A litigation feast

The New Year has brought with it a new look for The Lawyer, with a keen focus on the litigation markets and the cases dominating the courts.

Our Judgment Call pages reveal the latest civil judgments with expert commentary from leading litigators.

This week we examine the latest ruling concerning the Madoff Ponzi scheme, with the administrators of Madoff Securities International attempting to secure a worldwide freezing injunction against Sonja Kohn.

Elsewhere, Matrix Chambers’ Tom Linden QC went head-to-head with 11KBW’s John Cavanagh in the employment case Russell v Transocean International Resources while Wilberforce Chambers heavyweights Michael Furness QC and Paul Newman QC went up against each other in the pensions case Singapore Airlines Ltd v Buck Consultants Ltd.

If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, find out why the Harry Potter plagiarism case is still alive, with Schillings partner Gideon Benaim teaming up with RPC partner David Hooper to go for indemnified costs against the unsuccessful claimants.

And finally, what do Cloisters’ Robin Allen QC, Matrix’s Hugh Tomlinson QC, Blackstone’s Dinah Rose QC, 11 Stone Buildings’ Jeremy Cousins QC and Devereux Chambers’ Colin Edelman QC have in common? They all appear in The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2012. Check it out here.