Ryan specialises in all areas of family law with a particular interest in care proceedings. He was called to the Bar in 2017 and practised in another Bristol Chambers, before joining St John’s Chambers in 2019. He often represents vulnerable parties with cognitive difficulties including through the Official Solicitor, and those who require the assistance of an intermediary.
Ryan conducted his training contract with Battrick Clark between 2012 and 2014. He moved to Cook and Co Solicitors to gain more experience of private client work and to deal with high-net worth individuals. Whilst waiting for the results of his Bar Transfer Test he also worked at Watkins Solicitors. He had a multi-discipline practice including private client and family law cases. This included significant advocacy experience representing parties in the Family Court including during contested hearings.
Ryan developed his practice by building successful relationships with professional contacts who referred clients and work. Ryan has continued to use this successful model at the Bar.
Ryan is direct access qualified. He draws on his experience as a solicitor when advising clients in this capacity. Read more here.
Qualifications & awards:
- LLB (Hons) – First Class
- Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales- 2014
Ryan is a keen rugby player and Bristol Rugby supporter. He also enjoys cricket, surfing and walking his Dachshund.