Ryan was Called to the Bar in 1996. Prior to this he worked as a Quantity Surveyor in private practice. Later he worked in Construction Management for two multi-national companies. Prior to specialising solely in employment, he appeared regularly in the criminal courts up to the Crown Court. In general civil he has appeared up to the High Court in London and in employment he has appeared up to the Court of Appeal.
Ryan advises companies on various human resource management issues and provides them with training on good employment practices.
Ryan has written many published articles in, amongst others, New Law Journal and Solicitors Journal.
Ryan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member of the Employment Law Bar Association and Member of the Employment Law Association.