Ryan became a tenant at New Park Court Chambers in September 2018, having successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Chris Smith. He currently undertakes a range of criminal, civil, commercial and family work.

Ryan regularly appears for both prosecution and defence in proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. He frequently handles trials in the Magistrates’ Court and has experience in dealing with offences against the person, weapons offences, public order offences, dishonesty offences and driving matters. Ryan also appears regularly in the Youth Court and has dealt with cases of robbery, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and causing grievous bodily harm. In the Crown Court, Ryan has been instructed to defend in a number of trials, involving offences of violent disorder and, as a led junior, offences of rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He has also prosecuted and defended in a number of appeals against conviction and appeals against sentence, as well as handling mention hearings, sentences and committals for sentence.

Ryan is an accredited CPS Panel Advocate, currently at Level 1, qualifying him to prosecute all cases in the Magistrates’ Court and also certain Crown Court matters.

Notable Cases

  • R v TH & others (Leeds Crown Court) - Violent Disorder

    Represented a defendant charged, along with eight others, with violent disorder, arising out of an incident that occurred at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre in Huddersfield.

  • R v RP (Newcastle Crown Court) - Rape

    Instructed as a led junior, led by Nicholas Lumley QC, representing a defendant charged with multiple counts of rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm

  • R v JW (Bradford Magistrates’ Court) - Dangerous Driving

    Successfully prosecuted a case of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, arising out of an incident whereby the victim sustained fractures to both the tibia and fibula bones of the leg. The case involved issues of disputed identification and confession evidence.

Ryan regularly acts for both Claimants and Defendants in civil matters, most frequently dealing with small claims trials and stage 3 disposal hearing, often in claims arising out of road traffic accidents. He is experienced in dealing with claims for damages in respect of both personal injury and credit hire costs.

Ryan is also regularly instructed to provide written advices as to quantum of damages and has experience in advising on such matters in respect of general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity, as well as loss of earnings.

Ryan has a developing commercial practice with a specific focus on contractual matters. Ryan has experience in drafting statements of case in breach of contract matters and has a background in commercial organisations, gained through his previous 10-year employment in the financial services sector.

Ryan has experience in dealing with contested and non-contested hearings arising out of applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders and has acted for both applicants and respondents in such matters.

Practice Areas

Appointments & Memberships

  • CPS Panel Advocate Level 2
  • Specialist Regulatory Advocate in Health & Safety and Environmental Law (List C)

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