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Ryan Turner

Call: 2017

Overview

Ryan has a broad practice that principally takes in commercial and chancery disputes.   He is regularly instructed as sole counsel or as part of a counsel team in complex and high-profile disputes in the High Court and appellate courts that involve civil fraud, company and insolvency law, contract law, private international law, charity law, or election law. 

Ryan appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in Re The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Cooper v Lehtimäki.  He is also the author of a book on commercial law,  Rights, Powers, and Remedies in Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2021), and a contributor to the forthcoming supplement to the leading text on civil fraud, Grant & Mumford on Civil Fraud: Law, Practice and Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell 2021).

Expertise

Overview

Ryan is regularly instructed in disputes involving allegations of fraud and dishonesty, particularly those where a fiduciary is accused of wrongdoing in connection with the management of a company or a trust. Ryan also appears led or unled at interim hearings seeking or resisting interim remedies such as freezing injunctions and in claims for Norwich Pharmacal orders prior to the commencement of a substantive claim.

Notable Cases

Reported cases involving allegations of dishonesty or fraud include:

  • Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd & Roy Cho, JCPC 2020/43, 16-17 February 2021: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel before the Privy Council in a challenge to the jurisdiction of the British Virgin Islands’ Court and the power of the court to grant a freestanding freezing order in support of foreign proceedings.
     
  • Glossop Cartons and Print Ltd v Contact (Print & Packaging) Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 639: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the successful appellants before the Court of Appeal in a claim for damages for fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of the acquisition of loss-making business assets.
     
  • Goldman & Ors v Zurich Insurance Plc [2020] EWHC 192 (TCC); [2020] B.L.R. 236: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the claimants in proceedings concerning an unlawful means conspiracy and fraud based on the (alleged) unlawful certification of a development. The proceedings settled on confidential terms after the claimants successfully resisted an application to strike out the claims for Henderson v Henderson abuse.
     
  • Hanson & Ors v Carlino & Ors [2019] EWHC 1940 (Ch): Ryan appeared as sole counsel and junior counsel in a series of proceedings successfully seeking a range of remedies against a director and related parties. The proceedings involved claims for breach of duty, breach of trust, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt, and a claim to relief under the Companies Act 2006 to convene company meetings. The proceedings ultimately led to the bankrupting of the malfeasant director.

Overview

Ryan is regularly instructed in commercial disputes before domestic courts and arbitral tribunals across the full spectrum of commercial practice. This includes disputes in the banking and finance, insurance and re-insurance, and media and entertainment sectors and disputes generally concerned with the management of businesses and investments through companies, partnerships, LLPs, trusts, funds, and unit trusts.  Ryan also appears led or unled at interim hearings seeking or resisting interim remedies, often at short notice, and is the author of a recent book on commercial law, Rights, Powers and Remedies in Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2021).

Notable Cases

Reported cases involving commercial disputes or litigation between joint venture partners include:

  • UK College of Business & Computing Ltd v Bath Spa University [2020] EWHC 2157 (Comm): Ryan was instructed as junior counsel to obtain an urgent interim injunction following the purported termination of a long-term contract.  The claim involved issues of estoppel, waiver, and force majeure in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The case settled on confidential terms shortly before an expedited trial.
     
  • HML PM Ltd v Canary Riverside Estate Management Ltd [2019] EWHC 3496 (QB): Ryan was instructed as junior counsel in the successful defence of an application for an interim confidentiality injunction. After a contested hearing over three days, the proceedings were discontinued by the claimant.
     
  • Balengani v Sharifpoor [2020] EWHC 1571 (QB): Ryan appeared as sole counsel and then as junior counsel in the Queen’s Bench Division in defending enforcement measures raising jurisdictional issues and applying to set aside a historic judgment rendered in the applicant’s absence and then to strike out the claims.

Overview

Ryan welcomes instructions in all aspects of insolvency, bankruptcy, and company law.  In particular, he regularly advises and appears on behalf of shareholders, creditors, and company management in contentious matters, including claims against directors by a company directly or by way of a derivative action under Part 11 of the Companies Act or the misfeasance mechanism in s 212 of the Insolvency Act.

Overview

Ryan has a growing practice in relation to the law of charities, associations, and elections.   In his first year in practice, he was instructed on behalf of the British Government to advise on a major expansion of the scope of the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008.   He was subsequently instructed as junior counsel in Re The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Cooper v Lehtimäki [2020] UKSC 33; [2020] 3 W.L.R. 461, a landmark appeal to the Supreme Court concerning the scope of the court’s supervisory jurisdiction in respect of charities and the duties of the members of a charitable company. 

Qualifications 

  • BA (First Class); LLB (First Class), Australian National University
  • LL.M (First Class); PGDLS, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Awards 

  • Senior Scholar, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Lizette Bentwich Prize, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Research Prize, Banking and Financial Services Law Association
  • Santow Scholarship, Law Council of Australia

Publications 

Ryan writes regularly in legal journals. 

He has published articles in the Company Lawyer, Company & Securities Law Journal, the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, Trusts & Trustees, Trust Law International, The University of New South Wales Law Journal, the Melbourne Journal of International LawLloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly, and The Australian Journal of Political Science on a range of topics.

Terms of Business

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Ryan will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Ryan accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.

