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.

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
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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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SA Law continue to be applauded for commitment, technical abilities and excellence in client care in the 2021 Legal 500.

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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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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
Robert is incredibly knowledgeable, professional and calm. Has given us the confidence needed when making decisions." "He is consistent and approachable.
Testimonial - Chambers & Partners 2022
Robert Ryall has an air of calmness, boundless enthusiasm and a ruthless determination to succeed.
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One interviewee praises Robert Ryall for being very personable, explaining things clearly and being firm with opponents.
Chambers & Partners 2020
The ‘sharp and astute advice’ offered by Robert Ryall is highly valued.' He is commended for ‘calmness in volatile situations’ and 'for bringing sharp focus to decision making moments.’
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Robert Ryall is very good with the clients as well as good technically.
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