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Ryan has a busy, broad-based commercial practice with a particular emphasis on insolvency.  He is a sought-after trial and appellate advocate, having acted in a number of cases of wider commercial significance for the client.  Ryan welcomes instructions to act as sole counsel or as part of a team and has been led in the High Court and Supreme Court.

Ryan’s insolvency practice includes both personal and corporate insolvency, acting for office-holders as well as individuals and directors.  He advises and acts in respect of (amongst other things) antecedent transactions, misfeasance, and litigation brought by office-holders.  Within the wide category of commercial litigation, he has experience in matters relating to contractual disputes, civil fraud, partnerships and LLPs, professional negligence, financial regulation, unjust enrichment, and of cases with an international dimension (including injunctive relief and cross-border insolvencies).

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys watching stand-up comedy and boxing, reading, playing the guitar (badly), and painting (worse).


Ryan volunteers on the COIN scheme for the winding-up court, and recently delivered training to the student volunteers on the scheme.  He is also a panel member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Professional Associations

  • R3
  • Chancery Bar Association


  • Atkins Court Forms, Vol.9 (Corporate Insolvency) - Contributing editor
  • Inusurance Broking Practice and the Law, CMS - Contributing editor


  • LLM - Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
  • BPTC - City Law School
  • GDL - Oxford Brookes University
  • BA (English Language & Literature) - Jesus College, University of Oxford