Recognition for Deka Chambers’ barristers in Best Lawyers 2025

Congratulations to our eleven barristers who have been recognised by their peers in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2025. Jacob Levy KC, Simon Readhead KC, Edward Faulks KC, Graham Aldous KC, Edward Bishop KC, Andrew Warnock KC, Matthew Chapman KC, Sarah Prager KC,…

Deka Chambers takes part in London Legal Walk

Our team of 15 walkers took part in yesterday’s London Legal Support Trust Legal Walk. The team joined tens of thousands of walkers who come together to raise funds and awareness and help support over 100 free legal advice charities, including Advocate and Free Representation Unit (FRU). Please…

Dekinar: Actions Against the Police – Part 2

In this webinar, Ella Davis and Kerry Nicholson focus on misfeasance, malicious prosecution and HRA claims. Ella provides a recap of how the HRA 1998 works, considering the positive duties it imposes on the police. Kerry covers misfeasance and malicious prosecution. She provides an overview…

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…

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…

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…

Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police v Information Commissioner & Anor [2024] UKFTT 64 (GRC)

Ian Clarke successfully acted for the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police in this appeal against the ICO’s decision to compel the provision of information under the Freedom of Information Act. The judgment offers some useful guidance for public bodies seeking to resist FOI requests….

Use of force in police custody: Chief Constable of Essex Police v Carter

Martin Spencer J has today handed down a judgment allowing an appeal by the Chief Constable of Essex Police from a judgment given by Recorder Dagnall sitting in the County Court at Colchester in a claim brought by Mr Matthew Carter. The claimant was arrested…

Jennie Oborne successfully defends the Met Police in civil jury trial

Jennie Oborne represented the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in respect of allegations of false imprisonment and battery. The Claimant alleged that police officers had chased him into a cul-de-sac before kicking him to the chest whilst he was lying on the ground. He was…

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…

Dekinar Recording: Actions Against the Police – A Primer

In yesterday’s webinar, Russell Wilcox looked at actions in Assault and Battery, Negligence and Harassment. These are the type of claims which are most often, though not invariably, associated with some form of personal injury. This webinar is the first in a short series offering…

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