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Andrew Ritchie QC

9 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DG 

Tel:  0207 832 0500     DX: LDE 435 Chancery Lane

e-mail: aritchie@9goughsq.co.uk

 

Areas of law in which Andrew Practices:  Personal Injury,  Medical Negligence,  Professional Negligence,  Professional Discipline, Inquests and Inquiries, Arbitration, Mediation

Independent Commentaries:

Chambers & Partners guide:

2019, 2018, 2017 editions:Star silk”. 2019: "He is phenomenal in personal injury litigation. He's good with clients and very bright. .. On his feet he's very confident and commands an audience."

Winner of personal Injuries and clinical Silk of the year 2015/16.

2016 edition:     “An undoubted leader in the field. He is universally praised for his advocacy style and notable flair when arguing technical quantum points, especially in cases involving the MIB. Clients also highlight his measured handling of fatal accident claims and command of liability disputes.” 
"He's incredible, no waffle to him at all. He knows exactly what needs to be done, he's totally precise and concise." "He is fantastic and commands the whole courtroom. He's a very skilful advocate, authoritative and fantastic with clients." "A real superstar." 

2015 edition: “He is fearless with his challenges to the MIB agreements and a brilliant advocate." "He is a pioneer who pushes the boundaries of the law." "He is a master in dealing with problematic cases as well as complex issues”

“Andrew has a wonderful manner with clients. He puts them at ease and they have absolute confidence in him. He is detailed, incisive and it is great to watch him guiding experts through particularly tricky liability and quantum issues.”

2014 edition:  “A high-ranking silk, noted by many for his prowess in larger clinical negligence cases, especially those involving cerebral palsy and failure to diagnose disease.” 

"He is the cream of the crop, a no-nonsense QC who cuts right to the key issues. When you have a high-value clinical negligence claim, he can juggle complex liability and quantum concerns. He is also excellent with experts and good at reassuring with clients."

2013 edition: "a brilliant rising star" who "fights to get the client's story heard." His "precise mind" is applied to a wide variety of cases, although observers say he is "particularly outstanding on RTA liability."

2012 edition: Possessed of "one of the sharpest minds around," the "astute and straight-talking" … "can really drill down and extract the relevant detail in any matter." He has a "forensic yet innovative appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of personal injury claims,"

2010 edition: "An extremely astute barrister of undoubtedly high calibre" he "offers a guarantee of excellence."

2008 edition: Awarded “PI junior of the year”.  Described as “An extremely knowledgeable advocate who gains a recognition for his incredible grasp of detail and his ability to make something complex seem straight forward. ..he is a renowned expert in the field”

2007 edition:  "tough yet friendly" and "one of the best on his feet …"  "incredibly straight" and "someone you now where you stand with."  

 

Legal 500: Winner of personal Injuries and clinical Silk of the year 2014/15.

2010 edition: is ‘devastatingly clever’, ‘fearless and brilliant’.

2008 edition:  " ... has outstanding technical knowledge allied to tough forensic skills" and a "personable and decisive approach". 

2007 edition: "He is tenacious, meticulous and understated, ... simply he is extraordinarily good all round."

 

He is the cream of the crop, a no-nonsense QC who cuts right to the key issues”

Chambers and Partners

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