Year of Call: 2017

Inn: Lincolns Inn

Solicitor: 2014

Ryan regularly represents parents and children in private law children disputes. He takes a problem solving approach to these cases which ensures that conflict is reduced as much as possible for his clients.

Ryan has also gained extensive experience of representing parties in cases which involve domestic violence. Ryan has an in depth understanding of the processes when such allegations are made.

D v K [2014] EWHC 700 (fam) and Q v Q, Re B, Re C [2014] EWFC 31. Whilst a solicitor, Ryan represented two mothers in cases where allegations of rape had been made and the father was acting as a litigant in person. The case looked at the problems of conducting a finding of fact hearing where a party is unrepresented and is intending on cross examining their accuser on sensitive allegations. The matters went before Sir James Munby who said the following:

“the hard work of the mother’s solicitors as by the time Judges hear cases, all too often there is a focus on the evidence before them, and the often exhausting support given to a client in such a difficult case is often overlooked”.

Ryan is direct access qualified. He draws on his experience as a solicitor when advising clients in this capacity. Read more here.

Qualifications & awards:

  • University of the West of England – LLB (Hons) – First Class
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales-  November 2014
  • Called to the Bar – July 2017 ( Lincolns Inn)

Additional information:

Ryan is a keen rugby player and Bristol Rugby supporter. He also enjoys cricket, surfing and walking his Dachshund.