raham Ritchie has a long history of legal practice, teaching and training in the U.K. and abroad. He has been a solicitor since 1975. In 1983 he wrote a report for the Commonwealth Law Ministers meeting on “International Aspects of Child Labour”. In 2005 he introduced human trafficking workshops to the annual Jesus College, Cambridge Symposium on international crime. There was no accurate body of information available to the U.K. Government at this time. The U.K. Human trafficking Agency (now part of the National Crime Agency) was in its infancy. He continues to present papers each year at the symposium.
During law practice he was active in human rights issues and protection of the vulnerable, but he also undertook transnational corporate litigation including serious corporate fraud cases. Part time judicial sittings have been undertaken since 2000. Whilst a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies he undertook child protection work in South Africa and Lesotho.
Workshops on corporate responsibility have been provided in Turkey, Malaysia, Moscow, Florida, the Caribbean, and for the Capital Markets Boards of Ankara and Moscow, and other organisations. Each year a lecture has been delivered at Cambridge University Development Studies MPhil course since 2005. Included amongst his writing of articles for Amicus Curiae, he wrote the E.U. commissioned report “Study on Disqualification from Working with Children in the E.U.” and co-authored, with Professor K. Bakirci “International and European Documents on Child and Young Workers and Modern Forms of Child Slavery
As a result of eighteen years’ experience as a First Tier Tribunal Judge he can provide advice, assistance and representation in the field of military compensation and military justice.
As a practising solicitor he has experience of
a. Defending clients in Serious Fraud Office investigations and prosecutions.
b. Complex fact and law inter-jurisdictional corporate litigation.
c. Director’s duties and disqualification.
d. Public Law/Judicial review cases.