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Robert Ryall

Joint Head of SA Law’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department


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


Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Sport

Robert Ryall is an extremely experienced practitioner noted for his handling of a variety of commercial disputes. According to one interviewee, "his standout skill is his ability to communicate complex ideas concisely and accurately."

Chambers & Partners

SA Law LLP’s ‘first-class’ team is jointly headed by Robert Ryall, who ‘instills confidence and exudes professionalism’.
The Legal 500
Marilyn Bell - Ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners
Robert Ryall & Troy Deeney WFC Gold Day 2016
My favourite career moment is setting up SA Law
My greatest life lesson learned so far is learning the rules and then learning them again
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