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Sir Andrew Ritchie KC

Sir Andrew Ritchie KC is the College Advocate and a Fellow Commoner of Magdalene. He is the Head of Chambers at 9 Gough Square, London.

Andrew practices in tort law involving personal injury and clinical negligence. His cases include Corr v IBC (House of Lords) and Phillips v Rafiq & MIB (Court of Appeal). 

Andrew represented the family of Carlos Estrada during the InAmenas Algerian terrorist atrocity Inquest in 2015 and represented the families of 24 of the deceased at the inquest arising from the Tunisian beach murders in 2017. Andrew is representing the families of the deceased in the Croydon Tram crash Inquest.

Andrew is an arbitrator and the creator of PIcARBS, the nationwide Personal Injuries Claim Arbitration Service.



MA Law, Magdelene College, Cambridge, 1981

Qualified solicitor 1984, Called to the bar 1985

Queen’s Counsel 2009

Career/Research Highlights

Chambers & Partners: Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence silk of the year 2015/2016

Legal 500: Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence silk of the year 2014/2015.

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Chairman of the Personal Injuries Bar Association, 2014-16

Managing Director of PicArbs, the Personal Injury Claims Arbitration Service

Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Selected Publications

Kemp & Kemp on the Quantum of Damages, Editor of 8 chapters, 2004–2012, now Editor of vols 3 and 4, Sweet & Maxwell.

Kemp & Kemp, Law Practice and Procedure, General Editor, 2005–2009, Sweet & Maxwell.

Clinical Negligence Claims, Co-editor, 9 Gough Square, 2nd edn.

Guide to RTA Liability, General Editor, Jordans Publishing, 2nd edn.

Lexis Nexis, Editor of the Clinical Negligence section.

Manual Handling Claims, Author, 9 Gough Square.

Asbestos Claims, Contributing Editor, 9 Gough Square, 2nd edn.

The Journal of Personal Injury Law, General Editor, 2000, 2001, 2002, Sweet & Maxwell.

MIB Claims, Author, 2016 Jordans Publishing, 4th  edn.

The Professional Negligence and Liability Reports, Co-editor, 1996–1999, Sweet & Maxwell.

Medical Evidence in Whiplash Cases, General Editor, 1996, Sweet & Maxwell.