Ryan Morgan

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Ryan Morgan transferred to the Bar in 2017 after qualifying as a solicitor in 2014. He welcomes work in all junior criminal matters.

During Ryan’s pupillage he has undertaken matters in both the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and has completed the Western Circuit Vulnerable Witness Training. Ryan is also a Grade 1 CPS panel advocate and has experience of prosecuting in both the West County and in South Wales.


After gaining a First in Law and completing his LPC, Ryan qualified and practiced as a Solicitor in his home town of Bristol. He gained experience of representing clients who were accused of neglecting and harming their children including advocating on their behalf in Court and at Local Authority meetings. Ryan built his practice by building strong relationships with clients and professional referrers and intends to bring this successful model to the Bar. His previous experiences mean he is able to fully understand the pressures on professional clients and effectively communicate with lay clients.

Notable Cases

R v P (2017) Chippenham Magistrates Court- successful no case to answer submission regarding a case with multiple driving charges.

R v W (2017) Bristol Crown Court- successful exceptional hardship driving ban appeal. The Court significantly reduced the ban initially handed down by the Magistrates.

R v C (2018) Bristol Magistrates Court- successful defence of a defendant charged with arson of a local pub.


LLB (Hons) – First Class

Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales – 2014

Hobbies and interests

Ryan is a keen rugby player and Bristol Rugby supporter. He also enjoys cricket, surfing and walking his Dachshund.

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    CPS Serious Crime Group Appointments

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    We are pleased to report three appointments to the CPS Serious Crime Group panel from Queen Square Chambers after an invitation for applications. Robin Shellard has been placed on the list as level 4.  Leanne Woodman and Charley Pattison have both been listed at level 2.  

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  • Crime - 13, November
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    Oliver Willmott prosecutes on serious collision between car transporter and ferry on River Humber

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