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9 Gough Chambers

Andrew Ritchie

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Personal Injury , Clinical Negligence , Travel: International Personal Injury
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Andrew Ritchie QC
Head of chambers and an undoubted leader in the field. He is well regarded for his handling of brain and spinal injury cases, as well as fatal accident claims. He is universally praised for his advocacy style and flair when arguing technical quantum points, especially in cases involving the MIB. He has handled many claims with an international element. 
Strengths: "Very personable and easy to deal with." "He is fantastically astute and absolutely at the top of his game. An incredibly talented advocate." "He knows how to draw the key information out of experts in conference and can identify a sweet spot in negotiations." "He has immense attention to detail and always gets the job done - he is a go-to barrister for an honest and upfront approach."
Recent work: Instructed in a case involving a claimant who suffered the amputation of his leg following an RTA.
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Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)

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Andrew Ritchie QC
A standout silk with a fine reputation for handling the full panoply of clinical negligence cases. His expertise spans such diverse issues as cardiology, urology and the failure to diagnose, as well as obstetric and brain injury cases.
Strengths: "A very effective advocate." "He's an excellent negotiator and is very firm and clear with his advice."
Recent work: Instructed in a case involving a claimant who suffered partial cauda equina syndrome after her increasing disc on cord symptoms were not noticed at hospital.
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Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar)

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Andrew Ritchie QC
A well-established personal injury silk who garners market-wide recognition for his expert handling of high-profile claims arising from terrorist attacks abroad.
Strengths: "He is vastly experienced and great with clients." "Very sensible, down to earth and approachable."
Recent work: Represented 84 claimants in personal injury and fatal claims brought against TUI following the massacre on Sousse Beach in Tunisia.
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Practice Areas

Clinical negligence; personal injury; inquests; arbitration; mediation.

Andrew represents injured claimants in spinal & brain injury, amputation & fatal accident claims. He represented the families in two large terrorist inquests: (1) In Amenas, (2) Sousse beach murders and in the civil claims. He represents the families in the Croydon Tram crash Inquest. Andrew appeared in the House of Lords for the successful claimants in: Corr v IBC [2008] UKHL 13; Philips v Rafiq & MIB [2007] EWCA Civ 74 and Lewington v MIB [2017] QBD.

Career

Solicitor; Lovell White & King 1982-1984. 1985 called Bar; 2009 Silk; 2013-2019 Head of Chambers; 2015 MD PIcARBS.

Awards:

Chambers: Personal Injury/ Clinical Negligence silk of the year 2015/2016 Legal 500 Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence silk of the year 2014/2015.

Professional Memberships

PIBA (Chairman 2014-2016); APIL fellow; Civil Medication Council; CIArb; Magdalene College Cambridge, fellow & college advocate.

Publications

Kemp Quantum: General Editor of vols 2, 3 and 4;

Kemp: Law Practice and Procedure: General Editor, 2005–2009;

Clinical Negligence Claims: Co- editor;

MIB Claims: 4th ed Author, 2016;

Jordans Guide to RTA Liability;

Manual Handling Claims: Author;

Asbestos Claims, Contributing Editor;

The Journal of Personal Injury Law: General Editor, 2000-2003 ;

Medical Evidence in Whiplash Cases, General Editor, 1996;

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