Andrew Ritchie QC#3836

Andrew Ritchie QC

Described as approachable, dependable, a classy team player, hard on the issues and hard working, Andrew has enormous experience in fatal accident claims, occupational health litigation, especially mesothelioma claims, employers liability litigation generally (for example Corr v IBC, the suicide case, HL) and road traffic and insurance law (for instance Rafiq v MIB, CA).

Andrew writes 9 chapters of the leading Personal Injury text Kemp & Kemp on Quantum including the fatal accidents chapter.

Many of Andrew's reported cases concern catastrophic injury claims involving brain damage, spinal injury and PTSD (he represented many victims of the Paddington rail disaster). Andrew's Clinical Negligence practice covers in particular Hypoxia at birth, Urology, Cardiology and neurosurgery.

Andrew also represents medical professionals before regulatory and disciplinary tribunals and also has considerable experience in professional negligence work arising from personal injury litigation.

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Complaints against the NHS
Complaints against the NHS
Practice notes

This Practice Note deals with the NHS complaints procedure, relevant legislation, local resolution and independent review by the Ombudsman, private patients and the care quality commission.

Duty of care and breach in clinical negligence claims
Duty of care and breach in clinical negligence claims
Practice notes

This Practice Note relates to clinical negligence claims and deals with the duty of care, the standard of care, breach of duty, the Bolam test, junior and senior doctors and the burden of proof.

Learning and qualification for medicine in England and Wales
Learning and qualification for medicine in England and Wales
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the requirements for studying medicine, including the academic and pre-clinical and clinical training, fields covered, levels of specialism, different specialties within hospitals and examples of the type of claim that can arise as well as dealing with the different royal colleges for various clinicians.

Medical records and disclosure in clinical negligence cases
Medical records and disclosure in clinical negligence cases
Practice notes

This Practice Note deals with the disclosure of medical records in clinical negligence claims. Specific issues which are considered in detail include the right to disclosure of GP and hospital records, the ownership thereof, the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018, the Access to Health Records Act 1990, the evidential status of medical records, disclosure, inspection, reasons for withholding inspection, disclosure against non parties and sanctions.

Medical records—common abbreviations
Medical records—common abbreviations
Practice notes

This Practice Note contains a list of common medical abbreviations and symbols that can be found in clinical records.

The Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes—pre-6 April 2015 [Archived]
The Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes—pre-6 April 2015 [Archived]
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Archived: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It deals with the clinical disputes protocol, obtaining medical records, the letter of claim, the NHSLA, offers to settle, time periods, experts, ADR and costs penalties for failure to comply with the protocol.

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