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

Chambers and Partners

Andrew Ritchie QC

9 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DG 

Tel:  0207 832 0500     DX: LDE 435 Chancery Lane

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


Personal Injury,  Medical Negligence,  Professional Negligence,  Professional Discipline, Inquests and Inquiries, Arbitration, Mediation


Qualifications: MA in Law, Magdalene College Cambridge, Ex-Chair of the Personal Injuries Bar Association (2014-2016), Fellow of APIL, qualified solicitor- 1984, called to the bar: 1985, Queens Counsel: 2008.  Fellow of Magdalene College Cambridge. Head of Chambers at 9 Gough Square, London 2013-2019.

Described as: approachable, dependable, a classy team player, hard on the issues, warm with people and hard working, Andrew has enormous experience in clinical negligence and personal injury law. In the last 12 months he has recovered more than £15 million in damages for injured clients with continuing periodical payments orders in addition.

Reported cases: Many of Andrew's reported cases concern catastrophic injury claims involving brain damage, spinal injury and PTSD,  for instance he represented many victims of the Paddington rail disaster.   He appeared for the claimant in Corr v IBC[2008] UKHL 13 the leading causation case on suicide after a tortious accident.  He appeared in the Court of Appeal in Phillips v Rafiq [2007] EWCA Civ 74 successfully for the claimant.

In 2012 andrew was granted temporary rights of audience of the Cayman Island bar and has experience of personal injury litigation in the Cayman Islands.   Andrew also represents medical professionals before regulatory and disciplinary tribunals and has considerable experience in professional negligence work arising from personal injury litigation.

Andrew’s Clinical Negligence practice: covers cases concerning cerebral palsy caused by hypoxia at birth, failure to diagnose or treat, stroke, urology, cardiology and neurosurgery amongst many others fields.

In the Personal injury field: Andrew has vast experience in fatal accident claims, occupational health litigation (especially mesothelioma claims), employers liability litigation (for example Corr v IBC, the suicide case, HL) road traffic claims, Motor Insurers Bureau law and Road Traffic Insurance law (for instance Rafiq v MIB, CA).

Inquests and Inquiries: Andrew led the questioning for the families at the 8 week Inquest 2014/2015 in the High Court into the In Amenas terrorist attack on a BP gas station in Algeria in which 40 people were murdered. Andrew represented 24 families in the 6 weeks inquest in the High Court in 2017 arising from the Tunisia Beach murders at Sousse.

Publications:  Andrew is the general editor of Volumes 2, 3 and 4 of the leading Personal Injury text Kemp & Kemp  on Quantum and also wrote 6 of the chapters. In Volume 1.   For more see here: Publications.

Direct Access:  Andrew accepts instructions directly from the public.


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

Chambers and Partners 2014


Fees:  Guidelines:  (to be agreed in advance with my clerks)


Advice in writing and in conference:                              £500-£600 ph depending on complexity and value of the claim.


Court appearances:                                                                    Preparation for Court: £600 ph; £4,800 pd;

                                                                                                              At Court:     Brief Fees: £6,000 pd; after Court conferences: £600 ph.


Mediations and Joint settlement meetings:                Preparation: £600 ph; Appearance fees:  £4,800 pd