Rob Ryall

Robert Ryall

Joint Head of Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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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.

I also regularly write articles on a range of matters for the media and the SA Law website – you can read some of them here.


  • 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
  • Member of Thomson Reuters Practical Law Dispute Resolution Consultation Board
  • A Trustee for Keech Hospice Care

What my clients say

"Robert Ryall is someone that I can relate to on a personal level, someone who has the patience to clearly explain legal terms and implications when necessary. He particularly impressed me with his skills of quickly building a position and a chronological way forward. I recommend Robert, he has a calm, experienced approach making him the go-to lawyer on messy, heated disputes." - Legal 500 2024

‘"I  worked with Robert Ryall, who is a partner. I have found them to be extremely dedicated to the interests of their clients, very hard working and very experienced, both commercially and technically." - Legal 500 2023

"I found Robert Ryall to be excellent – very committed, very knowledgeable and very commercial." - Legal 500 2023

"He is extremely thorough, industrious and committed to his clients' interests." - Chambers & Partners 2023

"Robert Ryall has an air of calmness, boundless enthusiasm and a ruthless determination to succeed." - Legal 500 2022

"Robert is incredibly knowledgeable, professional and calm. Has given us the confidence needed when making decisions." "He is consistent and approachable." - Chambers & Partners 2022

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SA Law LLP’s ‘first-class’ team is jointly headed by Robert Ryall, who ‘instills confidence and exudes professionalism’.
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Professional Indemnity Insurance

A discussion at the Law Society Gazette roundtable held in March.

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Chambers & Partners 2023 ranks Rob Ryall
He is approachable and accessible, the advice he provides is excellent and his attention to detail is first-class.
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Robert Ryall and Helen Young discuss the issues around The Building Safety Act as it reaches its one year anniversary.

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Robert Ryall is valued for his long-standing experience in handling local and cross-border disputes in a broad range of sectors.
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SA Law present the Graham Taylor OBE Player of the Season Award to Sebastian Prödl

Partner and Co-Head of Commercial Litigation department Robert Ryall was delighted to present the Graham Taylor OBE Player of the Season award at the…

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My favourite career moment is setting up SA Law
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My greatest life lesson learned so far is learning the rules and then learning them again