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Deka Chambers
3-5 Norwich Street
London
EC4A 1DR
England

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 1

The ‘weighty and well experienced team’ at Deka Chambers have ‘stand out’ personal injury strength. Sarah Prager KC  was made silk in the 2023 round, and exemplifies the set’s cross border personal injury experience: she appeared in Strait v Cosmos Insurance, a Court of Appeal case concerning whether an RAF serviceman stationed in Akrotiri (a Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus) could bring a personal injury claim against a Cypriot insurer in the English courts. Edward Faulks KC is leading Paul Stagg KC in the case of YXA v Wolverhampton City Council, which considers whether a social services authority assumes responsibility to a child and therefore owes a common law duty of care when exercising protective functions.

Personal injury - Rising Stars

Henk Soede - Deka Chambers 'Henk is very clever and has the knack of being able to simplify difficult and complex concepts.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Jacob Levy KCDeka ChambersJacob is one of the hardest working members of the PI Bar. His eye for detail and getting the best results is unwavering, he is a top drawer silk for catastrophically injured claimants.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Stuart McKechnie KCDeka Chambers ‘Ferocious eye for detail, meticulous preparation and adds value to every case he is instructed on - the leading quantum PI silk in the country.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Lord Faulks KCDeka ChambersCharming – Edward is generous with his high level understanding both of the law and the appeal court philosophy’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew Chapman KCDeka ChambersMatthew is a delight to work with. He has a depth of knowledge that is unrivalled, and has his finger on the pulse of all cross-border litigation issues.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Grahame Aldous KCDeka ChambersTotally unflappable – a masterful advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Giles Mooney KCDeka Chambers ‘Giles is a natural and confident advocate and exceptionally easy to work with. He is pragmatic and not scared to tackle difficult issues and push for what is best for clients.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Bishop KCDeka Chambers ‘Always very well prepared, excellent with experts - inspires confidence.' 
Ranked: Tier 3
John Ross KCDeka Chambers ‘John is a consummate advocate. He is thorough – leaving no stone unturned and communicating difficult issues of law and complex factual issues in a concise and clear manner.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Warnock KCDeka ChambersAndrew is, or should be, the first port of call for complex personal injury cases, especially those with multiple parties, or a notable historic element.’
Ranked: Tier 3
John Foy KCDeka Chambers 'John is always calm and measured, he commands respect which inevitably results in a good outcome, and clients love his kind and caring approach.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Laura Johnson KCDeka Chambers 'Huge gravitas and presence and a formidable advocate for her clients.'

2023 Silks

Sarah Prager KCDeka Chambers ‘Sarah is outstanding, her knowledge of travel law is excellent and she is a formidable advocate.’

2024 Silks

Paul Stagg KCDeka Chambers ‘A titan in the world of local authority and police liability with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.'
Edward Lamb KC - Deka Chambers 'His dedicated and caring approach puts clients at ease and he is able to explain everything to them in a way in which they understand and appreciate.'

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Laura BegleyDeka Chambers ‘Laura is thorough with an excellent eye for detail which extends into her advocacy.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Jeremy FordDeka Chambers ‘Jeremy is a first-class barrister and consummate professional. His written work is clear, concise and persuasive and he can be a forceful advocate when necessary.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Bruce SilvesterDeka Chambers ‘Bruce advocates with force and conviction. He is very experienced and calm in the face of difficult situations.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen GlynnDeka Chambers ‘Stephen is a talented and diligent barrister, a no-nonsense, tough negotiator with an innate ability to simplify complex issues.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon BrindleDeka Chambers ‘Simon is outstanding and a leader in his field. Incredibly intelligent and cuts through the issues with clients and experts in a concise way.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Perrin GibbonsDeka Chambers 'Perrin is meticulous in her preparation for court and a fierce cross-examiner.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam DawsonDeka ChambersAdam is a superb barrister with particular skills with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher StephensonDeka ChambersHe is an excellent, well-rounded barrister with top-drawer client skills and a steely negotiating style.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Spencer - Deka Chambers 'Andrew is a very straight-talking barrister who cuts through complex issues and gets to the crux of the case.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Hugh Rimmer - Deka Chambers 'Hugh provides a very sensible, straight forward and pragmatic approach to cases. He is calm and collected with an excellent client manner.' 
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
James ByrneDeka ChambersJames is excellent in client conferences when presented with difficult clients or circumstances.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Jeremy CrowtherDeka Chambers ‘Jeremy is a superb all-rounder – great in conference and on his feet – he’s always well-prepared and gives easy to understand advice to the most vulnerable clients.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Roger HiornsDeka Chambers 'Roger can analyse the strengths and weaknesses of cases quickly and efficiently and provide solid advice on best approach.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Johnathan PayneDeka Chambers ‘At the top of his game with an excellent eye for detail and first-class forensic cross-examination skills.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Helen PooleyDeka Chambers 'Helen is an excellent advocate. Her calm and concise advice puts clients at ease, even when advising in the most complex of cases.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Gurion TaussigDeka Chambers ‘Gurion is quite simply an exceptional barrister. He has significant experience and expertise in personal injury matters.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Lisa DobieDeka Chambers ‘Lisa has a calm and confidence inspiring approach, and is always familiar with the detail.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Angus PiperDeka ChambersA barrister with great personality and charm alongside a sharp intellect, impressive legal knowledge and a fantastic manner with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Robert HornerDeka Chambers ‘Technically strong, attention to detail, clear communication and excellent with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Jack HardingDeka Chambers ‘Jack is a peerless advocate, with a razor-sharp legal brain.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Holly Tibbitts – Deka Chambers ‘Holly is able to set clients at ease with her straightforward advice. She is an accomplished advocate who will always fight her clients' corner.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Laura ElfieldDeka Chambers ‘Laura is incredibly meticulous and incisive in her approach to evidence, cutting through and understanding the essence of a case.'
Ranked: Tier 4
John SchmittDeka Chambers ‘John is exceptional counsel; his pleadings are robust and no-nonsense.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Benedict RodgersDeka Chambers ‘Ben’s attention to detail and thorough analysis of all the evidence makes him a go-to barrister in relation to difficult liability cases.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Cyrus Katrak - Deka Chambers 'Cyrus is a capable and very competent barrister.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Ian Clarke – Deka Chambers  ‘Ian is great with clients and a pleasure to work with. He has a calm and easy manner in court but always has your corner.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Linda Nelson - Deka Chambers - 'Linda's forensic approach and her ability to analyse and dissect complex medical issues in conference with multiple experts is excellent.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Simon TriggerDeka Chambers ‘Simon is personable, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. His approach to claims and negotiation provides reassurance and he is well-liked by all clients.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Dominique Smith – Deka Chambers ‘Dominique is a joy to work with, and is able to explain complex legal issues to clients in an empathetic and considered way. She can very quickly understand the main issues and advise accordingly.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

‘An exceptionally strong set in relation to travel litigation, with a weighty and well-experienced team.’

