The Dekagram: 17th June 2024

This week’s Dekagram features a case involving an optimistic English claimant seeking to have his claim against an English defendant determined by the Spanish courts. It will be of interest to anyone advising on or litigating claims with a foreign element arising out of consumer…

Dekinar: Actions Against the Police – Part 2

In this webinar, Ella Davis and Kerry Nicholson focus on misfeasance, malicious prosecution and HRA claims. Ella provides a recap of how the HRA 1998 works, considering the positive duties it imposes on the police. Kerry covers misfeasance and malicious prosecution. She provides an overview…

Personal Injury Briefing: June 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of the Deka Personal Injury team briefing. In this edition we will be focusing on ‘Witness Statements’ and ‘Fundamental Dishonesty and Indemnity Costs.’ Laura Hibberd provides some very helpful guidance through a series of ‘cautionary tales.’  It may be said…

The Contaminated Blood Scandal: Part 1 – the background

In the 1970’s the NHS had an almost insatiable need for blood. New treatments needed large quantities of “hema” and a scientific discovery gave a group of sick individuals a reprieve (or so they thought) from their suffering.   Haemophiliacs lack a specific protein, factor…

The Dekagram: 10th June 2024

Glover & Anor v Fluid Structural Engineers & Technical Designers Ltd & Ors [2024] EWHC 1257 (TCC) – a case highlighting the dangers of getting involved in the preparation of experts’ joint statements This judgment follows an application by the claimants within proceedings seeking permission to replace…

Alternative Dispute Resolution Briefing: June 2024

It has been an exciting six months or so in the case law dealing with ADR – or should we now say NDR? In November 2023, the Court of Appeal handed down its landmark decision in Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA…

Deka Chambers takes part in London Legal Walk

Our team of walkers is looking forward to the London Legal Support Trust Legal Walk taking place on Tuesday, 18th June. We’re hoping to raise as much as we can for vital free legal advice charities, including Advocate and Free Representation Unit (FRU). 2024 marks the London Legal Walk’s…

Lawyer-Client Relationship: Scope of Duty

In this practice note for Practical Law, Francesca O’Neill outlines the law relating to the scope of duty that a lawyer or solicitor practising in England and Wales owes to their client and when they may owe a duty to a third party. The note…

Eleanor Mawrey and Laura Hibberd secure conviction of masked gunman in gang dispute

Ricardo Anderson opened fire on a vehicle along Park Lane in Tottenham on 27 May 2023 in broad daylight as part of an ongoing dispute involving rival gangs in the area. A group had congregated in the area earlier to film a drill music video…

The Dekagram: 3rd June 2024

This week’s Dekagram is an update on the factors the court is likely to take into account when considering whether to allow a party to call witness evidence by way of videolink – and a reminder that obtaining permission to do so is far from…

Members of Britain’s biggest benefit fraud gang jailed

Tom Little KC and Gareth Munday have successfully prosecuted members of Britain’s biggest benefit fraud gang. Five members of an organised criminal gang, which falsely claimed more than £50 million in Universal Credit in the largest benefit fraud in England and Wales, have been jailed….

The Dekagram: 28th May 2024

In this week’s Dekagram we bring news of a case involving accusations and counter-accusations, a reminder that when litigating whatever you write or say, you must be prepared to have it read out in the Court of Appeal to an unimpressed Lady Chief Justice. Our…

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