Ryan is a commercial lawyer who specialises in commercial contracts, IT/technology matters and sports law. In October 2016, Ryan won the Trainee Solicitor award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.
Ryan advises clients in the following areas:
- Business and consumer trading terms
- Manufacturing and supply agreements
- Software/IT contracts
- Confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements
- Distribution and agency contracts
- Sponsorship, endorsement and image rights arrangements
- Disciplinary and anti-discrimination proceedings
Ryan has sector-specific experience and assists the Shulmans commercial team in the IT/technology, charity & not-for-profit and sports sectors.
Ryan is currently studying towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law at De Montfort University; he was awarded a bursary from the British Association for Sport & Law (BASL), the only person in the country to receive one for this course.
Ryan is the only appointed solicitor of the Legal & Compliance subcommittee of England Boxing (the national governing body for Olympic and amateur boxing). He advises the board of directors on a range of legal, HR and compliance issues, including the handling and chairing of disciplinary, membership and safeguarding hearings.
He is also an appointed member of the Local Football Anti-Discrimination Panel (LFADP) for the West Riding County Football Association.
Ryan’s professional memberships include the British Association for Sport and Law (BASL) and the Society for Computers and Law (SCL).