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Arthur Cox Belfast
Northern Ireland

Work Department

Dispute resolution.




Chris Ritchie is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group in the Arthur Cox Belfast Office in Northern Ireland.

Chris has represented insurers and large corporates in Northern Ireland over many years, building up a reputation for sound commercial advice on technical matters but always with the overall goal of problem resolution in mind. His opponents have identified him as an amiable but strategic practitioner and “a conscientious but unshowy lawyer who gets on with the job”. His practice in the insurance sphere includes EL/PL/EPL, Health and Safety, Motor and Professional indemnity. Chris is also experienced in the fields of public procurement and judicial review.


Law Society of NI; Law Society (England and Wales); FOIL.

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Northern Ireland > Dispute resolution

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Chris RitchieArthur Cox Belfast

Arthur Cox Belfast has acted on some of Northern Ireland’s most high-profile commercial, financial and constitutional litigation over the past year; the team’s client base includes major domestic businesses as well as a number of multinational corporates. The team is ‘capably led‘ by managing partner and ‘exceptional litigatorCatriona GibsonChris Ritchie specialises in insurance-related litigation and is also active in public sector matters; and associate David Black acts on commercial disputes. Matthew Howse moved to Eversheds Sutherland.

Northern Ireland > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Arthur Cox Belfast advises on employers’, public and occupiers’ liability claims; the team is noted is strength in occupational disease cases, as well as in handling product liability personal injury claims for large multinationals. Other clients include a number of large insurers, corporates and public bodies. Chris Ritchie leads the team; he has been active in cases involving complex product liability issues, asbestos-related illnesses and noise-induced hearing loss.