Ryan maintains a broad employment practice, acting for both Claimants and Respondents.

He has recent experience of claims for unfair and constructive dismissal; redundancy; discrimination, harassment and victimisation; unlawful deduction of wages and breach of contract; and detriments arising from health and safety breaches, particularly in the context of Covid-19.

Ryan is regularly instructed at the early stages of proceedings to assist with drafting and providing advice on merits. He has considerable appellant experience relative to his year of call, having appeared on four occasions in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Ryan increasingly acts for, or in cases involving, regulated professionals, particularly in the legal and banking sector. His recent/ongoing caseload includes:

  • acting for a solicitor in a two-day discrimination claim brought by a former secretary.
  • advising a lawyer on merits and quantum in a discrimination claim against her former employer.
  • advising a former employee in respect of her discrimination claim against a high-street bank.
  • drafting and advisory assistance to a HR professional claiming sex discrimination and whistleblowing detriment.
  • acting for an accountant in a claim for pregnancy discrimination and victimisation.
  • advising a former employee in his claim for redundancy against a high-street bank.
  • advising a care home on potential unfair dismissal/discrimination claims in respect of employees’ vaccination status.
  • successfully representing Claimants in substantive PHs (including one multi-day hearing) on employee status.
  • advising a paramedic in a claim for disability discrimination against a professional regulator.
  • advising a school-worker on appealing a vague/defective tribunal order in respect of a finding of unfair and wrongful dismissal.

Ryan gained a broad exposure to employment law during his 12-month pupillage, which included a high-profile claim for philosophical belief discrimination; advice on the provision of PPE in care homes in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic; and a claim for health and safety detriment brought against a foreign embassy.

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Appointments & Memberships

  • Advocate and Young Bar Advocate Executive Committee
  • ALBA
  • ARDL
  • ELA
  • ELBA
  • GLD Junior Junior Scheme
  • Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Service


Education & Qualifications

  • 2019: Bar Professional Training Course, City, University of London (Very Competent).
  • 2017: Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law, London (Commendation).
  • 2017: PhD in History, Queen Mary, University of London (Thesis accepted without correction).
  • 2013: MSc in History (With an Emphasis on the History of Medicine), University of Glasgow (Distinction, with highest mark in year for dissertation).
  • 2012: MA (Hons.) in Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow (First).

Scholarships, prizes and awards

  • 2019: The Lee Essay Prize, Gray’s Inn.
  • 2019: Andrew Lees Essay Prize, United Kingdom Environmental Lawyers’ Association.
  • 2018: Finalist, Human Rights Lawyers Association Judicial Review Competition.
  • 2017: Bedingfield Scholarship, Gray’s Inn.
  • 2017: Finalist, GDL Moot, University of Law, London.
  • 2016: Ann Ebsworth Award, Gray’s Inn.
  • 2013: Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship.
  • 2012: Wellcome Trust Masters Scholarship.
  • 2012: Class Award for Overall Performance, Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow.
  • 2010: Class Award for Overall Performance, Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow



Learning lessons from Covid-19? The challenges facing any judge-led public inquiry’, Counsel Magazine (July 2020).