Ryan enjoys a busy practice both prosecuting and defending in the Crown Court. He deals with a range of criminal matters including offences involving driving, drugs, violence, and dishonesty.
He is a “natural advocate” who has an “ability to remain calm under pressure”, with a Circuit Judge commenting he was “obviously well prepared, hardworking and bright”.
When representing a client charged with stalking, whose case involved hundreds of pages of prosecution evidence, numerous defence psychiatric reports and an intermediary, Ryan was able to secure an “unexpected acquittal” through his persuasive submissions on the admissibility of evidence and measured cross-examination of the two complainants.
Ryan also has “excellent interpersonal and social skills” and is “extremely keen, likeable and approachable”. This has elicited “unwavering trust and confidence” from clients who often specifically insist on his continued representation.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Ryan spent two years working as a paralegal in a criminal law firm specialising in fraud and serious crime. Upon completion of the bar course, he worked as a County Court Advocate on the Western and South Eastern Circuits, representing clients in civil claims including Small Claims Trials.
CPS Panel, Level 1