Ryan is a civil and commercial litigation attorney who was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2008. He was a lecturer at the London School of Economics and King’s College, London before completing his pupillage at Devereux Chambers in London, where he secured tenancy and practiced for eight years. Ryan relocated to Bermuda to join Trott & Duncan in August 2016.
In Bermuda, Ryan’s practice includes all aspects of litigation and advice related to company and commercial law, employment, corporate insolvency, trusts and equitable remedies, civil fraud and asset recovery, arbitration, constitutional challenges and judicial review.
Ryan has been involved in the leading constitutional and judicial review cases in Bermuda in the last 2 years. Further, he has extensive experience with interim injunctions, whether in constitutional proceedings, to protect employment, prevent team moves and misuse of confidential and proprietary information, freezing orders etc.
At Devereux Chambers, Ryan’s principal areas of practice were taxation, employment and commercial litigation, as well as injunctions and other emergency relief, fraud and international commercial arbitration.
Ryan spent three years as a lecturer at the LSE and King’s College, London, teaching all areas of private law, including contract, tort, restitution, land, equity and trusts and employment.
Albert Brewster and Others vs The Premier of Bermuda SC (Bda) 57
Albert Brewster and Others vs The Premier of Bermuda SC (Bda) 45
Dr. Gina Tucker v Public Service Commission & The Board of Education
Bermuda Prison Officers Association vs Labour Dispute Tribunal and Minister of National Security
Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited II
Raymond Davis Myron Piper v The Premier of Bermuda and the Commission of Inquiry
Corporation of Hamilton v Attorney General and Governor of Bermuda  CA (Bda) Civ 6
Active Equity Holdings Ltd & 4 Ors v The Registrar of Companies  SC (Bda) 64 Civ (31 August 2022)
CI2 Aviation Bermuda Limited v Permanent Arbitration Tribunal  SC (Bda) 26 Civ
Trott & Duncan operates very much like barristers’ chambers do in the UK. Each litigation attorney has their own caseload but has access to other experts for their opinion but ultimately, our cases are our own responsibility. Trott and Duncan is the only firm in which attorneys can be led by Queen’s Counsel on a regular basis dealing with the leading cases in the jurisdiction. We’re therefore able to develop as lawyers and I haven’t observed that level of flexibility in other firms. I enjoy the working environment here. I’m happy to be at work and happy to do what I do.
Whatever type of litigation issue a client brings into Trott & Duncan there is someone at every level who can cater to you, and who has the depth of experience to do it well. Having such wide-ranging expertise within the firm is critical and provides every lawyer with invaluable support and guidance.