Clinical Negligence & Healthcare

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…

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…

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…

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…

The FTCF Costs Update Roadshow 2024

This roadshow will cover the very latest update on the new Fixed Recoverable Costs Regime from eminent costs speaker, Professor Dominic Regan with Lucy Lodewyke from Deka Chambers. The event is ideal for claimant Clinical Negligence litigators, members of AvMA’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel, Personal…

Ella Davis returns to chambers following parental leave

We are delighted to welcome Ella Davis back to chambers this week following her parental leave. Ella is a civil practitioner specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury. In addition to a busy court and paperwork practice, she is also frequently instructed in mediations and…

Clinical Negligence Briefing: April 2024

Welcome to the Spring Clinical Negligence Briefing. It has been a busy start to 2024 for Deka’s clinical negligence team. We are delighted that two members of the team were appointed as silks in March 2024  (Paul Stagg KC and Edward Lamb KC) and we…

Dekinar Recording: Maternity & Birth Injury Claims – Legal Update

With the announcement of the Spring Budget in March 2024 the Government has pledged to invest £35 million to boost maternity safety and improve maternity services across England, and a further £9 million to prevent avoidable brain injuries in childbirth. NHS Resolution reports that maternity-related…

Dekinar: Maternity and Birth Injury Claims: Legal Update

With the announcement of the Spring Budget in March 2024 the Government has pledged to invest £35 million to boost maternity safety and improve maternity services across England, and a further £9 million to prevent avoidable brain injuries in childbirth. NHS Resolution reports that maternity-related…

Laura Elfield speaking at AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference

The 34th Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Clinical Negligence Conference is taking place on 21-22 March 2024. This year’s programme has a focus on Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Laura Elfield will be speaking on the afternoon of 22nd March, alongside Dr Wael Agur, on Gynaecological Mesh…

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 by the defence…

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 field of law….

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