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Richard Ryan

Called Called in 2014
Admitted as a Solicitor in 2004



About Richard Ryan

Formerly a solicitor for ten years, Richard transferred to the bar in 2014.

Recognised by the leading legal directories for a number of years, he "competes at a high level and has a good reputation" (Chambers & Partners) and has developed a busy nationwide practice commensurate with his previous experience and within Chambers’ areas of expertise, but with a particular emphasis on employment law (including regulatory proceedings) and personal injury litigation and the associated areas around these specialisms. Qualifying as a solicitor in 2004 at a large City law firm and then working at various highly rated national and international law firms provided Richard with the foundation to develop a broad civil and commercial practice whilst maintaining his established specialisms; he acts for a wide range of clients, including private individuals, financial institutions, charities, local authorities, NHS Trusts, major companies, SMEs and a number of large insurers. In the context of industrial relations he is highly regarded for his expertise in trade union related matters and collective actions, which is complemented by his civil/personal injury practice. Richard has a pragmatic and robust approach to all disputes but is also aware of the importance of fighting for a point of principle.

Richard is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme. To see more details of Richard’s work and recent cases in specific practice areas please click on the appropriate area below.

Personal Details

Education: University of Leeds, LLB, 1st prize for commercial law (2001); LPC, Commendation (2002); BPP London, Bar Transfer Test (2013).
Professional Associations: Member of the Inner Temple. Employment Lawyers Association, Employment Law Bar Association. Richard is also the chair of an advisory board to a local sixth form college, which is part of a PRIME/social mobility initiative.

Specialist Practice Areas


Chambers and Partners 2014  - Richard Ryan “brings a particular focus on trade union work and experience of advising market-leading companies”

Chambers and Partners 2013 - Richard Ryan's "response has always been balanced, practical and timely," explains one source. "He competes at a high level and has a good reputation”.

Legal 500, 2013 – Recommended. Richard Ryan has now converted to the Bar and joined Parklane Plowden.


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