‘The newly created Deka chambers is a stand out Personal Injury set but with a broad range of specialisms, and the set’s members have a outstanding appellate practices, frequently appearing before both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.’

‘The clerks are always very responsive and professional and will assist with any query in any way they can, as soon as possible, making the whole process very smooth. In particular, Ellie Brand is always fantastic to work with.’

‘The clerks at this Chambers are outstanding and always will go the extra mile for you.’

‘Michael Goodridge remains a force to be reckoned with. His team functions effectively and professionally.’

‘Deka Chambers have an extensive group of barristers in the field of personal injury and clinical negligence, from newly qualified to senior KCs. They have considerable strength-in-depth.’

‘An exceptionally strong set in relation to travel litigation, with a weighty and well-experienced team.’

‘The go to set for personal injury claims with a cross border feature. Great rapport with clients and experts.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Clinical negligence Tier 2

Launched in October 2022 by the merger of 9 Gough Chambers and 1 Chancery Lane, Deka Chambers ‘has huge strength-in-depth from its silks to its juniors’ – bringing together the claimant and defendant-side strengths of both sets. Edward Bishop KC has notable experience in birth injury claims - he acted for the defendant in ZXB v UCL Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a maximum severity birth injury claim involving issues of breach of duty, causation and material contribution. Laura Johnson KC  has involvement in the case of Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, representing the claimants whose father died following negligent failure to identify his heart problems – the cases touching on issues of case law, dating back to the wake of the Hillsborough disaster, on psychiatric injuries caused by witnessing injuries caused by negligence. Simon Readhead KC specialises in claims involving catastrophic neurological injuries, and turning to the set's juniors Laura Begley is a nother notable name, with experience in claims from negligent spinal surgery to injuries in vulnerable clients with pre-existing issues.

Rising stars

Susanna Bennett – Deka Chambers ‘Susanna is not only very clever but she has excellent judgement. She is one to watch.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Simon Readhead KCDeka ChambersSimon is very collaborative and his attention to detail is second-to-none. He is extremely diligent and thorough.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Edward Bishop KCDeka ChambersEdward's highly intelligent and thoughtful approach to litigation in this difficult area of law makes him the first choice when seeking to challenge legal points or take an innovative approach to quantum. He is an eloquent and persuasive advocate at the top of his field.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Lord Faulks KCDeka Chambers - 'He is insightful, analytical and is exceptional in being able to cut through the evidence to understand the crux of the claim.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Stuart McKechnie KCDeka Chambers ‘Stuart's fierce intelligence combined with his careful and thorough preparation and forensic attention to detail results in outstanding outcomes for clients.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Jacob Levy KCDeka ChambersHis knowledge of the law and tactical approach cannot be matched, one of best claimant counsel in the UK. A clear, prepared, brilliant advocate who you can rely upon to fight your client's corner.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Grahame Aldous KCDeka Chambers ‘Grahame commands the room, he is unflappable. He is an extremely skilled advocate who is passionate about his work. He shows a great deal of empathy and compassion to clients.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Giles Mooney KCDeka Chambers ‘Giles inspires great confidence on the most difficult of cases. He fights hard on the difficult cases, always has a positive approach and is great with the clients.'
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Laura Johnson KC - Deka Chambers 'A superb technical lawyer with a strong advocacy style and willing to take a risk on difficult cases.'
Laura Johnson KCDeka Chambers ‘Her all-round skill set is among the best. Excellent at the law, drafting statements of case and with witnesses.’

2024 Silks

Leading Juniors

Laura BegleyDeka Chambers ‘Excellent advocacy and written and speaking skills, deployed in resolution of complex and high-value claims.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Helen PooleyDeka Chambers - 'Helen is extremely thorough. Her attention to detail is exemplary and her ability to see through to the key medical issues is very impressive.' 
Ranked: Tier 3
Holly TibbittsDeka Chambers ‘Excellent analytical skills - a very good advocate who makes her points succinctly and with real clarity and force.' 
Ranked: Tier 3
Lisa DobieDeka Chambers ‘Lisa is a very impressive barrister and advocate, a rising star. She is thorough, personable and a pleasure to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Francesca O’NeillDeka Chambers - 'Francesca is formidable. She is on top of the issues straight away, is easily contactable and handles matters with sensitivity and care.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon TriggerDeka ChambersSimon is extremely helpful, approachable, and is able to turn round instructions within a good timeframe. Clients like him as he is friendly and down-to-earth.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Angus PiperDeka Chambers ‘Angus has the ability to cut through the complexities of cases and provide well-reasoned and succinct advice to his clients.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeremy CrowtherDeka Chambers ‘Jeremy is clear and concise with his advice. He is very thorough, yet is able to identify the issues in a case simply and advise on a clear way forward.' 
Ranked: Tier 4
Perrin GibbonsDeka Chambers – ‘Perrin is a fantastic barrister. She is detailed in her approach and understands complex medical issues easily.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Hugh RimmerDeka ChambersHugh is a dream to work with. He is great with clients and a strong advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Abigail StampDeka Chambers ‘Acute attention to detail along with excellent analysis and understanding of complex medical evidence.'
Ranked: Tier 4
David ThomsonDeka Chambers - 'David is excellent. His previous medical training, attention to detail and forensic approach to the medical records, witness statements and expert evidence make him a real asset particularly in cases that are complicated on either the evidence or the medicine.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ella DavisDeka Chambers ‘Attention to detail, a clear communicator and good with the clients'.
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher StephensonDeka Chambers ‘Very personable, on top of his brief, and very practical and realistic in his approach.' 
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam DawsonDeka Chambers ‘Adam is a good advocate with meticulous attention to detail and is able to put forward a clear, well-reasoned argument.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Dominique SmithDeka Chambers ‘Dominique has an incredible grasp of the intricate details of a case and gets straight to the heart of the subject matter.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Laura Elfield – Deka Chambers ‘Laura has an exceptional eye for detail and her drafting and advocacy skills are first-class. She displays a forensic approach to the medical evidence and is excellent with experts in conference.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Gurion Taussig - Deka Chambers 'Gurion is quite simply an exceptional barrister. His attention to detail is excellent and he couples this with significant experience and expertise in clinical negligence matters.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Benedict Rodgers - Deka Chambers 'Ben is highly professional in his approach. He is tactically astute and knowledgeable, presents a calm persona, and is ever-ready to assist in a generous fashion.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘The clerks are great to deal with. Michael Goodridge is particularly helpful and always on the ball.’

