Richard B. Ritchie


Standing Counsel to Dept. of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) in insolvency matters. Formerly junior counsel to the Crown (member of Chancery A panel). Accredited mediator. Has appeared in courts at all levels including House of Lords (Secretary of State v Frid [2004] AC 506; Mann v Sec of State for Education and Employment [1999] ICR 898; R v Arrows Ltd [1995] 2 AC 75). More normally, he appears in first instance courts, dealing with matters like winding up petitions, all manner of insolvency applications, shareholder and company disputes, partnership and ordinary business disputes. He has also appeared in offshore courts and tribunals overseas, (BVI and Cayman), including the first appeal in the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Tribunal and advised in relation to matters in Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Published Works

Areas of Practice

Restructuring & Insolvency

Year Qualified



BA Oxon


Chancery Bar Association