Consultation Paper Seeks Reform of Limitation Law in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

The Ministry of Justice has released a consultation paper seeking views on potential reforms to the law of limitation in child sexual abuse cases in England and Wales. Under the current law, child sexual abuse cases in civil courts are subject to the same three-year…

The Dekagram: 20th May 2024

We trust that our readers have been enjoying the Spring sunshine; the team have spent their time in the sun wisely, reading cases so you don’t have to. First we noted a decision which considers the interplay between English and Scottish guardianship; secondly we read…

Dekinar: Understanding the New Fixed Costs Regime for Cross-Border Claims

In this webinar, Thomas Yarrow and Anirudh Mandagere take a look at the new fixed costs regime with a specific eye on its impacts on litigation with a cross-border element. View the slides – Understanding the New Fixed Costs Regime for Cross-Border Claims

The Dekagram: 13th May 2024

Last week brought the news that the Australian airline Qantas and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission have agreed to resolve their dispute over cancelled flights by asking the court to impose a $100 million fine, together with an undertaking by the airline to pay…

Max Melsa appears in Court of Appeal in Re D (Children: Interim Care Order: Hair Strand Testing) [2024] EWCA Civ 498

Max Melsa represented the children, through their Children’s Guardian, in the first case to reach the Court of Appeal specifically dealing with the interpretation of Hair-Strand Tests in care proceedings. The appeal was made by the mother against the interim separation of three children from…

Failure to Remove: Where are we now?

Join us on Thursday, 9th May when leading practitioners from Deka Chambers’ Civil and Family teams will come together to provide a unique analysis of issues arising in claims against local authorities relating to the removal of children into care. The conference will be followed…

Deka Chambers launches new website

We are excited to unveil our new website. Deka Chambers launched in 2022 as a forward thinking, modern and inclusive set that aimed to break with convention, offering our clients the range, scale and depth to lead the most complex cases, with a client-centred personal…

Jay Levell promoted to Assistant Practice Manager

We are delighted that Jay Levell has been promoted to Assistant Practice Manager, effective today, 8th May. Jay joined Chambers in 2022 as Junior Clerk. As Assistant Practice Manager his responsibilities will increase to include diary management, attending listing appointments, and assisting with the day-to-day…

Interim / Immediate Suspension Orders and Sanction post Aga and Adil: A Search for Ultimate Meaning

In The General Dental Council v  Manori Balachandra (2 May 2024), the first case before the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) to consider the principles in Aga v GDC [2023] EWHC 3208 (Admin) and Adil v GMC [2023] EWCA Civ 1261 following remittance to the PCC…

The Dekagram: 7th May 2024

This week Anirudh Mandagere looks at the application of the decision of the Supreme Court in TUI v Griffiths; and Julia Brechtelsbauer looks at the reforms under way to the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. It seems likely that both Griffiths and…

Stuart McKechnie KC secures settlement of just under £15 million in complex cerebral palsy case

As a result of negligent treatment during birth, the Claimant suffered hypoxic brain damage causing mild Cerebral Palsy and global developmental delay. The case was complicated by the fact that the Claimant, who is now 14 years of age, comes from a Traveller family and…

Dekinar: Data Protection Claims – A busy practitioner’s guide

This webinar focuses on key principles and pitfalls in claims involving data protection and information rights, as well as providing a summary of recent developments in the law. Jack Harding, Ian Clarke and Anirudh Mandagere discuss de minimis and assessment of damages, jurisdictional matters and…

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