Ryan joined chambers as a tenant in September 2021 following successful completion of his pupillage. So far Ryan has built a busy practice in employment, civil, housing and family law.
Before pupillage, Ryan worked as a judicial assistant in the High Court Family Division, as well as marshalling for judges in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal Civil Division.
Ryan also spent two years working as an Employment Tribunal advocate, giving him substantial advocacy experience which he has built upon in chambers
Ryan has also worked as a paralegal on personal injury, housing, commercial and other civil matters. His work as a paralegal, advocate and judicial assistant gives him well-rounded experience of working with and understanding the pressures on the different professionals within the legal sector.
Ryan accepts instructions in all of chambers’ practice areas.
Ryan has developed a busy employment law practice, building upon his previous experience as a tribunal advocate. Having spent two years representing respondents before building a claimant practice in chambers, he is well adept at advising and representing both businesses and individuals.
His experience includes claims concerning:
- Unfair and wrongful dismissal (including redundancy)
- Health and safety matters (including in relation to Covid-19)
- Wages claims
- Worker status
- Procedural matters such as strike out, amendments, limitation issues, specific disclosure, costs, reconsideration and restricted reporting orders.
Ryan’s tribunal experience includes defending the successful client at a six-day trial involving allegations of sex- and disability-related harassment, discrimination arising from disability, and failure to make reasonable adjustments.
He obtained specific disclosure and adjournment of a three-day trial involving allegations of direct sex discrimination, harassment, victimisation, unfair and wrongful dismissal. As a result, the claimants discontinued their claims and a substantial costs order was made for the benefit of his client.
- Housing and property
Ryan has experience of both drafting and advising in relation to housing matters. His housing and property advocacy experience includes order for sale application hearings, and applications to vary possession orders.
Ryan has represented the successful parties at County Court trials/disposal hearings in a number of civil matters during his practising six, ranging from small claims level to multi-track proceedings before a Circuit Judge.
Ryan has already gained considerable experience of family law advocacy so far during his practising six. He has regularly dealt with private law applications including contested interim child arrangements (including location), prohibited steps orders, and non-molestation injunctions, and has represented clients at multi-day final hearings.
Bar Professional Training Course (part-time course) (Manchester Law School) (2015-2017) (Very Competent)
LLB Law (University of Liverpool) (2010-2013) (First Class Honours)
- Dean’s Unit Prize for the top mark in Cross-Examination Advocacy (BPTC) (2017)
- Dean’s Unit Prize for the top mark in Criminal Litigation (BPTC) (2017)
- Inner Temple major Exhibition Award (2016)
- Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (2016)
- Manchester Law School Scholarship Award (2015)
- Employer Lawyers’ Association
- Employment Law Bar Association
- Social Housing Law Association
- Family Law Bar Association