Ryan Morgan transferred to the Bar in 2017 after qualifying as a solicitor in 2014.
During Ryan’s pupillage he undertook work in all areas of family law including assisting on a complex finding of fact hearing before Mr Justice Baker involving catastrophic injuries to a baby.
After gaining a First Class Honours degree in Law and completing his LPC, Ryan qualified and practiced as a Solicitor in his home town of Bristol. He practiced in all areas of family and private client law including gaining significant advocacy experience whilst representing clients in the Family Court.
Ryan developed his practice by building strong relationships with clients and professional referrers and intends to bring this successful model to the Bar. He has considerable experience of representing vulnerable clients, developing the ability to instil confidence and build a good rapport. His previous experiences mean he is able to fully understand the pressures on professional clients and effectively communicate with lay clients.
Whilst practicing as a Solicitor, Ryan gained a reputation for offering quality advice to parents in complex private and public law Children Act cases. He has represented parents in care proceedings with connected high profile criminal cases as well as high profile, high net worth individuals in private Children Act, matrimonial and private client matters.
Whilst studying as an undergraduate Ryan also worked as a judicial clerk at Bristol Family Court providing support to both judiciary and the legal profession. This gave Ryan valuable advocacy and court process experience.
Ryan’s most notable reported case is D v K  EWHC 700 (fam) and Q v Q, Re B, Re C  EWFC 31. Ryan represented two mothers in a case where allegations of rape had been made and the father was acting as a litigant in person. The case looked at the problems of conducting a finding of fact hearing where a party is unrepresented and is intending on cross examining their accuser on sensitive allegations. The matter went before Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division. The President commented that he was impressed by “the hard work of the mother’s solicitors as by the time Judges hear cases, all too often there is a focus on the evidence before them, and the often exhausting support given to a client in such a difficult case is often overlooked”.
Re T (click here for Baili citation) During his first month of pupillage Ryan represented a grandfather opposing the removal of his grandson into foster care. In his judgment HHJ Wildblood QC said the following about how Ryan had conducted the case:
“The points that are made on behalf of this grandfather by his skilled and committed advocate (Mr Morgan) are strong and well argued. Mr Talbot has been very well represented”
A Local Authority v W (2017) representation of an intervenor in care proceedings accused of assaulting two children. The court finding that the injuries to the younger child were not deliberately inflicted.
LLB (Hons) – First Class
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales- 2014
Interests and Hobbies
Ryan is a keen rugby player and Bristol Rugby supporter. He also enjoys cricket, surfing and walking his Dachshund.Contact Us