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Thom Dyke secures convictions for multiple attempted murders following violent rampage at Central Middlesex Hospital

On 21 June 2023, a maintenance worker at Central Middlesex Hospital, named Matteo Bottarelli, carried out a spree of unprovoked and savage attacks against his colleagues.

The violence began when Bottarelli armed himself with a mattock – a tool similar to a…

Thom Dyke and Laura Hibberd: Firearms and drugs conspirators sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment

Members of a sophisticated organised criminal gang, responsible for the large-scale supply of crack cocaine and heroin in North London whilst armed with a range of lethal firearms, have been given sentences totally 35 years’ imprisonment.

The gang was prosecuted by Thom…

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…

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…

Tom Little KC successfully prosecutes quadruple murder trial

On 21st December 2023 following a three week trial before Bryan J and a jury at the Old Bailey Joshua Jacques was convicted of having murdered his girlfriend, her Mother, her Grandmother and her Step Grandfather. The case involved difficult issues of…

Thom Dyke and Jennie Oborne give advocacy training at the International Criminal Court

Thom Dyke and Jennie Oborne have been invited to deliver advocacy training to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) in The Hague.  Their training includes talks on best practice for conducting both examination-in-chief and cross-examination before international…

Thom Dyke successful in High Court appeal

AA was charged with multiple counts of rape and assault against the complainant.  He had previously been accused by two other complainants of similar sexual and violent offences and had gone on the run from police in 2021 for nearly four months.

Deka Chambers Top Ranked in Chambers UK Bar

We are delighted to announce that Deka Chambers is recognized as a top set in five practice areas and secured 88 barrister rankings across a total of 14 practice areas in Chambers & Partners 2024.

Deka Chambers Top Ranked in Legal 500 2024

We’re proud to have retained our top tier set ranking in the new edition of the Legal 500, with 118 barrister rankings across 14 practice areas.

Kyah Mufti joins The Bar Council’s Race Working Group as the representative for the South Eastern Circuit

There is a great deal of work for the Bar to do to improve race equality, with the Bar Council Working Group having identified the key areas of access, retention, progression and culture.  Kyah has been committed to race equality work for…

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