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

Multiple Injuries claims:

C v Lamberton [2016] successfully representing a camera operator who was crushed between two vehicles and suffered severe abdominal injuries. Agreed award £4,325,000 in damages for medical treatment, care, housing, pain and suffering and increased costs of living having had to move to the UK for treatment from South Africa.

M v Samwell [2009] Mediated settlement. Representing successful Claimant, Damages £2 million, for a Cambridge student who was run over by a lorry. Loss of career in investment banking.

Corr v IBC  [2008] UKHL 13, representing the successful Claimant in her Fatal Accident Act claim arising from the suicide of her husband caused by the Defendant’s negligence 6 years earlier. Employers liability, kind of harm, forseeability and causation.

Horch v Thames Trains [2007] QBD; for the successful Claimant. Damages £1.5 million.  Horrific burns & PTSD sustained in the Paddington Rail crash.

Smee v Adaye [1999]  March, QBD, HHJ Steele sitting as deputy, Kemp B2-011/1 & confirmed  C.A 19.04.2000 Lawtel C7400040.  For the Claimant, award £1.1 million, RTA, hip and leg injury, pension loss and future risk of retirement.

Product liability claims:

Thomas v Merck Sharpe & Dohme, 1.12.2008, HHJ O'Brien, representing the Claimant who suffered ulcerative colitis whilst taking part in a drugs trial of Rofecoxib a Vioxx derivative. First successful judgment for Claimants on this drug.

Road Traffic Act claims:

Miller v QBE [2006] EWHC 1529; Statutory interpretation of the Road Traffic Act 1988 S.145 – the Claimant police officer was not an employee of the insured hence able to claim compensation from the insurer under S.151 for his serious injuries when a criminal ran him down in a police car.

Spinal Injury claims:

Clough v First Choice  [2006] EWCA Civ 15, PIQR P22, for the Claimant, young man made paraplegic after swimming pool accident abroad.

Oldham v Robinson [2004] Settlement 9/8/2004. Lawtel. For the claimant, a 33-year-old man, who received £935,000 for the spinal injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in November 1998. Paraplegia and had no movement or feeling in his legs and no control over his bowel or bladder. Much reduced life expectancy.


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