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…

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…

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….

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…

Tom Little KC successfully appears on behalf of the Attorney General in the Court of Appeal

Today the Court of Appeal (with the Lady Chief Justice presiding) handed down an important judgment following an Attorney General’s Reference on a point of law which concerned the scope and effect of the defence contained within section 5(2)(a) of the Criminal Damage Act 1971….

Thomas Jones appears for the Secretary of State for Justice in Cain v Secretary of State for Justice [2024] EWHC 426 (Admin)

Summary Thomas successfully represented the Secretary of State for Justice in Cain v. Secretary of State for Justice [2024] EWHC 426 (Admin). The Claimant is a life sentence prisoner who was convicted of two murders. He sought to challenge the decision of the Secretary of…

Crime & Fraud Briefing: March 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of the Crime Briefing which focuses on private prosecutions with articles written by Louise McCullough and Amelia Katz. We hope that you find these articles informative and interesting. There remains ongoing disbelief, outrage, and concern over the private prosecutions that…

Thom Dyke secures convictions for multiple attempted murders following violent rampage at Central Middlesex Hospital

On 21 June 2023, a maintenance worker at Central Middlesex Hospital, named Matteo Bottarelli, carried out a spree of unprovoked and savage attacks against his colleagues. The violence began when Bottarelli armed himself with a mattock – a tool similar to a large pickaxe. He…

Thom Dyke and Laura Hibberd: Firearms and drugs conspirators sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment

Members of a sophisticated organised criminal gang, responsible for the large-scale supply of crack cocaine and heroin in North London whilst armed with a range of lethal firearms, have been given sentences totally 35 years’ imprisonment. The gang was prosecuted by Thom Dyke, leading Laura…

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….

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 in 1994 and…

Tom Little KC successfully prosecutes quadruple murder trial

On 21st December 2023 following a three week trial before Bryan J and a jury at the Old Bailey Joshua Jacques was convicted of having murdered his girlfriend, her Mother, her Grandmother and her Step Grandfather. The case involved difficult issues of self induced intoxication…

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