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    Ryan is a paralegal in Hamlins Media Disputes department.

    Ryan joined the firm in May 2021 and supports the Media Disputes team in a variety of claims against Mirror Group and News Group Newspapers Ltd as part of the ongoing phone-hacking litigation.

    He works closely with individual claimants to further each unique case, as well as being engaged alongside other members of the team in the firm’s role as Lead Solicitor. Ryan is  a professional point-of-contact for clients and has worked with a range of claimants including high-profile individuals from film and televised media, as well as members of the UK music industry.

    Ryan has experience in many parts of the extensive process of dispute resolution, including composing letters of claim, issuing claims and obtaining after-the-event insurance for clients, retrieving and reviewing disclosure, and helping to negotiate settlements.

    Ryan graduated from Durham University in 2020 with a first-class degree in English Literature, before completing his Postgraduate Diploma in Law in 2021.

    Recommendations

    ‘I’m so grateful to Hamlins for their guidance and sensitive handling of my claim. Despite the emotional difficulty of this process, I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed every consultation with the team and were it not for the terrific result, I almost wish it wouldn’t end. Thank you to Callum, Ellen, Georgia and Ryan.’

    Justin Hawkins, Lead singer and guitarist of The Darkness

    Work Highlights

      • Various v News Group Newspapers – working as part of the Media team in the firm’s role as Lead Solicitor in the group phone-hacking litigation.
      • Various v News Group Newspapers – corresponding with clients regarding their individual claims against The Sun and the News of the World for misuse of private information by voicemail interception and unlawful information gathering.
      • Various v Mirror Group Newspapers – assisting other members of the team in advising individuals in bringing claims against MGN for misuse of private information by voicemail interception and unlawful information gathering.
      • Justin Hawkins – working with client Justin Hawkins to achieve a successful result in his phone-hacking claim against News Group Newspapers.

       

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