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…

Failure to Remove: Where are we now?

Join us on Thursday, 9th May when leading practitioners from Deka Chambers’ Civil and Family teams will come together to provide a unique analysis of issues arising in claims against local authorities relating to the removal of children into care. The conference will be followed…

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…

SZR v Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council [2024] EWHC 598 (KB)

With CN v Poole Borough Council [2019] UKSC 25 and HXA v Surrey County Council [2023] UKSC 52 having all but closed the door to common law claims (despite the Supreme Court maintaining in HXA that there might be examples of an assumption of responsibility…

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….

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…

HXA and YXA in the Supreme Court

Introduction By its decision in HXA v Surrey CC; YXA v Wolverhampton CC [2023] UKSC 52, the Supreme Court has allowed the appeals of the defendant local authorities from the decision of the Court of Appeal [2022] EWCA Civ 1196, [2023] 1 WLR 116.  The…

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 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…

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