Fourth new High Court judge appointed

A personal injury and clinical negligence specialist has been appointed a High Court Judge, the fourth new justice to be unveiled this month.

The appointment of Andrew Ritchie QC will take effect from 1 October 2021. He will be assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Ritchie qualified and worked as a solicitor before qualifying for the Bar in 1985. He was a member of 9 Gough Chambers.

His appointment follows those already announced for:

  • His Honour Judge Barry Cotter QC;
  • His Honour Judge Stephen Eyre QC; and
  • Heather Williams QC.

The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary said it was anticipated that further appointments would be announced in the coming months.

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