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Dekinar Recording: Scope of Duty and Retainers in Professional Negligence

In yesterday’s webinar James Holmes-Milner and Francesca O’Neill looked at some of the most recent decisions on scope, and examined the impact of the decisions in Miller v Irwin Mitchell, Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP, and Percy v Merriman…

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;…

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…

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…

Francesca O’Neill successful in striking out professional negligence claim with indemnity costs

In Daniel Khan v Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors, the Claimant brought a claim in professional negligence against his former representatives alleging that they had failed to properly advise him as to the terms of a restraining order precluding contact with his children…

Webinar Recording: Assessment of Damages in Professional Negligence Claims

In this webinar yesterday, Francesca O’Neill and Henk Soede dealt with the assessment of damages in professional liability cases and, in particular, in the personal injury and conveyancing context.

They addressed the basic legal principles, worked through various illustrative case studies and…

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…

Francesca O’Neill successful in Professional Negligence trial

Professionals’ scope of duty examined at trial: some thoughts

Harry v Curtis Law LLP (“CWC”)

HHJ Mitchell

Since SAAMCO, and latterly MBS v Grant Thornton [2021] UKSC 20, lawyers generally think that they understand how arguments on the scope of duty for…

Families of those killed in the Tunisia beach massacre fear Government has succumbed to tour operators

Andrew Ritchie QC, representing 17 of the families involved in the Tunisia beach massacre at the Inquest, said: “There is a line of thinking from the families that the FCO may have failed in their responsibility to the 60,000 British citizens who…

Edwin Buckett successfully defends Thompsons solicitors

On the 28th October 2015, Mrs Justice Laing dismissed an appeal by the Claimant from an order of the Designated Circuit Judge at Central London County Court in the case of Fahy-v-PCS Union and Thompsons Solicitors (Lawtel AC9401825).
The Claimant sought…

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