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Ryan Turner

Call: 2017

rturner@maitlandchambers.com

Overview

Ryan has a broad practice that principally takes in commercial and chancery disputes.   He is regularly instructed as sole counsel or as part of a counsel team in complex and high-profile disputes in the High Court and appellate courts that involve civil fraud, company and insolvency law, contract law, private international law, charity law, or election law. 

Ryan appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in Re The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Cooper v Lehtimäki.  He is also the author of a book on commercial law,  Rights, Powers, and Remedies in Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2021), and a contributor to the forthcoming supplement to the leading text on civil fraud, Grant & Mumford on Civil Fraud: Law, Practice and Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell 2021).

Qualifications 

  • BA (First Class); LLB (First Class), Australian National University
  • LL.M (First Class); PGDLS, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Awards 

  • Senior Scholar, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Lizette Bentwich Prize, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Research Prize, Banking and Financial Services Law Association
  • Santow Scholarship, Law Council of Australia

Publications 

Ryan writes regularly in legal journals. 

He has published articles in the Company Lawyer, Company & Securities Law Journal, the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, Trusts & Trustees, Trust Law International, The University of New South Wales Law Journal, the Melbourne Journal of International LawLloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly, and The Australian Journal of Political Science on a range of topics.

Terms of Business

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Ryan will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Ryan accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.

Civil Fraud & Asset Recovery

Ryan is regularly instructed in disputes involving allegations of fraud and dishonesty, particularly those where a fiduciary is accused of wrongdoing in connection with the management of a company or a trust. Ryan also appears led or unled at interim hearings seeking or resisting interim remedies such as freezing injunctions and in claims for Norwich Pharmacal orders prior to the commencement of a substantive claim.

Reported cases involving allegations of dishonesty or fraud include:

  • Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd & Roy Cho, JCPC 2020/43, 16-17 February 2021: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel before the Privy Council in a challenge to the jurisdiction of the British Virgin Islands’ Court and the power of the court to grant a freestanding freezing order in support of foreign proceedings.
     
  • Glossop Cartons and Print Ltd v Contact (Print & Packaging) Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 639: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the successful appellants before the Court of Appeal in a claim for damages for fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of the acquisition of loss-making business assets.
     
  • Goldman & Ors v Zurich Insurance Plc [2020] EWHC 192 (TCC); [2020] B.L.R. 236: Ryan was instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the claimants in proceedings concerning an unlawful means conspiracy and fraud based on the (alleged) unlawful certification of a development. The proceedings settled on confidential terms after the claimants successfully resisted an application to strike out the claims for Henderson v Henderson abuse.
     
  • Hanson & Ors v Carlino & Ors [2019] EWHC 1940 (Ch): Ryan appeared as sole counsel and junior counsel in a series of proceedings successfully seeking a range of remedies against a director and related parties. The proceedings involved claims for breach of duty, breach of trust, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt, and a claim to relief under the Companies Act 2006 to convene company meetings. The proceedings ultimately led to the bankrupting of the malfeasant director.

Commercial Disputes

Ryan is regularly instructed in commercial disputes before domestic courts and arbitral tribunals across the full spectrum of commercial practice. This includes disputes in the banking and finance, insurance and re-insurance, and media and entertainment sectors and disputes generally concerned with the management of businesses and investments through companies, partnerships, LLPs, trusts, funds, and unit trusts.  Ryan also appears led or unled at interim hearings seeking or resisting interim remedies, often at short notice, and is the author of a recent book on commercial law, Rights, Powers and Remedies in Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2021).

Reported cases involving commercial disputes or litigation between joint venture partners include:

  • UK College of Business & Computing Ltd v Bath Spa University [2020] EWHC 2157 (Comm): Ryan was instructed as junior counsel to obtain an urgent interim injunction following the purported termination of a long-term contract.  The claim involved issues of estoppel, waiver, and force majeure in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The case settled on confidential terms shortly before an expedited trial.
     
  • HML PM Ltd v Canary Riverside Estate Management Ltd [2019] EWHC 3496 (QB): Ryan was instructed as junior counsel in the successful defence of an application for an interim confidentiality injunction. After a contested hearing over three days, the proceedings were discontinued by the claimant.
     
  • Balengani v Sharifpoor [2020] EWHC 1571 (QB): Ryan appeared as sole counsel and then as junior counsel in the Queen’s Bench Division in defending enforcement measures raising jurisdictional issues and applying to set aside a historic judgment rendered in the applicant’s absence and then to strike out the claims.

Insolvency & Restructuring

Ryan welcomes instructions in all aspects of insolvency, bankruptcy, and company law.  In particular, he regularly advises and appears on behalf of shareholders, creditors, and company management in contentious matters, including claims against directors by a company directly or by way of a derivative action under Part 11 of the Companies Act or the misfeasance mechanism in s 212 of the Insolvency Act.

Charities

Ryan has a growing practice in relation to the law of charities, associations, and elections.   In his first year in practice, he was instructed on behalf of the British Government to advise on a major expansion of the scope of the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008.   He was subsequently instructed as junior counsel in Re The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Cooper v Lehtimäki [2020] UKSC 33; [2020] 3 W.L.R. 461, a landmark appeal to the Supreme Court concerning the scope of the court’s supervisory jurisdiction in respect of charities and the duties of the members of a charitable company.