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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;…

Deka Briefing: Workplace Liabilities

Deka Chambers is a pre-eminent common law Set.  We are proud of the range of market leading expertise we offer across our different practice areas. At the heart of our ethos is celebrating those things that connect us as well as championing…

A & Anor v B & Anor [2022] EWHC 2962 (Fam) (23 November 2022) 

Edward Lamb, instructed by Amy Rowe of Dawson Cornwell acted for the adopters in this case involving a Hague Convention adoption from an Asian country into the UK. Judd J identifies that these cases are complex and require specialist legal advice on…

Tim Parker KC to speak at Private Children Law Conference

Tim Parker KC is speaking at this year’s Private Children Law & Practice conference in London on Wednesday, 30th November.

Tim will be giving a talk on Alienation: ‘How do you prove parental alienation, and what evidence would satisfy the Court that…

Tim Parker KC to speak at ALC Annual Conference

The Association of Lawyers for Children Annual Conference starts today.

Tim Parker KC will be providing a Private Law Update on Saturday morning.


Theodore Bunce Succeeds in Application for ‘Exceptional’ Non-Party Costs Order

Theo obtained a rare non-party costs order on behalf of his client, the Applicant in private law children proceedings. The case involved serious allegations of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Having represented the Applicant and reached a compromise at fact-finding, the Respondent…

AB v BB [2022] EWHC 1965 (Fam) DHCJ David Lock QC

Edward Lamb, instructed by Georgina Emmerson of Ellis Jones Solicitors, successfully defended an application by the mother AB (“the Mother”) under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 for the summary return of EF to Cyprus, where the Mother claimed the child…

Deka Chambers has been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at the Family Law Awards 2022

Deka Chambers has been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at the Family Law Awards 2022.

Chambers has been nominated for the breadth of expertise within the family law team and for the team’s collaborative and collegiate approach to working.

We are…

Edward Lamb appears in London Borough of Hackney v P & Ors [2022] EWHC 1981 (Fam)

Edward Lamb appears in an important case concerning the scope of the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility: London Borough of Hackney v P & Ors [2022] EWHC 1981 (Fam).

Mr Justice…

Edward Lamb secures a maximum award under the 2008 Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme for an injured appellant

DJ v. CICA (First Tier Tribunal), 15 June 2022

Appearing in the First Tier Tribunal on appeal of a decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, Edward Lamb secured the maximum award of £500,000 for a catastrophically injured appellant.

The appellant,…

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