‘The clerks room is excellent, brilliantly led by Michael Goodridge. Ellie Brand is also absolutely excellent.’

‘Deka Chambers has a plethora of knowledgeable barristers covering a wide range of case types/issues. There is always somebody that can help.’ 

‘Deka Chambers has huge strength-in-depth from its silks to its juniors. They are helpful and happy to contribute to discussion and training and to share helpful tips on cases.’ 

‘Exceptional clerks – the best in the business.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Police law (forces and constables) Tier 2

Deka Chambers is a ‘great set with a good range of counsel,’ and an ‘excellently run set.’ Laura Johnson KC successfully defended the force in Transport Arendonk BVBA v Essex Police, a claim for damages by a haulage company after its lorry’s contents were stolen after the vehicle was left overnight in a layby, its driver having been arrested for drink-driving. Edwin Buckett represented a Civil Service Support Officer, who suffered psychiatric injury after processing extreme child abuse material as evidence for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, in a claim against the National Crime Agency, while Lisa Dobie  represented Thames Valley Police in claims found to be totally without merit brought by a convicted rapist acting as a litigant in person, obtaining a civil restraint order against the claimant.

Rising stars

Thom Dyke – Deka Chambers ‘Thom is a delight to work with. He is always extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Andrew Warnock KCDeka Chambers ‘Andrew’s attention to detail is second-to-none. He picks up complex cases with relative ease and quickly understands all the issues. His advice throughout is simple, sound and clearly reasoned. His advocacy at court is fantastic and a joy to watch.’
Ranked: Tier 1

2022 Silks

Laura Johnson KC – Deka Chambers ‘Fights tough cases with passion and great skill but always with a bit of humour.’

2024 Silks

Leading Juniors

Geoffrey WeddellDeka Chambers 'Geoffrey has a calm manner, superb knowledge of the law and regulations to be able to rebut defense. Unflappable.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Lisa DobieDeka Chambers 'Lisa is a rising star. She has a calm and confidence-inspiring approach, and successfully extracts the details and nuances of a case.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Edwin BuckettDeka Chambers 'A calm and thoughtful advocate who brings clarity of thought, sensible analysis and judgement to cases. Impressive on his feet. Sensitive and empathetic with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ian ClarkeDeka Chambers 'Ian provides very clear advice; he is a no-nonsense and practice advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

‘Deka Chambers is an excellently run set. Clerking and client care is spot on. David Landa will always go out of his way to ensure professional clients are well looked after.’

‘Clark Chessis and David Barrow are both excellent clerks. I have always found them very helpful and accommodating.’

‘A great set with good range of counsel.’

‘Great strength and depth for PI work at all levels. In many ways the leading set for this area of work.’

‘This Common Law set has a formidable criminal team.’

‘The clerks always respond promptly and are helpful.’

 

Work highlights

London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 3

Deka Chambers has a large professional negligence team, which draws experience from their other legal practices, including personal injury, insurance, travel and construction. The set has good relationships with a broad range of professional indemnity insurers across others. Andrew Warnock KC recently acted for the defendant in the case Miller v Irwin Mitchell LLP. The case concerned the extent of the duties owed to a prospective client who used a legal helpline run by the defendant firm, and in particular whether the scope of the duty extended to advising the prospective client to notify the prospective defendant’s insurers of the accident in which she had sustained personal injury.

Leading Silks

John Ross KCDeka Chambers ‘John is great listener, strategist, and an excellent all round Silk who is ahead of the curve and reads the situation and what’s coming over the horizon.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Warnock KCDeka Chambers ‘Andrew has an unfailingly calm and authoritative approach, which obviously comes from his deep knowledge and experience in inquiries. His ability to identify and maintain a clear strategy is invaluable to our clients, as well as his approachability and his skill as a concise and persuasive advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Faulks KC  – Deka Chambers 'Insightful, analytical and is exceptional in being able to cut through the evidence to understand the crux of the claim.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Saleem KhalidDeka Chambers 'Saleem is tenacious and can see through smoke and mirrors thrown up by the other side. He is also very hardworking.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew SpencerDeka Chambers ‘Andrew is exceptionally good on his feet and especially in cross-examination.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Francesca O’NeillDeka Chambers 'Francesca identifies the details and takes into account the whole picture, even if vague, when advising. Her advocacy is strong and convincing.'
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

‘David Barrow has yet to fail us in finding someone appropriate. He keeps his calm, deals with things quickly without any fuss and just gets the job done. He is extremley approachable.’

‘Exceptional history and ongoing practical experience and training in professional negligence cases, serviced by helpful clerks.’

‘The excellent and efficient clerks provide a seamless service throughout and always go the extra mile. This helps to make Deka my go-to chambers.’

‘The clerks are highly efficient and very responsive to clients. They act immediately and demand a first class service from their barristers.’

‘Extremely helpful and responsive clerks.’

‘Deka has a very good range of barristers at every level, with strong counsel availability.’

‘Professional and a good range of experience.’

