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Deka Chambers publishes pupillage application form and guidance

Deka Chambers will be inviting applications from candidates for pupillage in line with the Bar Council timetable. Applications will be accepted from 4 January to 8 February 2023.

We are advertising for up to three vacancies: one to commence in October 2023;…

Big changes afoot to QOCS: new rules will reverse Ho v Adelekun & Cartwright v Venduct

Introduction

All personal injury practitioners know that in a QOCS case a costs order in a defendant’s favour can be enforced against orders for damages and interest in a claimant’s favour (“costs/damages enforcement”). Whether a costs order in a defendant’s favour can…

Dekinar Recording: Annual Festive Case Law Update: Part 2

In this week’s webinar, Esther Pounder, Andrew Spencer, Ed Lamb, John Schmitt and Amelia Katz took attendees on a whistlestop tour of key cases of 2022.

They looked at the most interesting and significant cases of the year in the areas of…

Dekinar: Annual Festive Case Law Update: Part 2

In the second of our annual case law updates, Esther Pounder, Andrew Spencer, Ed Lamb, John Schmitt and Amelia Katz take you on a whistlestop tour of key cases of 2022.

They look at the most interesting and significant cases of the…

Factors of ‘magnetic importance’

The judgment in PB v RB and London Borough of Haringey [2016] EWCOP 12 (26th February 2016) contains an elegant analysis of the best  interests test under s.4 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005).
The case concerned an elderly…

Fact finding in Court of Protection cases

The Court of Protection team at 9 Gough Chambers are launching a blog on topical COP issues. This is part of our exciting launch which includes a seminar featuring judges and expert speakers later in the year. To subscribe to our mailing…

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