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Ryan Hocking

Ryan has a busy, broad-based commercial and insolvency practice. He is a sought-after trial and appellate advocate, having acted in a number of cases of wider commercial significance to the client. Ryan's insolvency practice includes both personal and corporate insolvency, acting for office-holders as well as individuals and directors. He advises and acts in respect of (amongst other things) antecedent transactions, misfeasance, and litigation brought by office-holders. Within the wide category of commercial litigation, he has experience in matters relating to contractual disputes, civil fraud, partnerships and LLPs, professional negligence, financial regulation, unjust enrichment, and of cases with an international dimension (including injunctive relief and cross-border insolvencies). Ryan welcomes instructions to act as sole counsel or as part of a team, and has been led in the High Court (for example, being led by Brie Stevens-Hoare QC in the commercial fraud case of Chowdhary Ltd v Tossed & McKevitt) and the Supreme Court (for example, being led by John de Waal QC and David Lewis in ParkingEye v Beavis ' now the leading case on the law of penalty clauses). He also has experience of acting as an expert on English law for proceedings abroad, and welcomes instructions to do so.
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Practice Areas


  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 2015


  • Chancery Bar Association


  • LLM - Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
  • BPTC - City Law School
  • GDL - Oxford Brookes University
  • BA (English Language & Literature) - Jesus College, University of Oxford

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