‘Always very helpful, happy to organise training on request.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Family: children and domestic abuse Tier 4

Deka Chambers is a ‘highly skilled chambers’, with members particularly well known for public law children work. Tim Parker KC is an ‘extremely knowledgeable and professional advocate’ who undertakes a wide range of child law work for both private individuals and local authorities. Oliver Millington is admired for his ‘clear, concise and extremely effective oral advocacy’ and has particular expertise in complex public law children cases. ‘Top-quality barrister’ Tara Vindis is another key contact.

2022 Silks

Tim Parker KCDeka Chambers ‘Tim has a reassuring and calm manner in court. He is eloquent in cross-examination, detailed and persuasive. He is able to deal with expert witnesses when their evidence is not favourable to his client. He is highly regarded in the profession.’

2024 Silks

Leading Juniors

Oliver MillingtonDeka Chambers 'Oliver is an excellent advocate and is very knowledgeable about children's law matters. His written material is second to none, and his advocacy style is robust. He fights for his clients and is a dream to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Tara VindisDeka Chambers ‘Tara is excellent. She is a robust advocate who remains calm and measured even in the most challenging situations. She is a go-to barrister for cases involving physical abuse of children due to her medical knowledge and detailed grasp of complex medical evidence.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Kate LamontDeka Chambers 'Kate is hardworking, honest and detailed. She is a skilled advocate, both written and oral. She has a forensic knowledge of case law, and the position statements always contain authorities to bolster legal arguments.'
Ranked: Tier 5
John Schmitt - Deka Chambers  ‘John has a calm and well-mannered approach. His preparation is always thorough and on time. He conducts his advocacy well by addressing the court and the opponent with well-reasoned arguments using the relevant law, practice direction or fact in the case.’
Ranked: Tier 6
Laura Bumpus – Deka Chambers ‘Laura is a strong advocate and impressive in her cross-examination. She is well-prepared, provides sound advice and is a safe pair of hands.’ 
Ranked: Tier 6
Max Melsa - Deka Chambers ‘Max is meticulous in his preparation for cases. He is a persuasive advocate and produces excellent pleadings that get to the heart of the issues in the case. He belies his call with his stellar representation.’ 
Ranked: Tier 6
Tabitha Barran Deka Chambers 'Tabitha is a calm and measured advocate who always has her client's best interests at heart. She is very child-focused in her approach to cases. She is sympathetic to vulnerable clients and will ensure they can participate fully in proceedings.'
Ranked: Tier 6

Testimonials

‘Jaime Brooks is simply the best clerk. He makes Deka chambers work well. He is organized, easy to work with, flexible and will always do his best to find me a suitable counsel for the case.’

‘Both Louis Candy and Jaime Brooks are thoughtful, caring and considerate clerks who will go out of their way to cover matters.’

‘Deka Chambers has a strong team with very able barristers undertaking public law care work.’

‘Deka Chambers is a strong set with some excellent barristers who are well respected in children’s law.’

‘Deka Chambers is a focused and developing family team with some strong juniors who can offer a good balance of experience and good skills.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Crime

Rising stars

Francesca Kolar – Deka Chambers ‘Francesca has a calm but punchy style, and adapts deftly to different subjects and audiences.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Tom Little KC – Deka Chambers ‘Tom is known for his barnstorming closing speeches. He is a tremendous jury advocate as well as a gifted lawyer.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

2024 Silks

James Thacker KC – Deka Chambers ‘James is a fearless advocate with a detailed knowledge of the law, which he deploys to maximum effect. He reduces with ease complex technical details into jury friendly language.' 

Leading Juniors

Claire Harden-Frost – Deka Chambers ‘Claire has a confident and articulate manner both in and out of court which makes her a formidable lawyer. She is a highly effective cross-examiner and deals with legal submissions succinctly and persuasively. She also maintains very good working relationships with the judiciary and other members of the Bar, meaning that she inspires trust within the courtroom.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1
Jennifer Oborne – Deka Chambers ‘She is very organised, her written work is always to a high standard, she is knowledgeable on the law and is respected by the Bar and judiciary. She is very persuasive and juries like and trust her. She is a fierce opponent. Any defendant in line to be cross-examined by her should be concerned.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

Leading Silks

Tom Little KCDeka Chambers 'Tom has a natural confidence that quickly impresses itself upon the court.'
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Fraud: crime

Leading Silks

Tom Little KC – Deka Chambers 'Robust, clever and considered, Tom is one of the outstanding barristers of his generation - the real cream of the crop. He is both a force of nature, and thoroughly approachable. Fair but firm, he has it all. He is excellent.'
Ranked: Tier 4

2024 Silks

James Thacker KC – Deka Chambers ‘James is a fearless advocate with a detailed knowledge of the law, which he deploys to maximum effect. He reduces with ease complex technical details to jury friendly language.'

Leading Juniors

Eleanor Mawrey – Deka Chambers ‘Eleanor is a very impressive barrister. She is a polished advocate and is a calm and assured cross-examiner. She is particularly adept at dealing with complex fraud allegations.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Gareth Munday – Deka ChambersGareth is highly accomplished at prosecuting the most complex and high-volume cases. He demonstrates a thorough understanding of the interplay between different defence cases and is a powerful cross-examiner.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Giles Bedloe – Deka Chambers ‘Giles is friendly and approachable to solicitors and clients alike. This style carries across into his advocacy, which is sure and assertive yet jury-friendly and cogent. He masters voluminous amounts of papers with ease and forensic knowledge of the case as a whole. His grip of the law is also second-to-none.’
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

2024 Silks

Edward Lamb KCDeka Chambers ‘Edward is calm and confident. He presents cases well and engages constructively with other parties in a way that judges like.’

Leading Juniors

Thomas Jones – Deka Chambers 'Thomas is extremely bright, hard-working, personable and practical in his approach to cases. He is well ahead of his year of call.'
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Aviation and Travel

2023 Silks

Sarah Prager KC – Deka Chambers ‘Sarah is outstanding. Very down to earth and personable, so she is very easy to work with. Clients love her sensible and commercial advice.’

