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,  Arbitration, Mediation

Legal News

Counter Surveillance Evidence 

Samson v Ali [2012] Andrew Ritchie QC won an interlocutory application on 21.11.2012 for Ms Samson in her personal injury claim against Mr Ali arising from a  road traffic accident  back in 2006.  The Defendant’s insurers (Aviva) admitted liability and served video evidence purporting to undermine the Claimant’s asserted injuries.  The Claimant’s solicitor obtained counter surveillance evidence which analysed the video and asserted that vital video evidence was omitted or withheld and that the video tape was “speeded up” by the Defendant’s surveillance operatives.  The insurers sought to debar the Claimant from relying on the  evidence. Mr Justice Stadlen granted permission to call the evidence.

Dependent Capacity Damages

In B v Poole [2014],  Andrew Ritchie QC created a new head of damages for borderline mental Capacity Act  clients resulting in a settlement approved by Mr Justice Bean under which the MIB paid damages to the claimant who had capacity only if he had help and advise and explanations from professional or gratuitous quasi-deputies.

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Damages for loss of brokering for Hedge Funds

P v Medway [2015] Andrew Ritchie Qc represented a man in his late 50s with bladder cancer who whilst receiving a replacement bladder suffered hemiplegia due to spinal haematoma caused by failed epidural injections for anaesthesia and inadequate on ward surveillance post operatively. P ran an investment brokerage raising finance for hedge funds. Loss of opportunity to make future profits was in issue. Settled for £1.7 million plus PPOS for care

MIB Claims

The 4th edition of Jordans best selling text on claims and applications against the Motor Insurers Bureau was published in March 2016. Andrew Ritchie QC is the editor.