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Travel & Cross Border Claims

The Dekagram: 30th May 2023

Regular readers will already be aware of the team’s concerns about the enthusiastic embrace amongst some judges (cough – Sir Geoffrey Vos MR – cough) of artificial intelligence in a legal context. Naturally the use of intelligence of any variety in the…

The Dekagram: 22nd May 2023

This week the team was aghast to read an extremely surprising judgment interpreting Regulation (EU) No.261/2004 (‘the Denied Boarding Regulation’). No, not the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the pilot death cases (discussed below) – but…

PI Focus: Expert Evidence in Cross Border Claims

Cases involving a foreign element can be a minefield for practitioners, and with foreign travel back on the agenda after the end of the Covid lockdowns it is important to reacquaint ourselves with the rules around expert evidence in these cases.


The Dekagram 9th May 2023

In all the excitement this week – yes, the inaugural Deka Chambers Eurovision Sweepstake was drawn on Thursday – you could be forgiven for missing an important decision on the recoverability of Spanish penalty interest, considered below. And it’s also worth bearing…

The Dekagram 2nd May 2023

For an area of law that’s supposed to be perfectly intuitively straightforward, jurisdiction certainly generates a lot of case law, doesn’t it? This week Henk Soede examines another recent case on service and jurisdiction, whilst Sarah Prager grapples with the judgment of…

The Dekagram 24th April 2023

This week the team look at what some will find a surprising development in the doctrine of novus actus interveniens in the context of medical interventions, and ask whether we’re likely to see an increase in claims against the NHS as a…

The Dekagram 17th April 2023

We were interested to read the surprise news that the start date for the extension of the fixed costs regime has now been confirmed, although naturally the rules themselves, and the fixed sums, have yet to be publicised. Meanwhile, a recent case…

The Dekagram 11th April 2023

We trust our readers enjoyed their long weekend and that they have returned to the fray, like us, refreshed and ready for anything. Just before the break judgment was handed down in a gastric claim which brought into focus a number of…

The Dekagram 3rd April 2023

As we hurtle towards Easter next weekend, passing the Equinox, cautiously welcoming Spring (we’ve been caught prematurely celebrating the passing of Winter before), and preparing for the inaugural Deka Easter Egg Hunt, our chick- and bunny-based musings were rudely interrupted by two…

Dekinar Recording: An Expert’s View – Cross Border Clinical Negligence Claims

In yesterday’s webinar, Dominique Smith was joined by award-winning renowned plastic surgeon Fulvio Urso-Baiarda. They discussed practical examples of cross border clinical negligence claims, and looked at case law and standards of healthcare.

If you missed it, you can view it here:

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