Western Circuit > Clinical negligence

Leading Juniors

Abigail StampDeka Chambers ‘She is good with clients, user friendly, and takes a great interest in her cases. She is excellent in court as well as in round table meetings.'   
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Construction

Leading Juniors

Saleem KhalidDeka Chambers ‘Saleem has real grit and steely determination. He is not intimidated by aggressive or confrontational litigation tactics from opponents. He holds his ground and gets the result for his client.'
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

Leading Juniors

James ByrneDeka Chambers 'An empathetic and meticulous advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Helen PooleyDeka Chambers 'A junior who provides clear and constructive advice.'
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Property litigation

Deka Chambers is a leading national and international common law set offering some of the finest advocates and best performing barristers across its practice areas. Comprising 110 barristers, including 17 market leading Silks, it is one of the biggest common law sets in the country.

Deka Chambers represents the union of two hugely respected leading sets: 9 Gough Chambers and 1 Chancery Lane. With a service centred around a sophisticated understanding of the different needs of its clients, a community of specialists with the range, scale and depth to lead the most complex cases, Deka offers personal service, but at a scale that enables greater range and efficiency.

Deka provides a wide range of legal services in a range of practice areas.

Work undertaken
Civil fraud: The team of specialist barristers have been instructed by leading solicitors and insurers to defend against claims involving suspected personal injury insurance fraud. Whilst motor insurance fraud has historically featured heavily, dishonest claims have increasingly been recognised in wider areas of personal injury litigation. Chambers has a depth of experience at all levels, including ranked individuals.

Clinical negligence: Deka Chambers offers strength and depth as one of the largest, specialist clinical negligence and healthcare teams in the sector, with vast experience from a claimant and defendant perspective. With an array of leading silks, leading juniors and rising stars, Deka is a market leader in the sector with members having appeared in some of the most significant cases both in terms of value but also precedent making cases testing the boundaries of the law. The team covers all aspects of clinical negligence and healthcare work including large, multi-party actions, fatal accidents, birth injury case, delays in diagnosis, organ retention, cervical screening, human growth hormone, cardiac surgery, dental, orthopaedic and ophthalmic claims, plastic surgery, high value spinal and brain injuries, complex quantum issues (both at trial and at settlement stage) professional disciplinary tribunals, GDC regulatory cases and complex issues of limitation and consent.

Commercial, chancery and property: The team consists of over 40 members of varying seniority & experience, and is led by sought-after and highly skilled practitioners regularly instructed in important and high-profile cases such as Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 9 and Stoffel & Co. v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42. Particular specialisms include contentious probate and trust litigation; property law, with specialists in commercial and residential landlord and tenant law; commercial disputes with members having particular expertise in claims relating to the sale of land, agents’ commissions, construction and engineering projects, insurance coverage and franchise agreements; and a full range of insolvency matters.

Court of Protection: The team has a wide range of experts who specialise in the law relating to mental capacity, mental health, adult social care and community care. Barristers within the team have experience before the Court of Protection, the Family Division of the High Court, the Administrative Court and appellate jurisdictions. The team can provide legal advice and representation to local authorities, NHS bodies, protected parties through their litigation friends and private individuals.

Credit hire: Members of the team have built a strong reputation in defending against credit hire claims. Such claims are often, but not always, linked with personal injury claims or Civil Fraud and Fundamental Dishonesty (FD). Chambers’ expertise covers the Small and Fast Tracks to high value Multi-track claims and the team has considerable experience in dealing with evolving credit hire issues such as enforceability disputes, presenting and challenging Basic Hire Rates, duration, need, credibility, loss of profit and impecuniosity.

Crime and fraud: The team are well regarded, successful, professional and approachable with members at all levels of seniority both prosecuting and defending across the whole spectrum of criminal law. Complex fraud work is undertaken by the criminal team for the SFO, CPS Specialist Fraud Division, the FCA and the Department for Work and Pensions. Criminal work also covers terrorism, murder, violent and sexual offences with an emphasis on prosecution work for most London Crown Prosecution offices. In addition, a number of members of the criminal team are regularly in the High Court in judicial review cases as well as appearing in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Family law: Barristers offer advice and advocacy in all areas of family practice and regularly appear in the High Court and Court of Appeal as well as the lower courts. As members of a multi-disciplinary set of chambers their expertise is complemented by access to practitioners in other specialisms when cases involve issues in areas of civil or criminal law. Areas of expertise include: care and adoption; special guardianship, applications for assessment within children proceedings; child abduction, emergency remedies; media injunction and wardship. They also specialise in family remedies; cohabitee disputes; Children Act schedule 1; injunctive relief; and Inheritance Act Claims.

Inquests and Inquiries: Members of Deka Chambers have been instructed in many of the major public inquiries of recent years, including the Manchester Arena Inquiry, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the Undercover Policing Inquiry. The team of leading silks and juniors provide a sophisticated service focused on understanding the particular needs of each client. They are regularly instructed to advise on and appear at inquests on behalf of families, local authorities, police forces, government agencies, hospital trusts, and other statutory and commercial entities. The team are known for their experience in handling complex Article 2 ECHR and jury inquests, as well as their excellent client care skills and their sensitive and empathetic approach.

Personal injury: Deka Chambers occupies a special position in the market, offering an award-winning personal injury team that is recognised as being at the forefront of both claimant and defendant work. They are regularly instructed in cases of the utmost seriousness, complexity and importance and have appeared in many of the ground-breaking personal injury claims of the last 30 years that have shaped the law in this area. In addition, our members are responsible for advising on and settling some of the most sensitive and highest value cases litigated each year, both for individuals and multi-party actions. Their service covers all areas of personal injury work, from road traffic accidents, employers’ liability claims and industrial disease to occupiers’ liability, highways and sports law claims. Members have renowned expertise in the areas of public authority liability, abuse, education, social services and occupational stress claims.

Police law: Deka Chambers is a leading police law set with members having represented various police forces in some of the most significant and prominent police cases in recent years. Chambers’ work encompasses civil actions concerning fatal shootings, deaths in custody, misfeasance (including wrongful arrest and false imprisonment), personal injury and claims of assault, human rights act claims, judicial review proceedings, matters relating to data protection and privacy, inquests, police conduct and operational matters.

Professional negligence: Members act for professionals and their insurers and claimants in all types of claim or other forms of dispute. They have deep expertise in acting for claimants and professionals, insurers and insured, or regulators and professionals, with particular experience in cases involving legal professionals, construction professionals, insurance brokers, accountants, and disputes concerning insurance coverage. Members provide expert advice on claims involving the most complex and challenging areas of professional negligence and have established track record of representing parties in some of the most ground-breaking cases, including recently Stoffel v Grondona in the Supreme Court.

