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Success in Supreme Court for Edward Faulks KC

Judgment has been handed down in the Supreme Court today in the case of Potanina v Potanin. This is a landmark judgment for those looking to bring applications under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.

Edward Faulks KC successfully represented…

Highly Commended at British Family Law Awards

Chambers is proud to have been highly commended for Chambers of the Year at the inaugural British Family Law Awards.

Balancing Openness and Confidentiality: The Transparency Reporting Pilot in the Family Courts

On Monday 29 January 2024 the Transparency Reporting Pilot, which was launched last year in Cardiff, Leeds and Carlisle, will be extended and come into effect in a number of other court centres, including the Family Courts at the Central Family Court,…

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…

Use of Intermediaries in the Family Court


On 19th January 2024, the High Court handed down judgment in the case of West Northamptonshire Council (acting via Northamptonshire Childrens Trust) v KA (Mother & Anor) (Intermediaries) [2024] EWHC 79 (Fam). This judgment contained valuable guidance on the use of…

Deka shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at the British Family Law Awards

We’re delighted to be finalists for Chambers of the Year at the inaugural British Family Law Awards. Congratulations to our Family Law team for making the shortlist.

A Local Authority v EF & Ors [2023] EWFC 178

Laura Hibberd acted for the children through their Guardian throughout care proceedings in this case. Laura was instructed by Gemma Hodder at Miles and Partners.

The local authority initially commenced proceedings due to concerns that the mother was exaggerating the children’s needs…

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.

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…

Deka Chambers and Edward Lamb shortlisted in the Family Law Awards 2023

We are delighted that Edward Lamb has been shortlisted as a finalist for Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year in the Family Law Awards 2023. In addition, Deka Chambers has been shortlisted for Family Law Chambers of the Year: London.

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