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Ryan Mowat

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Kingsley Napley LLP

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Dispute resolution.


Ryan is a partner in the dispute resolution practice. His areas of expertise include commercial litigation, professional negligence, contentious probate and trusts disputes, defamation and privacy and civil fraud. Ryan acts for individuals and businesses and has a significant contact base of clients in the media, sport and entertainment sector. In 2014 Ryan successfully acted for Genting Casinos (ta/ Crockfords) in defending a claim for £7.8m by Phil Ivey, which was widely publicised as the biggest legal case in casino history.


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 regularly acts on behalf of both individuals and corporate entities making claims against banks, financial advisers and other investment bodies for negligence and breach of contract, with particular experience in investor and mis-selling claims, fraud-related disputes and misrepresentations. Richard Foss leads the disputes practice and is experienced in both obtaining and defending injunctive proceedings, including freezing and search orders. Gerard CukierSue ThackerayWilliam Christopher and Ryan Mowat are all highly rated.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Kingsley Napley LLP's 'user-friendly, capable practice' is best known for acting for entrepreneurs and successful individuals in business, but increasingly the team acts for corporate clients in major litigation. The team defended Glasgow's Rangers Football Club in long-running litigation with Sports Direct and its owner Mike Ashley (and other Sports Direct companies); the dispute involved allegations of breaches of confidential information. Richard Foss  is department head; Ryan Mowat is 'one of the best all-round litigators currently in practice'; William Christopher is 'sensible, clever and responsive'; and Gerard Cukier 'instils great confidence'. Fiona Simpson and Sue Thackeray are also highly rated. Mary Young is a key senior associate and associate Kate Salter  is 'a star of the future'.

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London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

The ‘strong’ team at Kingsley Napley LLP acts for entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients in claims involving solicitors, accountants, IFAs, trustees, and property and construction professionals. It also stands out for its experience in combined probate and professional negligence disputes. Team head Richard Foss is a ‘very experienced litigator’ who has ‘sound judgement’ and ‘excellent client skills’. Senior associate Mary Young is praised for her ‘great attention to detail’; she is ‘technically very sound’ and a ‘determined fighter’. Ryan Mowat and senior associate Jemma Brimblecombe are also key members of the department.

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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's team ‘adopts an easy and collaborative style which is a great catalyst to case preparation and ultimately a successful outcome for its clients’. Practice head Ryan Mowat continues to attract complex and varied work including an increasing proportion of work involving fraud or with offshore elements. He is a member of ACTAPS and an accredited mediator. Recommended associates include Kate Salter, who is ‘building up a fantastic reputation in this field'; Anna Metadjer, who is ‘very competent, calm and reassuring'; and the 'terrific'  Katherine Pymont.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

Covering 'a broad range of sports work', including commercial disputes, transactional work, reputation management and regulatory matters, the team at Kingsley Napley LLP has 'a very deep understanding of the sector'. 'No-nonsense' group head Sue Thackeray has 'an unrivalled knowledge of motorsports', and 'marries a broad legal knowledge with a disarming manner – the other side doesn't know it's been hit 'til it's on the floor'. Ryan Mowat 'loves nothing better than turning a difficult case into a winner'; he acted for Rangers FC in a long-running commercial dispute with Sports Direct, which was settled in June 2017. 'Elder statesmanGerard Cukier and criminal expert David Sleight are also active in sports litigation.

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