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Hill Dickinson LLP

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Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London EC2A, London SW1Y, Manchester and 3 more

Geraldine Ryan

Work 0161 817 7200
Hill Dickinson LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation.


Heads the firm’s commercial litigation team. Head of Manchester office


Qualified 1990.


Law Society.


University of Sheffield.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

Especially strong in litigation and arbitration, the team at Hill Dickinson LLP is particularly experienced in football. The Manchester-based Geraldine Ryan acted for Triple S Sports & Entertainment Group in a £400,000 damages claim against a former employee and football agent, which was resolved through mediation. Richard Green defended rugby agent Andrew Clarke in a High Court case brought by Castleford Tigers RLFC regarding Denny Solomona's transfer to Sale Sharks; Green was assisted by senior associate David Keenan, who is 'a great all-round lawyer with commercial nous'. Green also advised Manchester City FC and England U17 footballer Phil Foden on sponsorship arrangements. Other clients include GB Taekwondo, Lancashire CCC and the Dallaglio Foundation. Consultant Louise Millington-Roberts is recommended for ticketing, sponsorship, rights management, brand protection and event management.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Leading individuals

Geraldine Ryan - Hill Dickinson LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

Commended for its ‚Äėbrilliant service‚Äô,¬†Hill Dickinson LLP¬†regularly handles complex and sensitive commercial disputes, with expertise spanning shareholder and partnership matters, breach of contract, competition, fraud, professional negligence, tax, defamation, procurement and product liability. Key work includes representing Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council in High Court proceedings relating to the disposal of the remains of the notorious Moors Murderer, Ian Brady. It is also representing Peel Holdings Group in a case against General Motors UK relating to a deed governing certain rights relating to drainage. The team also handles cross-border matters and is representing two former directors of Eco-Bat Technologies in litigation in the UK and in the US arising out of a cartel investigation by the European Commission. Department head Geraldine Ryan¬†is ‚Äėa true star‚Äô, Peter Southeran¬†has a ‚Äėwealth of experience‚Äô and recently promoted partner Christopher Tyrrell¬† is ‚Äėbrilliant‚Äô. Iain Campbell¬†is regularly instructed on breach of contract and professional negligence disputes, while solicitor and professional support lawyer Moya Clifford¬†and Sharon Williamson, who specialises in banking litigation, are also recommended. Senior associates Alex Smith¬†and Andrew Little, who was recently promoted, are key members of the team, as are associates Emma Lewis, Kelly Heath¬†and Rachel Leigh, who recently joined the team from Fieldfisher.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

Hill Dickinson LLP  ’s multi-disciplinary team advises on sports contracts, dispute resolution, disciplinary and regulatory matters, with an increased focus on rights, reputation and brand management issues for clubs, promoters, athletes and ex-athletes. Richard Green and Geraldine Ryan are recommended. The team acted for Triple S Sports & Entertainment Group (a football agency) in a claim for damages against a former employee and football agent involving allegations of breach of post-termination contracts. In another matter it acted for Philip Foden (a Manchester City player and England U17 World Cup winner) in relation to his first professional contract and various sponsorship agreements.

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