Adam Mawardi

Adam joined The Lawyer in May 2021 as a reporter. He primarily covers litigation and the Bar. He tweets @thelawyer_adam

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In court this week: John Lewis, Barclays and Meta

John Lewis faces IP challenge over Christmas advert Lewis Silkin is defending John Lewis and its advertising agency DDB (trading as Adam & Eve) against an intellectual property claim brought by Cheshire-based children’s author Fay Evans over its 2019 Christmas advert. The case is set to be heard in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court for […]

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The Hearing: A bumper year for fraud allegations; and don’t bother calling litigators in October

Welcome back to The Hearing, your weekly insider’s guide to the litigation market. This week, it’s all about The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases for 2023, which was unveiled on Monday. October is the cruellest month: Let’s talk headline numbers. This year’s Top 20 features 41 chambers, 45 law firms, 192 barristers (including 85 silks) and […]


Trial date set in RPC professional negligence row

A professional negligence case accusing RPC of prioritising the interests of a third-party litigation funder over its client will go to trial, The Lawyer understands. The London-headquartered law firm will defend allegations during an eight-day trial at the Leeds Circuit Commercial Court, scheduled to begin on Monday 20 March. The trial will be presided over […]


In court this week: Sky, IBM and SKAT

Insurers go head-to-head with Sky over £100m damage to flagship building A five-week trial concerning a case about a damaged roof at Sky’s flagship premises, Sky Central, commences today. The £220m building in West London was designed by AL_A and has won several awards since it was completed in 2016. However, it was discovered in […]

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Calling all litigators: The Top 20 Cases of 2023 is out on Monday

Next week, The Lawyer will reveal this year’s biggest courtroom battles selected from submissions from almost every major firm and chambers in England. Our flagship annual feature contains all you need to know about the hottest disputes, which should be on every litigator’s radar. See if you are named among the law firms and lawyers […]

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Osborne Clarke replaced in landmark NFT lawsuit

A new firm has been instructed in one of the first lawsuits concerning non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to hit English courts, The Lawyer understands. Osborne Clarke was previously instructed to defend online marketplace Nifty Gateway against a lawsuit brought by a Liverpool-based art collector who refuses to pay $650,000 for a blockchain-based NFT created by American […]