Public sector and human rights: Members appear regularly in a broad range of claims brought against local authorities, police forces and emergency services, education providers, care homes, social services, healthcare providers (in prison and the community) and housing associations. The team’s expertise includes claims for damages brought under the Human Rights Act 1998, the Equality Act 2010, data protection legislation and the Highways Act 1980. Representations at inquiries and inquests is an important adjunct to this area of work, with examples of recent work including the Manchester Arena Inquiry and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Regulatory and disciplinary: Members provide the highest level of advice and representation across the full spectrum of work. The Professional Disciplinary team provides a specialised service in disciplinary body investigations and associated tribunal hearings. Chambers’ expertise in criminal law, personal injury and clinical negligence perfectly places the team to act in cases involving the police and the healthcare sector. Members regularly appear before tribunals, performers list committees, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Travel law: Deka Chambers offers leading silks and juniors practising in travel and cross-border claims, who have been involved in this field of specialism since its inception and who have appeared in most of the key cases in the area. Known for their expertise, the team specialises in the full range of cross-border disputes: private international law, package travel claims, international carriage conventions and contractual recovery. Members are regularly instructed on both sides of the Court, including instructions from leading tour operators, airlines, cruise operators, trade associations, tourist boards, charities and insurers (both domestic and overseas). The team frequently deal with high-value, complex cases and provide nationwide representation in all civil courts, including the Supreme Court and, in the recent past, the Court of Justice (EU).

