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…

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…

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…

Crime & Fraud Briefing: July 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of the Crime & Fraud Briefing which focuses on the topical areas of anonymity in criminal proceedings and the new fraud strategy ‘Stopping Scams and Protecting the Public’ published by HM Government in May 2023 with articles written by Eleanor…

LYING IN WAIT Ian Clarke on trial by ambush and fundamental dishonesty

Andrew Jenkinson v Gary Robertson [2022] EWHC 791 (QB) Under what circumstances can a Defendant accuse a Claimant of fundamental dishonesty?  That was one of the central questions before the Court in the recent High Court decision of Andrew Jenkinson v Gary Robertson. Background The…

Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke secure convictions in first ever modern slavery fraud case

After a three-week trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke have secured convictions in the first ever prosecution brought under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to involve trafficking victims for the purposes of carrying out fraud. Nearly thirty vulnerable young girls were…

Rehabilitation Damages, Fraud, Dishonesty and Wasted Costs

Those who defend personal injury claims are increasingly used to seeing rehabilitation based special damages claims. Insurers and policymakers should be aware of dishonest layering of rehabilitation special damages. Being alert to this is important because they can be relied upon to damage the claimant’s…

Fundamental Dishonesty & Trials in Lockdown

Roger André joined 1 Chancery Lane in December 2020. He has a longstanding Civil Fraud Practice and his move to 1 Chancery Lane, whilst still residing in the North of England, enables him to offer enhanced national coverage as he travels nationwide and also does…

9 Gough Chambers is delighted to announce the appointments of Eleanor Mawrey, Jennifer Newcomb and James Thacker to the A list of the Serious Fraud Office Panel

Chambers is delighted to announce that Eleanor Mawrey and Jennifer Newcomb have been appointed to the A list of the Serious Fraud Office junior counsel panel. James Thacker has been reappointed to the A list. Barristers on this list lead investigations and prosecutions of top-tier…

James Thacker and William Dean Secure First Ever Conviction for Knowingly Furnishing False Information in £2.7m Rural Development Grant Fraud

On 12 June 2020, two defendants were sentenced for their participation in a scheme to secure over £2.7m in Government grant aid under the Countryside Productivity Scheme. False quotations, in the names of genuine businesses, were supplied to the Rural Payments Agency at DEFRA in…

Thom Dyke secures acquittal in £0.5m fraud trial

Thom Dyke acted for the defendant, TG, in a complex fraud trial involving alleged losses of nearly half a million pounds.

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