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Dekinar: Understanding the New Fixed Costs Regime

From 1st October 2023, civil litigation in England and Wales will dramatically change. Virtually all claims valued up to £100,000 will be subject to a new fixed costs regime. Fixed recoverable costs will be extended across the fast track, and a new…

Dekinar recording: The Damages Claims Portal

In yesterday’s webinar, Robert Parkin considered the Damages Claims Portal and made suggestions as to the circumstances in which use of the DCP is mandatory, how to avoid this, and how to get out of trouble if mistakes happen.

Practitioners are…

Dekinar: The Damages Claims Portal – when it applies and avoiding pitfalls

Use of the Damages Claims Portal has been fully operational and, in some cases, mandatory for nearly a year at the date of writing. In many cases, issuing or defending claims in the old-fashioned way will simply not work anymore.

Practitioners…

BXB: Vicarious liability, sexual abuse and the Canadian Perspective

In Mohamud v Morrisons Supermarkets (2016) AC 677, Lord Dyson MR observed that:

“To search for certainty and precision in vicarious liability is to undertake a quest for a chimaera”

Nonetheless, since Mohamud was decided in 2016, that quest has continued in…

Highways: only a touch of frost

1. This is the fourth and final article in a short series which focuses on case law which may assist in the defence of claims against Highways Authorities under s.41 of the Highways Act 1980.

2. In this article, and inspired at…

Highway Inspections: when once is enough

1. This is the third short article in a series focusing on lesser-known case law which may assist in defending claims brought against highways authorities for failing to maintain the highway under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 and its predecessors.

Highways: expecting the unexpected

1. This is the second short article in a series focusing on lesser-known case law which may assist in defending claims brought against highways authorities for failing to maintain the highway under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 and its predecessors.

‘Failure to Remove’ Claims – Supreme Court grants permission to appeal in two cases

The Supreme Court has today granted permission to appeal to the defendants in HXA v Surrey CC and YXA v Wolverhampton CC, in which the claimants advanced claims alleging negligence on the part of social workers in not taking action to remove…

Highways: the ‘rule of thumb’

This is the first in a series of short articles which delve into some of the lesser-known authorities relating to the Highway Authority’s duty to maintain the highway under the Highways Act 1980. That duty is of course now contained in section…

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;…

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