Mr Grahame Aldous KC > Deka Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Deka Chambers
3-5 Norwich Street



Personal injury. Clinical negligence. Catastrophic injury claims and claims involving maritime and foreign jurisdiction issues. Complex and novel points of law. Cases include: Marchioness Disaster, Simmons v Castle (Court of Appeal, damages uplift), Acori v Algol Maritime (Privy Council and Supreme Court of Gibraltar/ITWF Seaman’s Contracts), Hatswell v Goldbergs (Court of Appeal: clinical/solicitors negligence), Johnstone v Whipps Cross Hospital (Court of Appeal, clinical negligence), Booth v Phillips (UK Admiralty Court Jurisdiction), Dickins v O2 (Court of Appeal; work stress), Joshi v Toyo Tires (QBD Product Liability injury, defective tyre), Braganza v BP (Admiralty Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, death at sea), EXP v Barker (QBD, Court of Appeal, Clinical Negligence). Also known as a mediator.



Called 1979, Recorder 2000, CEDR Mediator 2006, Silk 2008. Head of Chambers 2008-2013. Advocacy Trainer.




LLB Hons (Exon) (1978).


Ocean sailing. Raced round Cape Horn in 1990 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. Sailed Atlantic on tall ship with disabled/able-bodied crew in the Norton Rose Sail the World Challenge, 2013. RYA Yachtmaster.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Grahame Aldous KCDeka Chambers ‘Very good client skills, commands the room, detailed and thorough; overall, a safe pair of hands.’    

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Grahame Aldous KCDeka ChambersTotally unflappable – a masterful advocate.

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Grahame Aldous KCDeka Chambers

Deka Chambers‘s travel team assists both claimants and defendants in overseas accident litigation and in recovery actions against overseas suppliers. The team counts on the expertise of John Ross KC, whose work includes leading cases on the subject of cross-border personal injury claims, and Sarah Prager, who is acting in a number of High Court trials and has three cases on jurisdictional matters going through the Court of Appeal. From the 9 Gough Square side of the chambers pre-merger, Grahame Aldous KC recently acted in Booth v Phillips, a High Court case which established the jurisdiction of the UK over deaths abroad leaving a dependent in the UK. Giles Mooney KC is acting for the defendant in a case where the claimant was injured whilst acting as a yacht’s engineer in the course of racing during an international regatta; it is alleged that the claimant has suffered serious brain injuries and the case is currently pleaded in excess of £3m.