Family Law Briefing: July 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of the Briefing from the Family Team at Deka Chambers with articles by Francesca Kolar and Al Hogarth. At the end of a month of Pride celebrations across the country, in this edition of the Briefing we look at some…

A team from Deka participated in The Push

A team of six from Deka Chambers – Laura Johnson KC, Sabrina Hartshorn, Esther Pounder, Bernard Pressman, Conor Kennedy and Tom Priest – joined forces with a team from Slater and Gordon this weekend to participate in The Push. The Push is Back Up Trust’s…

Tenancy Announcement: Christopher Lowe

We are delighted that Christopher Lowe has joined us as a tenant. Christopher is noted in the Legal 500 as having “a very thorough, detailed and forensic approach with a very down to earth manner. He immediately puts witnesses at ease.” Christopher specialises in personal…

The Dekagram: 1st July 2024

This week’s Dekagram features two warnings: the first relates to the wisdom or otherwise of relying on dishonest witnesses, never a good idea, whilst the second warns us of the consequences of failure to attend hearings, a more complex procedural area than you might at…

Case Note: Nicholls & Anr v Mapfre [2024] EWCA Civ. Spanish Interest Awards and Subrogated Loss

Background & issues The judgment of the Court of Appeal was handed down on Thursday 27 June 2024 in three conjoined appeals. The Appellant in each case (and Defendant at first instance) was a Spanish insurance company (Mapfre) sued (in direct right pursuant to Spanish…

Asbestos Claims: Law, Practice and Procedure 4th edition is published

The 4th edition of Asbestos Claims: Law, Practice and Procedure has been published, by Stephen Glynn, general editor, and contributing editors Laura Elfield and Sabrina Hartshorn. Asbestos induced illness claims have been the subject of much judicial scrutiny over the years and there has been…

Deka launches 2024 Aqeel H Noorali essay competition

Deka is pleased to have partnered with BVL once again to run our legal essay writing competition, in memory of dear friend and talented barrister, Aqeel H Noorali. Applications for the 2024 competition are now open. The essay title for the 2024 competition is as…

The Dekagram: 24th June 2024

This week we bring news of another case on choice of law, this time in the context of a multiparty road traffic accident occurring in England. The judgment provides a useful reminder of how Article 4 of the Rome II Regulation operates. And there’s been…

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,…

A Practical Guide to the Non-Delegable Duty of Care in Healthcare is published

Susanna Bennett has published A Practical Guide to the Non-delegable Duty of Care in Healthcare. This new book is an overview of the law of non-delegable duties of care as they apply to medical care. It is also a source of practical advice and information on…

Crime & Fraud Briefing: June 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of the Crime Briefing which focuses on the Victim and Prisoners Act 2024 with articles written by Louise Thomson and Thom Dyke. We hope that you find these articles informative and interesting.  The Victim and Prisoners Act 2024 received Royal…

Members of Deka Chambers recognised in inaugural Pro Bono Recognition List

We are extremely proud to have five of our members – Giles Mooney KC, Edward Lamb KC, Simon Butler, Francesca O’Neill and Anirudh Mandagere – included in the inaugural Pro Bono Recognition List of England & Wales. The list recognises barristers and solicitors who have…

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