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The Dekagram 30th January 2023

In this week’s Dekagram we consider recent cases which raise some urgent questions around how the QOCS and whiplash tariff systems are working. And speaking of urgent questions, we encourage readers to get their questions on health tourism and cross border clinical…

The Dekagram 23rd January 2023

It’s been another busy week at the coalface. The High Court, in Arthern v Ryanair [2023] EWHC 46 (KB), gave further guidance on the interpretation of ‘accident’ within the meaning of the Montreal Convention, together with an exposition on how the domestic…

Dekinar: Health Tourism – Implications for Claimants and Defendants

Date: 1st February 2023Time: 1pmSpeakers: Dominique Smith of Deka Chambers and Matt Gatenby of Travlaw

In this webinar Dominique Smith will be joined by Matt Gatenby of Travlaw. They will be discussing the implications of health tourism, looking at:

Recent developments and…

The Dekagram 16th January 2023

This week’s Dekagram reflects the wide range of legal questions the team deals with as part of international practice. First, Thomas Jones considers a recent case on the protection of vulnerable adults resident outside the jurisdiction; then, Jeremy Ford asks when a…

The Dekagram 9th January 2023

The Dekagram is back! After an all-too-brief Christmas holiday, the travel and cross border team has returned to keep our readers up to date on the activities of the courts and legislature in our field. And there is much to report. For…

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;…

The Dekagram 19th December 2022

As the team staggers thankfully to the Finish Line of the year represented by the forthcoming Christmas holidays, we have paused to reflect on the loyalty and good humour of you, our readers, who have seen us through another stonking year. The…

Dekinar Recording: Annual Festive Case Law Update: Part 2

In this week’s webinar, Esther Pounder, Andrew Spencer, Ed Lamb, John Schmitt and Amelia Katz took attendees on a whistlestop tour of key cases of 2022.

They looked at the most interesting and significant cases of the year in the areas of…

The Dekagram 12th December 2022

It’s almost as if the team has the ear of the High Court; only the other day we were wondering amongst ourselves why people sometimes make Part 36 offers within 21 days of trial, and what the point of it might be,…

Schrödinger’s Fact

This article is co-written by Jack Harding of Deka Chambers and Michael Hagan of

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