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Kingsley Napley LLP

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Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Ryan is a Partner in Kingsley Napley’s Dispute Resolution team, where he leads the 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.


Ryan is a member of The Law Society; Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS); Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA); London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA); and Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA).


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

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Professional negligence

Kingsley Napley LLP draws on its experience in civil fraud and banking litigation to advise individuals and corporate entities in relation to claims against banks, financial advisers and other investment bodies. Practice head Ryan Mowat has particular expertise in claims involving contentious trusts and fraud, and acting on behalf of clients in the media, sports and entertainment sector.

London > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

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Ryan MowatKingsley Napley LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP is an established name in the market for contentious estate disputes, particularly high-value and complex 1975 Act claims, will validity cases and proprietary estoppel claims. It frequently handles trust disputes that span multiple jurisdictions and involve serious allegations of breach of trust and fraud. The team combines expertise in private client litigation with considerable strength in criminal, fraud and media-related disputes. It routinely works with the firm’s Court of Protection practice to act on the behalf of deputies where there are allegations of serious wrongdoing or fraud, and alongside the family team to assist with high-value trust and divorce matters. Ryan Mowat heads the team, which also includes Kate Salter and Katherine Pymont.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Kingsley Napley LLP ‘has strength in depth, with very good collaboration between departments in cases that straddle different legal disciplines‘. The practice consistently attracts big-ticket, complex litigation, with clients benefiting from its in-house capability in relation to criminal law, regulatory issues, and media and reputation management. The firm also fields experts in related areas such as civil fraud, professional negligence, insolvency, banking and trusts. With over 25 years’ experience, Richard Foss leads the dispute resolution practice, and has particular expertise in financial services and banking disputes. The team further showcases commercial litigation specialists Ryan Mowat, Sue Thackeray, William Christopher and Fiona Simpson. Mary Young was made partner.