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  EWCA Civ 72; Employers liability, breach of Workplace Regulations, causation. For the Claimant.
Stiles v Thames Trains  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  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  August, settled. For Claimant, PTSD, phobia of needles after needlestick injury. Loss of career. Settled for £450,000.
Various v Tesco  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  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  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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