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Ryan Turner

Call: 2017

Overview

Ryan has a wide-ranging practice that principally involves high-value or complex disputes before superior courts and arbitral tribunals.

Ryan has appeared before the Supreme Court, Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court, and the County Court.  In particular, he appeared before the Privy Council and the Supreme Court in Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd and Re the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Cooper v Lehtimäki, respectively.  Ryan is also the author of a recent book on commercial law, Rights, Powers, and Remedies in Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2021), and a contributor to the first supplement to the leading text on civil fraud, Grant & Mumford on Civil Fraud: Law, Practice and Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell 2021).

Expertise

Overview

Ryan has a growing arbitration practice.  He has been instructed either as sole counsel or junior counsel in commercial arbitrations conducted under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).  He has also been instructed to advise or appear in ancillary proceedings in the Commercial Court concerned with the enforcement and challenge of arbitral awards, anti-suit injunctions to restrain the breach of an arbitration agreement, and interim relief under s 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996.

Overview

Ryan is regularly instructed in disputes involving allegations of fraud and dishonesty, particularly those where a fiduciary is accused of wrongdoing in connection with the management of a company, partnership, or a trust. Ryan also appears led or unled at hearings seeking or resisting interim remedies such as freezing injunctions and in claims for Norwich Pharmacal orders prior to the commencement of a substantive claim.

Notable Cases

Reported cases involving allegations of dishonesty or fraud or issues that arise in civil fraud claims include:

  • Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd & Cho [2021] UKPC 24: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel before the Privy Council in a challenge to the jurisdiction of the British Virgin Islands’ Court and the power of the court to grant a freestanding freezing order in support of foreign proceedings.
     
  • Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd v Su [2021] EWCA Civ 1187: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel before the Court of Appeal in an appeal concerning the temporal limitations on a passport order and the effect of a passport order on the entitlements of a foreign national under Article 8 of the ECHR.
     
  • Glossop Cartons and Print Ltd v Contact (Print & Packaging) Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 639; [2021] 1 W.L.R. 4297: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the successful appellants before the Court of Appeal in a claim for damages for fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of the acquisition of loss-making business assets.
     
  • Goldman & Ors v Zurich Insurance Plc [2020] EWHC 192 (TCC); [2020] B.L.R. 236: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the claimants in proceedings concerning an unlawful means conspiracy and fraud based on the (alleged) unlawful certification of a development. The proceedings settled on confidential terms after the claimants successfully resisted an application to strike out the claims for Henderson v Henderson abuse.
     
  • Hanson & Ors v Carlino & Ors [2019] EWHC 1940 (Ch): Ryan appeared as sole counsel and junior counsel in a series of proceedings successfully seeking a range of remedies against a director and related parties. The proceedings involved claims for breach of duty, breach of trust, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt, and a claim to relief under the Companies Act 2006 to convene company meetings. The proceedings ultimately led to the bankrupting of the malfeasant director.

Overview

Ryan is regularly instructed in commercial disputes before domestic courts and arbitral tribunals across the full spectrum of commercial practice. His practice includes, in particular, disputes in the banking and finance, insurance and re-insurance, and media and entertainment sectors and disputes generally concerned with the management of businesses and investments through companies, partnerships, LLPs, trusts, funds, and unit trusts.  Ryan also appears led or unled at interim hearings seeking or resisting interim remedies, often at short notice, and is the author of a recent book on commercial law, Rights, Powers and Remedies in Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2021).

Notable Cases

Reported cases involving commercial disputes or litigation between joint venture partners include:

  • UK College of Business & Computing Ltd v Bath Spa University [2020] EWHC 2157 (Comm): Ryan was instructed as junior counsel to obtain an urgent interim injunction following the purported termination of a long-term contract.  The claim involved issues of estoppel, waiver, and force majeure in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The case settled on confidential terms shortly before an expedited trial.
     
  • HML PM Ltd v Canary Riverside Estate Management Ltd [2019] EWHC 3496 (QB): Ryan was instructed as junior counsel in the successful defence of an application for an interim confidentiality injunction. After a contested hearing over three days, the proceedings were discontinued by the claimant.
     
  • Balengani v Sharifpoor [2020] EWHC 1571 (QB): Ryan appeared as sole counsel and then as junior counsel in the Queen’s Bench Division in defending enforcement measures raising jurisdictional issues and applying to set aside a historic judgment rendered in the applicant’s absence and then to strike out the claims.

