Jane Ryan

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Jane is a partner and specialises in civil liberties, public law and human rights. 

She has a particular specialism in  complex high profile investigations including into the circumstances of the death of a baby at HMP Styal and the MSX investigation into systemic racism at HMP Bristol. She acts for the Long Covid Groups in the Covid 19 Public Inquiry. Her areas of expertise include discrimination claims, constitutional torts, health & social care and human rights.

Jane writes regularly for Legal Action Group on prison law and has published articles on pregnant women in detention and transgender rights in criminal justice. She speaks at events relating to LGBTQ+ and women’s rights. She provides legal training on individual rights and the state to other lawyers as well as Non-Governmental Organisations.

Jane is a board member of QUEERCIRCLE, an arts organisations supporting LGBTQ+ artists

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Awards & Rankings

  • Jane Chambers and Partners

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"Phenomenal solicitor...she has particular expertise in gender and sexual identity matters and comes with a massive array of experience on detention policy. She's absolutely loyal to very vulnerable clients."
Chambers and Partners 2019
"Compassionate, diligent and highly knowledgeable."
Chambers and Partners 2019

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