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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…

A helpful landlord is not liable for carrying out improvement works

What happens when a landlord carries out improvement works and the tenant subsequently has an accident and argues that the improvement works, whilst improving and making safer the premises, did not go far enough? Is the helpful landlord liable to the tenant?…

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…

HXA and YXA in the Supreme Court


By its decision in HXA v Surrey CC; YXA v Wolverhampton CC [2023] UKSC 52, the Supreme Court has allowed the appeals of the defendant local authorities from the decision of the Court of Appeal [2022] EWCA Civ 1196, [2023] 1…

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…

Deka Chambers shortlisted in British Legal Awards 2023

We’re delighted to be shortlisted for Chambers of the Year in this year’s British Legal Awards.

Montague v The Governing Body of Heavers Farm Primary School

An unusual, complicated and interesting case which confronts the delicate conflict between religious belief and inclusive secular education.

Earlier this year HHJ Lethem handed down judgment in Montague, a case that generated a good deal of press coverage.  In this article Richard…

Dekinar recording: The Damages Claims Portal

In yesterday’s webinar, Robert Parkin considered the Damages Claims Portal and made suggestions as to the circumstances in which use of the DCP is mandatory, how to avoid this, and how to get out of trouble if mistakes happen.

Practitioners are…

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