Andrew Ritchie QC
9 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DG
Tel: 0207 832 0500 DX: LDE 435 Chancery Lane
Areas of law in which Andrew Practices: Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Professional Negligence, Professional Discipline, Inquests and Inquiries, Arbitration, Mediation
Brain damage claims:
YS v X  EWHC, Whipple J, approved settlement for a 33 year old woman injured in a road traffic accident which left her in a minimally conscious state. Damages agreed at a lump sum of £750,000 with PPOs for life of US$150,000 index linked to USA carers index.
X v Y  approved by Eady J, Representing a 16 year old man who suffered severe brain damage in a road traffic accident. Liability admitted, quantum settled at £2.2 million lump sum plus PPOS of £71,000 pa increasing by RPI. Privacy order
Habtu v Mckenzie & MIB  The Claimant who Andrew represented was injured in a road traffic accident by an uninsured driver. He suffered severe brain injuries, hip fractures and needed constant care and support with a case manager. Case settled for £1 million plus periodical payments of £72,500 per annum for life.
Morby v Richards  Birmingham District Registry. For the successful Claimant. £1,012,000 in damages for the Claimant who suffered a severe brain injury in a road traffic accident.
Russell v Smith  QBD; HH Judge Rich QC. 30/7/2003 Lawtel, For the Claimant. Liability trial. Child claimant with brain injury after road traffic accident on bike, contributory negligence.
Streets v Esso  QBD Lawtel, £315,000 Fatal Accidents Act award for widow of mesothelioma victim.
Purdue v Port Line  QBD, Master Whitaker, living mesthelioma sufferer, summary judgment obtained against “bluewater” shipowners, on the basis that they had land based shipwrights. Date of knowledge 1955 of dangers from asbestos.
B v Wigan  Representing a male off license owner in his 50s injured on a road traffic accident who suffered a below the knee amputation. Settled for £2 million.
Vaghji v MarkerStudy  Representing a one legged man who worked as a bus driver and who lost his other leg in a tragic road traffic accident. Liability admitted by the defendant’s insurer. Recovering £1,300,000 in damages for his pain and suffering and the aids and accommodation and care he needed.
Winters v Haq  Leicester QBD, acting for the successful Claimant, above the knee amputation in RTA, prosthetic leg, settlement of £700,000.
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