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…

Roger André secures Fundamental Dishonesty findings

Those who are instructed to defend against claims of injury and other special damages, such as credit hire and rehabilitation claims, are acutely aware of the burden placed on the defence in alleging Fundamental Dishonesty. Whilst on paper, there may not be enough to expressly…

Dekinar Recording: Fundamental Dishonesty and Credit Hire – An Update

In yesterday’s webinar, Roger André and Roderick Abbott looked at recent developments in personal injury / insurance fraud and credit hire claims. Using case examples, they provided an update on fundamental dishonesty claims and the issues that commonly occur in credit hire litigation. If you…

Non-Party Costs Orders and Credit Hire Companies

Introduction This article discusses a recent case where I was instructed to act on behalf of an insurer defendant in an application for a non-party costs order against a credit hire company which had provided a claimant with a vehicle on credit hire.  The matter…

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 roots, with 110…

Dekinar: Fundamental Dishonesty and Credit Hire – An Update

In this webinar Roger André and Roderick Abbott look at recent developments in personal injury / insurance fraud and credit hire claims. Using case examples, they provide an update on fundamental dishonesty claims and the issues that commonly occur in credit hire litigation. View the…

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 intermediate track will…

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. The British Legal Awards are now in their 14th year and hosted by Law.com International. The Awards ceremony will take place in London on Wednesday 29th November 2023. The…

Dekinar: 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 intermediate track will…

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 still finding themselves caught…

Dekinar: The Damages Claims Portal – when it applies and avoiding pitfalls

Use of the Damages Claims Portal has been fully operational and, in some cases, mandatory for nearly a year at the date of writing. In many cases, issuing or defending claims in the old-fashioned way will simply not work anymore. Practitioners are still finding themselves…

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