Ryan acts on behalf of professionals, with a particular focus on those working in the construction and technology industries. He is experienced in advising Australian and London markets on coverage issues and indemnity disputes.

Ryan is skilled in managing complex litigation and coverage disputes and regularly appears in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the County Court of Victoria, and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Ryan’s practice also includes disciplinary proceedings by professional and regulatory investigations conducted by ASIC. Ryan also has experience in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Ryan is committed to achieving the best commercial outcomes for his clients, including where possible the early resolution of claims through alternative dispute resolution.

Construction + Contract Risks

  • Acting for structural, fire and geotechnical engineers in relation to domestic and commercial building works.
  • Acting for building surveyors and building consultants in relation to domestic and commercial building works, including compliance pathway issues.
  • Acting for builders and developers in relation to domestic and commercial building works, including payment claims.
  • Advising insurers on coverage issues arising from double insurance, contract works, insolvency, cladding exclusions and non-disclosure (innocent and fraudulent).

Professional Indemnity

  • Acting for liquidators in ASIC examinations and disciplinary proceedings by professional bodies.
  • Acting for property valuers and art restorers in negligence and breach of contract claims.
  • Acting for financial advisors and mortgage brokers in matters referred to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority.
  • Acting for a religious organisation in high-value proceedings concerning alleged undue influence and unconscionable conduct.+ Acting for insurers in litigated indemnity disputes arising from coverage issues including insolvent trading and non-disclosure.
Areas of Expertise
  • Cyber, Privacy + Data Security
  • Financial Institutions
  • Inquiries, Investigations + Prosecutions
  • Professional Liability
  • Technology Liability

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Energy, Mining + Power
  • Industrial + Commercial Property
  • Professions + Business Services

Professional Affiliations
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Vic Claims Discussion Group