

We are advertising for up to three vacancies: one to commence in October 2023;…

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…

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…

Deka Briefing: Workplace Liabilities

Deka Chambers is a pre-eminent common law Set.  We are proud of the range of market leading expertise we offer across our different practice areas. At the heart of our ethos is celebrating those things that connect us as well as championing…

Ian Clarke speaking at Association of Police Lawyers Conference

Ian Clarke is speaking at this week’s Association of Police Lawyers Autumn Conference, which this year is being hosted by Northumbria Police Force.

The conference is taking place in Newcastle on 19th – 21st October and attracts delegates from 43 UK wide…

Deka Chambers Ranked in Legal 500 2023

We are delighted to announce that Deka Chambers and 66 members are ranked in 14 practice areas in Legal 500.

Deka Chambers is ranked as a Top Tier Set for: 

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud: ‘A very good set with a…

Webinar Recording: Data Protection & Privacy – The Police, Subject Access Requests and a General Update

In their webinar yesterday Sarah Prager and Ian Clarke looked at GDPR, data protection and privacy issues, bringing you right up to date with recent developments in the law relating to data protection and misuse of information.

If you missed it, you…

Court of Appeal Judgment in Tindall v Thames Valley Police

The Court of Appeal have allowed the Chief Constable’s appeal against the Master’s refusal to strike out the claim against him. The case concerned whether police officers who attended a road traffic accident caused by ice owed a duty of care to…

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