Department Name Email Telephone
Joint Head of Chambers LEVY KC, Jacob (1986)
Joint Head of Chambers READHEAD KC, Simon (1979)
Member of Chambers ROSS KC, John (1971)
Member of Chambers FAULKS KC, Edward (1973)
Member of Chambers ALDOUS KC, Grahame (1979)
Member of Chambers BISHOP KC, Edward (1985)
Member of Chambers WARNOCK KC, Andrew (1993)
Member of Chambers CHAPMAN KC, Matthew (1994)
Member of Chambers LITTLE KC, Tom (1997)
Member of Chambers McKECHNIE KC, Stuart (1997)
Member of Chambers MOONEY KC, Giles (1998)
Member of Chambers PARKER KC, Tim (1995)
Member of Chambers JOHNSON KC, Laura (2001)
Member of Chambers PRAGER KC , Sarah (1997)
Member of Chambers STAGG KC, Paul (1994)
Member of Chambers THACKER KC, James (2001)
Member of Chambers LAMB KC, Edward (2006)
Member of Chambers HIORNS, Roger (1983)
Member of Chambers SILVESTER, Bruce (1983)
Member of Chambers NAIK, Gaurang (1985)
Member of Chambers LOADES, Jonathan (1986)
Member of Chambers WATERS, Julian (1986)
Member of Chambers BUCKETT, Edwin (1988)
Member of Chambers HOLMES-MILNER, James (1989)
Member of Chambers GLYNN, Stephen (1990)
Member of Chambers RIFAT, Maurice (1990)
Member of Chambers McCULLOUGH, Louise (1991)
Member of Chambers PIPER, Angus (1991)
Member of Chambers KATRAK, Cyrus (1991)
Member of Chambers CROWTHER, Jeremy (1991)
Member of Chambers BEGLEY, Laura (1993)
Member of Chambers STEPHENSON, Christopher (1994)
Member of Chambers THOMSON, David (1994)
Member of Chambers ELFIELD, Laura (1996)
Member of Chambers FORD, Jeremy (1996)
Member of Chambers BUTLER, Simon (1996)
Member of Chambers VINDIS, Tara (1996)
Member of Chambers PAYNE, Jonathan (1997)
Member of Chambers BRINDLE, Simon (1998)
Member of Chambers GIBBONS, Perrin (1998)
Member of Chambers BARRAN, Tabitha (1998)
Member of Chambers McCRACKEN, Jamie (1998)
Member of Chambers ANDRÉ, Roger (1999)
Member of Chambers HORNER, Robert (1999)
Member of Chambers NELSON, Linda (2000)
Member of Chambers WILCOX, Russell (2000)
Member of Chambers DAWSON, Adam (2000)
Member of Chambers TRIGGER, Simon (2000)
Member of Chambers HARDEN-FROST, Claire (2000)
Member of Chambers MUNDAY, Gareth (2000)
Member of Chambers KHALID, Saleem (2001)
Member of Chambers HARTSHORN, Sabrina (2001)
Member of Chambers TAUSSIG, Gurion (2001)
Mermber of Chambers LOWE, Christopher (2001)
Member of Chambers MAWREY, Eleanor (2001)
Member of Chambers HICKS, Ben (2001)
Member of Chambers STEBBINGS, Ian (2001)
Member of Chambers BEDLOE, Giles (2001
Member of Chambers TREGIDGO, Marc (2002)
Member of Chambers POUNDER, Esther (2003)
Member of Chambers MILLINGTON, Oliver (2003)
Member of Chambers RIMMER, Hugh (2003)
Member of Chambers STAMP, Abigail (2004)
Member of Chambers HARDING, Jack (2004)
Member of Chambers SPENCER, Andrew (2004)
Member of Chambers PRESSMAN, Bernard (2004)
Member of Chambers CLARKE, Ian (2005)
Member of Chambers HOGARTH, Alastair (2005)
Member of Chambers DOBIE, Lisa (2006)
Member of Chambers BYRNE, James (2006)
Member of Chambers ABBOTT, Roderick (2006)
Member of Chambers ATKINSON, Catherine (2006)
Member of Chambers LAMONT, Kate (2007)
Member of Chambers OBORNE, Jennifer (2007)
Member of Chambers DYKE, Thom (2007)
Member of Chambers RODGERS, Ben (2007)
Member of Chambers BUMPUS, Laura (2008)
Member of Chambers LONDONO, Patricia (2008)
Member of Chambers PARKIN, Robert (2009)
Member of Chambers TIBBITTS, Holly (2010)
Member of Chambers COLLINS, Tom (2010)
Member of Chambers HUNWICK, Sarah (2011)
Member of Chambers DEAN, William (2011)
Member of Chambers HAYWARD, Stephanie (2011)
Member of Chambers KENNEDY, Conor (2011)
Member of Chambers POOLEY, Helen (2012)
Member of Chambers O'NEILL, Francesca (2012)
Member of Chambers DAVIS, Ella (2013)
Member of Chambers SCHMITT, John (2013)
Member of Chambers HIBBERD, Laura (2013)
Member of Chambers NICHOLSON, Kerry (2015)
Member of Chambers MELSA, Max (2015)
Member of Chambers SEARLE, Daniel (2015)
Member of Chambers JONES, Thomas (2015)
Member of Chambers SMITH, Dominique (2016)
Member of Chambers COLLIER, Richard (2016)
Member of Chambers MUFTI, Kyah (2016)
Member of Chambers SRIHARAN, Irene (2016)
Member of Chambers RICHARDS, Jake (2017)
Member of Chambers BUNCE, Theodore (2018)
Member of Chambers BENNETT, Susanna (2017)
Member of Chambers YARROW, Thomas (2018)
Member of Chambers LODEWYKE, Lucy (2018)
Member of Chambers KOLAR, Francesca (2018)
Member of Chambers KATZ, Amelia (2018)
Member of Chambers MILLER, Madeleine (2019)
Member of Chambers THOMSON, Louise (2019)
Member of Chambers SOEDE, Henk (2019)
Member of Chambers MANDAGERE, Anirudh (2019)
Member of Chambers CLARKE, Thomas (2022)
Director of Clerking and Business Development GOODRIDGE Michael
Director of Operations WALTERS, Gordon
Senior Clerk CHESSIS, Clark
Joint Deputy Senior Clerk BARROW, David
Joint Deputy Senior Clerk BROOKS, Jaime
Senior Criminal Clerk LANDA, David
Practice Manager BRAND, Ellie
Practice Manager AUSTIN, Phillip
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Roderick Abbott photo Mr Roderick Abbott Roderick Abbott has developed and maintained a deliberately broad practice within Chambers’…
Catherine Atkinson photo Ms Catherine Atkinson Catherine joined Chambers in 2008 after successful completion of her pupillage. She…
Tabitha Barran photo Ms Tabitha Barran Tabitha was called to the Bar in 1998 and since that date…
Giles  Bedloe photo Mr Giles Bedloe Giles Bedloe specialises in fraud and financial crime, commercial dispute resolution and…
Laura Begley photo Ms Laura Begley All aspects of clinical negligence work and personal injury work with additional…
Susanna Bennett photo Ms Susanna Bennett Susanna Bennett’s practice comprises (a) civil claims and inquests concerning alleged failures…
Edward Bishop KC photo Mr Edward Bishop KC Edward Bishop KC has practised in the fields of clinical negligence and…
Simon Brindle photo Mr Simon Brindle Simon Brindle is an highly experienced and skilled barrister, practicing in the…
Edwin Buckett photo Mr Edwin Buckett An experienced civil practitioner specialising in police law, professional negligence claims, personal…
Laura Bumpus photo Ms Laura Bumpus Laura has a particular interest in personal injury cases and regularly represents…
Simon Butler photo Mr Simon Butler Simon is a leading barrister who applies expertise and innovation to a…
James Byrne photo Mr James Byrne James has a growing reputation specialising in the field of complex fraud,…
Matthew Chapman KC photo Mr Matthew Chapman KC Matthew Chapman KC is a specialist in cross-border personal injury claims, acting…
Ian Clarke photo Mr Ian Clarke Ian Clarke’s experience spans a range of high profile, sensitive and complicated…
Thomas Collins photo Mr Thomas Collins Tom Collins specialises in travel and cross-border litigation, personal injury and clinical…
Ella Davis photo Ms Ella Davis Ella Davis has a broad civil practice with a particular emphasis on…
Adam Dawson photo Mr Adam Dawson Adam Dawson is head of Chambers Personal Injury Team and has a…
William Dean photo Mr William Dean William Dean is a barrister and mediator whose practice combines court advocacy…
Lisa Dobie photo Ms Lisa Dobie Lisa Dobie is recognised as a leading junior in the fields of…
Laura Elfield photo Ms Laura Elfield Laura has a mixed civil practise, specialising in personal injury, employment law,…
Lord Faulks KC photo Lord Lord Faulks KC Edward Faulks KC specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury, police law and…
Perrin Gibbons photo Ms Perrin Gibbons Perrin has a busy and established practice specializing in personal injury and…
Stephen Glynn photo Mr Stephen Glynn Stephen Glynn has huge experience in all matters personal injury drawn from…
Claire Harden-Frost photo Ms Claire Harden-Frost Claire Harden-Frost is an experienced barrister who is skilled at prosecuting and…
Jack Harding photo Mr Jack Harding Jack Harding is a popular and highly experienced practitioner who specialises in…
Sabrina Hartshorn photo Ms Sabrina Hartshorn Sabrina has extensive experience in all forms of personal injury work. She…
Alastair Hogarth photo Mr Alastair Hogarth Alastair Hogarth is a leading junior barrister specialising in all areas of…
James Holmes-Milner photo Mr James Holmes-Milner James practises in the fields of property and insolvency, traditional and commercial…
Robert Horner photo Mr Robert Horner Robert’s practice encompasses high value personal injury and clinical negligence work together…
Sarah Hunwick photo Ms Sarah Hunwick Sarah became a member of chambers at the beginning of October 2013…
Laura Johnson KC photo Ms Laura Johnson KC Laura’s practice is focused on claims that are high value, complex or…
Thomas Jones photo Mr Thomas Jones Thomas is a busy common law practitioner who appears in court on…
Cyrus Katrak photo Mr Cyrus Katrak Cyrus Katrak is a specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practitioner and…
Saleem Khalid photo Mr Saleem Khalid Saleem Khalid is one of the leading juniors at the Bar in…
Edward Lamb  photo Mr Edward Lamb Edward is sought out by clients nationwide for his expertise in catastrophic…
Kate Lamont photo Ms Kate Lamont Kate Lamont specialises in Family and Civil law with a particular interest…
Jacob Levy KC photo Mr Jacob Levy KC Jacob Levy KC is currently the Joint Head of Chambers at Deka…
Tom Little KC photo Mr Tom Little KC As Senior Treasury Counsel, Tom Little KC regularly prosecutes some of the…
Eleanor Mawrey photo Ms Eleanor Mawrey Eleanor has built up a successful practice dealing with the highest level…
Stuart McKechnie KC photo Mr Stuart McKechnie KC Stuart McKechnie KC specialises in the highest value catastrophic injury claims involving…
Oliver Millington photo Mr Oliver Millington The focus of Oliver’s family practice is on public law proceedings in…
Gareth Munday photo Mr Gareth Munday Gareth prosecutes and defends in relation to sexual offences, general crime and…
Gaurang Naik photo Mr Gaurang Naik Gaurang Naik is vastly experienced in personal injury, professional negligence and commercial…
Linda Nelson photo Ms Linda Nelson Linda has a specialist clinical negligence, personal injury and costs practice with…
Francesca O'Neill photo Ms Francesca O'Neill Francesca O’Neill has a specialist practice encompassing professional and clinical negligence, and…
Francesca O'Neill photo Ms Francesca O'Neill Francesca O’Neill has a specialist practice encompassing professional and clinical negligence, and…
Jennifer Oborne photo Ms Jennifer Oborne Jennifer specialises in General Crime, Prison and Police Law and International work.…
Tim Parker KC photo Mr Tim Parker KC Tim is a barrister and arbitrator specialising in family and associated civil…
Johnathan Payne photo Mr Johnathan Payne The focus of his practice is multi-track high-value claims either at first…
Angus Piper photo Mr Angus Piper Angus Piper’ main practice area is clinical negligence, in which he has…
Helen Pooley photo Ms Helen Pooley Helen joined chambers in October 2013 upon completion of her pupillage. She…
Esther Pounder photo Ms Esther Pounder Esther has considerable experience in dealing with the whole variety of personal…
Sarah Prager KC photo Ms Sarah Prager KC Sarah Prager specialises in travel law claims, including claims under the Package…
Bernard Pressman photo Bernard Pressman Bernard is a specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practitioner. He has…
Simon Readhead KC photo Mr Simon Readhead KC Simon Readhead KC has a wide ranging practice for both claimants and…
Maurice Rifat photo Mr Maurice Rifat Maurice Rifat is an experienced litigator with particular expertise in wills &…
Hugh  Rimmer photo Mr Hugh Rimmer Hugh Rimmer’s practice is focussed multi-track clinical negligence and personal injury, as…
John Ross KC photo Mr John Ross KC John Ross KC has a wealth of experience. His specialisms are professional liability…
John Schmitt photo Mr John Schmitt John is a specialist in complex personal injury work. He appears and…
Bruce Silvester photo Mr Bruce Silvester Bruce Silvester is an accomplished personal injury, health and safety, and clinical…
Dominique Smith photo Ms Dominique Smith Dominique Smith is an experienced and approachable advocate, who is regularly instructed…
Henk Soede photo Mr Henk Soede Henk Soede’s practice is focused principally on three core areas: personal injury…
Andrew Spencer photo Mr Andrew Spencer Andrew Spencer’s practice focuses on travel and cross-border claims; professional negligence; and…
Paul Stagg photo Mr Paul Stagg Paul Stagg has a broad civil practice, based mostly in the areas…
Christopher Stephenson photo Mr Christopher Stephenson Personal injury and clinical negligence, exclusively for Claimants, in cases of the…
Gurion Taussig photo Mr Gurion Taussig Gurion has a busy paperwork and court practice in the fields of…
James Thacker photo Mr James Thacker Called 2001 (Gray’s Inn), Recorder of Crown Court, SFO Prosecution Panel (A),…
David Thomson photo Mr David Thomson Injury work is David Thomson’s main speciality – he has the advantage…
Holly Tibbitts photo Ms Holly Tibbitts Holly is a clinical negligence and personal injury specialist.  She is a…
Tara Vindis photo Ms Tara Vindis Specialist in child law, both public and private law and related civil…
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CLIENT: Partner

