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

Employers liability claims:

Wallis v Balfour Beatty [2003] EWCA Civ 72; Employers liability, breach of Workplace Regulations, causation. For the Claimant.

Stiles v Thames Trains [2003] QBD, Master Whittaker, settlement. For the Claimant. Recovering 750,000 for a victim of the Paddington Train Disaster who suffered severe burns and PTSD.

Wells v Watford NHS Trust [2000] April QBD, Lawtel L.R., N. Baker Q.C. sitting as deputy, Lawtel C7400041  For the Claimant. Liability trial, manual handling in the delivery suite in NHS hospitals, finding MHOR applies to delivery suites.

The needlestick doctor [1998] August, settled. For Claimant, PTSD, phobia of needles after needlestick injury. Loss of career.  Settled for 450,000.

Various v Tesco [1997] QBD, settled. For Claimants, 40+ RSI cases against Tesco for checkout cashiers.  Lead cases packaged for trial in High Court then all settled.


Civil Procedure issues:

Thornhill v Bagas [2017] HHJ Robinson sitting as a deputy High Court Judge, Andrew appeared for the successful claimants and applied for an was awarded indemnity costs and interest thereon under CPR part 36.17, the claimants having made a 99% part 36 offer on liability before the trial and having won 100%.

Bajwa v British Airways Plc [1999] EWCA Civ 1519: Costs: Calderbank Offers. The value of an offer for  the purpose of costs under CPR 44 is the balance between the sum offered less the value of deducted  benefits. The CA will only  interfere with a judgeʹs discretion to order costs if he is plainly wrong or has  erred in principle.

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