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Ryan Mowat

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Kingsley Napley LLP

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Dispute resolution.


Partner. Ryan leads Kingsley Napley’s highly rated Contentious Trusts and Probate team. He frequently acts in high value and complex litigation, particularly involving allegations of fraud and serious wrongdoing. He also acts for a number of high profile clients in the media, sport and entertainment industry. He recently acted for Genting Casinos in the landmark Supreme Court win against Phil Ivey, in which the longstanding criminal legal test for dishonesty was overturned. Ryan also acted for Rangers Football Club in the widely reported High Court dispute with Sports Direct. He is currently acting in a number of complex disputes relating to trusts and estates and civil fraud, often multi-jurisdictional.


Trained Edwards Duthie; qualified 2002; Kingsley Napley 2010 to date, partner 2012.


Law Society; Alternative Dispute Resolution Group (ADR Group) – accredited mediator and member of the ADR Group panel; Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS); Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA); Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA); London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA); Association Internationale des Jeunes Acovats (AIJA).


De Montfort University, Leicester (2008 LLB Hons; 2009 LPC).

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Kingsley Napley LLP's cross-practice team specialises in the full spectrum of criminal, regulatory and civil contentious matters across the banking arena. It acts in claims against banks, financial advisers and other investment bodies, and has particular experience in investor and mis-selling claims, fraud-related disputes and fraudulent misrepresentation. Richard Foss leads the dispute resolution practice, of which Sue Thackeray, William Christopher, Ryan Mowat and Fiona Simpson are key members.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Kingsley Napley LLP has expertise in areas such as civil fraud, professional negligence, insolvency, banking and trusts, and its commercial litigation clients include listed companies, professional football clubs, government agencies, as well as trustees in bankruptcy, offshore trust companies, Middle Eastern banks and Formula 1 companies. The firm also advises high-net-worth individuals and high-profile entrepreneurs. Richard Foss leads the dispute resolution practice, which also fields Ryan Mowat, Sue Thackeray, William Christopher and Fiona Simpson. Mary Young was recently made partner.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Ryan Mowat - Kingsley Napley LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Kingsley Napley LLP combines an expertise in private client litigation with considerable experience in other areas such as criminal, fraud and media-related disputes. It also has a well-regarded Court of Protection practice and often acts in cases on behalf of a deputy where there is serious wrongdoing or fraud is alleged. In addition the team regularly works alongside its family law team to advise on a number of high-value trusts and divorce matters. The group has an established name in the market for its work on contentious probate disputes with particular skill in complex 1975 Inheritance Act claims and validity claims. Ryan Mowat heads the contentious trusts and probate team. Kate Salter and Katherine Pymont are well regarded.

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