COMPANY/FIRM: Harrowells

TESTIMONIAL: “I have worked with the Barristers and Clerks at Deka Chambers (and formally 9 Gough Chambers and 9 Gough Square) for almost 20 years. They are my “go to” Chambers because they are always able to assist quickly, consistently, and reliably. I would not hesitate to recommend them – they have always provided a responsive and highly professional service on the broad range of cases in which have been instructed.”.


CLIENT: Partner

COMPANY/FIRM: Stewarts

TESTIMONIAL: “Deka Chambers boasts a number of leading practitioners in its specialist fields. It is particularly strong in the field of travel and international injury, where it has strength in depth from junior to leading counsel. What sets them apart is their approachable, down-to-earth nature, which goes a long way with clients, judges, mediators and opponents.”.”


CLIENT: Solicitor

COMPANY/FIRM: Kidd Rapinet

TESTIMONIAL: “I have used Deka Chambers exclusively since 2015 (Formerly 9 Gough Square). The Clerks are amazing – friendly, attentive and very helpful. The quality of the barristers are second to none. From the KC’s to the Pupils, the level of professionalism shown is outstanding. A bright, knowledgeable and experienced lot ! As far as KC’s go, Giles Mooney and Stuart McKechnie are known in the personal injury world as true leaders. My favourite barristers are John Schmitt and Esther Pounder – two incredible barristers – known for their thoroughness, attention to detail and tenacity. As with all of Deka Chambers barristers – they have a great way with clients – able to put them at ease and fill them with confidence. Deka Chambers – barristers who can be relied upon and trusted !”.


CLIENT: Legal Director

COMPANY/FIRM: Browne Jacobson

TESTIMONIAL: “The clerks are second to none, always quick to respond and help.  The set has great strength in depth and are my go-to for all my complex PI claims”.


CLIENT: Solicitor

COMPANY/FIRM: Creighton & Partners

TESTIMONIAL: “Deka Chambers always provides an excellent service, and I am very grateful for their support, especially during busy periods. I get quick response to my enquiries and more importantly they always keep me updated every step of the way, especially straight after hearings; I am never left wondering what happened at Court! Thank you Deka Chambers ”.