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Chambers of William McCormick QC

13 ELY PLACE, LONDON, EC1N 6RY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7400 9600
Fax:
Fax 020 7400 9630
DX:
291 CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.elyplace.com

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Liam Ryan

Tel:
Work 020 7400 9600
Email:
Ely Place Chambers (Chambers of William McCormick QC)

Position

Personal Injury: Has a busy personal injury practice and have developed a strong and diverse practice at Ely Place acting for both claimants and defendants. Work covers a wide range and spectrum from road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, public liability, product liability, fatal accidents and claims made against the MIB and CICA. Has developed a particular specialism in the field of stress at work and psychiatric injury claims. Regularly advises and appear in such cases and am very keen to continue to develop into these niche areas. Often involved in cases whose values exceed £100,000.00 and have developed particular experience in cases where damages are sought on a future loss basis. Also has considerable experience of cases concerning allegations of fraud (both from the perspective of defendants and claimants) including cases concerning phantom passengers, staged accidents, or induced collisions. Clinical negligence: Has a varied practise in the field of clinical negligence which spans actions against NHS trusts, international disputes involving medical practitioners practicing in foreign jurisdictions and catastrophic cases including serious brain damage and paralysis. Also has experience in dealing with dental and cosmetic surgery cases. Commercial: Has a broad commercial practise and regularly advise, drafts pleadings and and appears as an advocate across a wide variety of commercial work. Has a real interest in cases with a construction or intellectual property element. Experience in cases where injunctive relief, including spring board is sought relief against companies and individuals with a focus on cases involving the theft, or supposed theft of confidential data. Also has experience of commercial disputes at an international level and have dealt with conflicts of laws and issues of enforcement against foreign based individuals and companies .Before coming to the Bar he had already gathered significant experience in this field having spent two years working for several city and magic circle law firms on matters which included disputes relating to the Buncefield disaster (largest explosion in the UK in peace time), copyright issues relating to the Star Wars franchise and the construction of Wembley Stadium. Employment: Advises and represents both claimants and respondents in Employment Tribunals and the County Courts. Has carried out trials dealing with TUPE transfers, redundancy, unfair dismissal, harassment and whistle-blowing. This is an area of practise where there is cross pollination with his stress at work practise. HSE/Regulatory Crime: Accepts instructions in all aspects of health and safety and regulatory crime. Has had particular experience of the Corporate Manslaughter Act since it came into force. Costs: Costs litigation continues to become a larger and larger part of his practise. Has experience in the field from contested applications dealing with settlement terms, multiple defendants and unreasonable conduct arguments to multiday detailed assessments.

Career

Called 2007; Inner Temple. In practise since 2009.

Education

Richard Lander School; Truro College; Durham University, St Aidans College (LLB 2:1); Nottingham University (LLM International Commercial Law, Human Rights and International Criminal Law; BVC).

Leisure

Keen rugby player for Merton RFC and has been part of the committee there for five years. Other than that, he is a keen cook and enjoys travelling, when he has time.


London Bar

Personal injury

Within: Personal injury – Leading juniors

Liam Ryan - Ely Place ChambersHe is a very astute barrister, who knows his subject matter well.

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