Rob Ryall

Robert Ryall

Joint Head of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team
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Utilising over 20 years practice in litigation dispute resolution and arbitration, I bring an extensive level of experience to the benefit of my clients. This includes successfully resolving complex and high value disputes across a broad range of sectors and jurisdictions.

I have particular experience in director/shareholder disputes, complex contractual claims and construction disputes. I also offer a niche specialism in international and domestic arbitrations within the energy and telecoms sectors, and have a growing reputation in sports-related litigation – acting for a number of high profile sporting individuals and clubs.


  • Successfully defending a company in a seven day High Court trial relating to relief claimed under section 125 of the Companies Act 2006.
  • Representing Watford Football Club before the Football Disciplinary Commission in relation to alleged breaches of Football League Regulations.
  • Representing a global electronics and energy corporation in defence of a multimillion-dollar international arbitration arising out of international trade and competition policies.
  • Representing a client involved in a joint venture renewable energy project pursuing damages for breach of contract.


  • Qualified in 1994
  • Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA)
  • Member of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA)
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law
  • A Trustee for Keech Hospice Care
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Robert Ryall has significant expertise in the construction, sports, energy and power sectors.
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He is approachable and accessible, the advice he provides is excellent and his attention to detail is first-class.
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Clients praise department co-head Robert Ryall for being “extremely responsive and committed to getting a good result,” as well as having “superb attention to detail.” He is noted for his experience in leading the team on a range of disputes, including cross-border matters.
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