Sue Ryan > Gowling WLG > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Gowling WLG
B4 6WR
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Work Department

Engineering and construction team.


Partner in the engineering and construction team. Sue represented the contractor CAMBBA, which built the M6 Toll in the TCC and the Court of Appeal. She has also acted for AMEC Civil Engineering Limited in various cases and represented Morgan Sindall plc on various occasions including in multi-part litigation in the TCC. Sue acts for Black & Veatch Limited, Pochin Construction and Wates, among other major contractor/consultant clients. She has also regularly represented public bodies and employer clients in resolving disputes with their contractors or consultants. Sue represents clients bringing claims for potential negligence against their consultants and also for consultants/contractors defending claims for professional negligence. Sue regularly provides commercial and legal training to clients.


Trained and qualified with Neil F Jones, which merged with Wragge & Co in 1999. Appointed as an associate in 2001, director in 2007 and a partner in 2010; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.


SCL; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; committee member of TeCSA.


Neston County Comprehensive School; Leeds University, UCE (LPC with Distinction).


Spending time with her two children and cockapoo, travelling, reading, listening to music and gardening.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Gowling WLG acts for a number of household name, blue-chip clients on a range of contentious issues. Domestically, it advises on real estate developments, infrastructure, and energy projects, with particular expertise in PFI disputes and fire safety-related cases. It also has a growing international practice, advising on major construction, energy and infrastructure disputes. The contentious practice is lead by Gordon Bell, Sue Ryan, and Mike Stewart. Bell specialises in international arbitration, Ryan is notable for her building and fire safety disputes work, and Stewart focuses on complex construction and infrastructure disputes, particularly in the Middle East.