Ryan joined Lamb Chambers as a third six pupil in October 2018, having completed pupillage at a specialist construction chambers in the Temple.
Called to the Bar in 2016, Ryan previously worked as a paralegal at regional and global law firms in corporate and private client departments. He has also acted as an advocate for the Communities Empowerment Network, representing secondary school pupils at risk of permanent exclusion.
Ryan presently takes instructions in all of Chambers' practice areas, including commercial, property and personal injury disputes. He regularly appears in the County Court in trials and interlocutory applications and has an active court-based practice.
Due to his previous experience, Ryan has a particular interest in construction and commercial work. He recently received 2nd prize in the annual Hudson Essay Competition run by the Society of Construction Law for his paper titled ‘Hanging by a slender thread: Design obligations in construction contracts following MT Højgaard v E.ON’. This paper was presented to the Society at the National Liberal Club in May 2018 and can be accessed here.
During pupillage, Ryan was involved in several disputes arising out of large national and international infrastructure projects. He is familiar with a broad range of standard form and bespoke contracts used for such projects, including the JCT, NEC and FIDIC forms. Ryan also gained extensive experience in claims brought by or against the National House Building Council, the market-leading insurer and warranty provider for new-build and refurbished properties in the UK.