Ryan commenced a Crime and Family pupillage under the supervision of Richard Canning in January 2023.
Ryan completed his first degree in English and graduated with a BA Hons from the University of Southampton in 2010. He completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of York in 2011, qualifying as a secondary school English teacher. From 2011-2019, Ryan worked as an English teacher, Head of English and Assistant Headteacher.
Following a desire to re-train in Law, Ryan completed his Graduate Diploma in Law at Leeds Beckett University in 2020, graduating with a Distinction. He was also awarded the Jones Myers Prize for Outstanding Overall Achievement. He completed the Bar Training Course at the University of Law and was awarded a Very Competent. He was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2022. He was also the recipient of the Career Changer Scholarship.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Ryan worked as a Family paralegal at Henry Hyams Solicitors in Leeds. He is also an accredited police station representative.
Outside of work, Ryan is a keen reader and writer. He is also a member of the UK Centre for Therapeutic Jurisprudence, and continues to work for two major exam boards with responsibility for marking and writing GCSE English Language and English Literature exam papers.