Overview

Ryan is regularly instructed in disputes concerning companies, partnerships, LLPs and other associations.  He also advises in relation to all aspects of company law, including the rights, powers, and obligations of directors, partners, and members or transactions that an entity proposes to enter into.

Overview

Ryan has a growing practice in relation to the law of charities and associations.   In his first year in practice, he was instructed on behalf of the British Government to advise on a major expansion of the scope of the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008.   He was subsequently instructed as junior counsel in Re The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Cooper v Lehtimäki [2020] UKSC 33; [2020] 3 W.L.R. 461, a landmark appeal to the Supreme Court concerning the scope of the court’s supervisory jurisdiction in respect of charities and the duties of the members of a charitable company. 

Overview

Ryan welcomes instructions in all aspects of insolvency, bankruptcy, and company law.  He regularly advises and appears on behalf of shareholders, creditors, insolvency practitioners, and company management in contentious matters, including claims against directors and claims to avoid transactions prior to the commencement of an insolvency procedure.

Ryan also advises on non-contentious matters, such as restructurings and the conduct of insolvency procedures, and is regularly instructed to make applications under the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Insolvency Rules in connection with non-contentious matters

Overview

Ryan’s commercial and chancery practice involves disputes in the media, entertainment, and fashion sectors.  For example, he has been instructed in multiple claims for unpaid commission and royalties, disputes between the members of a partnership/LLP, and disputes concerned with the ownership of intellectual property.

Overview

Ryan has a specialist practice in relation to the law of elections.  He has been instructed on election petitions challenging the result of an election under the Representation of the People Act 1983 and on behalf of candidates and election agents to make applications under that Act in connection with an election.

Qualifications 

  • BA (First Class); LLB (First Class), Australian National University
  • LL.M (First Class); PGDLS, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Awards 

  • Senior Scholar, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Lizette Bentwich Prize, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Research Prize, Banking and Financial Services Law Association
  • Santow Scholarship, Law Council of Australia

Publications 

Ryan writes regularly in legal journals. 

He has published articles in the Company Lawyer, Company & Securities Law Journal, the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, Trusts & Trustees, Trust Law International, The University of New South Wales Law Journal, the Melbourne Journal of International LawLloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly, and The Australian Journal of Political Science on a range of topics.

Terms of Business

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Ryan will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Ryan accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.

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Ryan Turner

Call: 2017

rturner@maitlandchambers.com

Overview

Ryan has a wide-ranging practice that principally involves high-value or complex disputes before superior courts and arbitral tribunals.

Ryan has appeared before the Supreme Court, Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court, and the County Court.  In particular, he appeared before the Privy Council and the Supreme Court in Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd and Re the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Cooper v Lehtimäki, respectively.  Ryan is also the author of a recent book on commercial law, Rights, Powers, and Remedies in Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2021), and a contributor to the first supplement to the leading text on civil fraud, Grant & Mumford on Civil Fraud: Law, Practice and Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell 2021).

Qualifications 

  • BA (First Class); LLB (First Class), Australian National University
  • LL.M (First Class); PGDLS, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Awards 

  • Senior Scholar, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Lizette Bentwich Prize, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Research Prize, Banking and Financial Services Law Association
  • Santow Scholarship, Law Council of Australia

Publications 

Ryan writes regularly in legal journals. 

He has published articles in the Company Lawyer, Company & Securities Law Journal, the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, Trusts & Trustees, Trust Law International, The University of New South Wales Law Journal, the Melbourne Journal of International LawLloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly, and The Australian Journal of Political Science on a range of topics.

Terms of Business

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Ryan will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Ryan accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.

Arbitration & ADR

Ryan has a growing arbitration practice.  He has been instructed either as sole counsel or junior counsel in commercial arbitrations conducted under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).  He has also been instructed to advise or appear in ancillary proceedings in the Commercial Court concerned with the enforcement and challenge of arbitral awards, anti-suit injunctions to restrain the breach of an arbitration agreement, and interim relief under s 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996.

Civil Fraud & Asset Recovery

Ryan is regularly instructed in disputes involving allegations of fraud and dishonesty, particularly those where a fiduciary is accused of wrongdoing in connection with the management of a company, partnership, or a trust. Ryan also appears led or unled at hearings seeking or resisting interim remedies such as freezing injunctions and in claims for Norwich Pharmacal orders prior to the commencement of a substantive claim.

Reported cases involving allegations of dishonesty or fraud or issues that arise in civil fraud claims include:

  • Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd & Cho [2021] UKPC 24: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel before the Privy Council in a challenge to the jurisdiction of the British Virgin Islands’ Court and the power of the court to grant a freestanding freezing order in support of foreign proceedings.
     
  • Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd v Su [2021] EWCA Civ 1187: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel before the Court of Appeal in an appeal concerning the temporal limitations on a passport order and the effect of a passport order on the entitlements of a foreign national under Article 8 of the ECHR.
     
  • Glossop Cartons and Print Ltd v Contact (Print & Packaging) Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 639; [2021] 1 W.L.R. 4297: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the successful appellants before the Court of Appeal in a claim for damages for fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of the acquisition of loss-making business assets.
     
  • Goldman & Ors v Zurich Insurance Plc [2020] EWHC 192 (TCC); [2020] B.L.R. 236: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the claimants in proceedings concerning an unlawful means conspiracy and fraud based on the (alleged) unlawful certification of a development. The proceedings settled on confidential terms after the claimants successfully resisted an application to strike out the claims for Henderson v Henderson abuse.
     
  • Hanson & Ors v Carlino & Ors [2019] EWHC 1940 (Ch): Ryan appeared as sole counsel and junior counsel in a series of proceedings successfully seeking a range of remedies against a director and related parties. The proceedings involved claims for breach of duty, breach of trust, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt, and a claim to relief under the Companies Act 2006 to convene company meetings. The proceedings ultimately led to the bankrupting of the malfeasant director.

Commercial Disputes

Ryan is regularly instructed in commercial disputes before domestic courts and arbitral tribunals across the full spectrum of commercial practice. His practice includes, in particular, disputes in the banking and finance, insurance and re-insurance, and media and entertainment sectors and disputes generally concerned with the management of businesses and investments through companies, partnerships, LLPs, trusts, funds, and unit trusts.  Ryan also appears led or unled at interim hearings seeking or resisting interim remedies, often at short notice, and is the author of a recent book on commercial law, Rights, Powers and Remedies in Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2021).

Reported cases involving commercial disputes or litigation between joint venture partners include:

  • UK College of Business & Computing Ltd v Bath Spa University [2020] EWHC 2157 (Comm): Ryan was instructed as junior counsel to obtain an urgent interim injunction following the purported termination of a long-term contract.  The claim involved issues of estoppel, waiver, and force majeure in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The case settled on confidential terms shortly before an expedited trial.
     
  • HML PM Ltd v Canary Riverside Estate Management Ltd [2019] EWHC 3496 (QB): Ryan was instructed as junior counsel in the successful defence of an application for an interim confidentiality injunction. After a contested hearing over three days, the proceedings were discontinued by the claimant.
     
  • Balengani v Sharifpoor [2020] EWHC 1571 (QB): Ryan appeared as sole counsel and then as junior counsel in the Queen’s Bench Division in defending enforcement measures raising jurisdictional issues and applying to set aside a historic judgment rendered in the applicant’s absence and then to strike out the claims.

Company, Partnerships & LLPs

Ryan is regularly instructed in disputes concerning companies, partnerships, LLPs and other associations.  He also advises in relation to all aspects of company law, including the rights, powers, and obligations of directors, partners, and members or transactions that an entity proposes to enter into.

Charities

Ryan has a growing practice in relation to the law of charities and associations.   In his first year in practice, he was instructed on behalf of the British Government to advise on a major expansion of the scope of the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008.   He was subsequently instructed as junior counsel in Re The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Cooper v Lehtimäki [2020] UKSC 33; [2020] 3 W.L.R. 461, a landmark appeal to the Supreme Court concerning the scope of the court’s supervisory jurisdiction in respect of charities and the duties of the members of a charitable company. 

Insolvency & Restructuring

Ryan welcomes instructions in all aspects of insolvency, bankruptcy, and company law.  He regularly advises and appears on behalf of shareholders, creditors, insolvency practitioners, and company management in contentious matters, including claims against directors and claims to avoid transactions prior to the commencement of an insolvency procedure.

Ryan also advises on non-contentious matters, such as restructurings and the conduct of insolvency procedures, and is regularly instructed to make applications under the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Insolvency Rules in connection with non-contentious matters

Media & Entertainment

Ryan’s commercial and chancery practice involves disputes in the media, entertainment, and fashion sectors.  For example, he has been instructed in multiple claims for unpaid commission and royalties, disputes between the members of a partnership/LLP, and disputes concerned with the ownership of intellectual property.

Election Law

Ryan has a specialist practice in relation to the law of elections.  He has been instructed on election petitions challenging the result of an election under the Representation of the People Act 1983 and on behalf of candidates and election agents to make applications under that Act in connection with an election.