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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;…

Dominique Smith acts for family in workplace death inquest

Dominique Smith, instructed by Sophie Connolly of

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…

Dekinar: Preventing and Responding to Terrorism: Key Recommendations of the Manchester Arena Inquiry to Date

Following the handing down of the second Report of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Andrew Warnock KC and Laura Johnson KC give a brief summary of the Inquiry’s main findings to date and consider some of its principal recommendations relating to the emergency…

Max Melsa represents Bedfordshire Police in Inquest regarding death of police officer at Luton Airport

Max Melsa was instructed by Bedfordshire Police, who were an Interested Party in the Inquest regarding the death of police officer Sean Duignan on 31st May 2021.

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Manchester Arena Inquiry Report Volume Two Published

The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry published Volume Two of his report yesterday, detailing his findings and recommendations on the emergency response to the attack.  Andrew Warnock KC and Laura Johnson KC represented Greater Manchester Combined Authority on behalf of the…

Inquest into the death of Yassar Yaqub

The inquest into the death of Yassar Yaqub started today (20th September). Mr Yaqub was shot dead by police in a car in which he was a passenger near junction 24 of the M62 motorway on the 2nd January 2017.

Tom Little KC and Patricia…

Covid-19: A pandemic of claims?

Johnathan Payne has been instructed by the insurers of a leading provider of social care in a claim of ‘long-covid’ brought by an ex-employee. The case has been issued in the High Court and proceeds in the Queens Bench Division. The case is of…

Croydon Tram Crash

Following the inquest in the Croydon Tram crash where Andrew Ritchie QC, Giles Mooney QC and James Byrne acted for the 7 families of the deceased, the Coroner has made important Prevention of Future Death findings based on their submissions:- Automatic breaking…

John Schmitt represents family at the inquest touching Heike Mojay-Sinclare

The inquest has received national press coverage on account of the appalling tragedy of the death and the questions it raised as to how such a death could have been allowed to happen. John was instructed by Vashti Prescott of Kidd Rapinet…

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