Acknowledged by his peers as an advocate of outstanding ability and superb tactical skill, John Ryder QC has consistently been ranked by Chambers and Partners directory as a leading silk. He is described in Chambers and Partners 2013 as “very stylish, adaptable and charming, he has everything you would expect from a barrister”. He is an exceptional cross-examiner and renowned for the persuasive powers of his submissions and final speeches.
A star. A real jury advocate with gallons of charismaChambers and Partners
His practice extends over the entire range of serious crime and disciplinary matters both at first instance and in appellant courts. It includes commercial fraud and the representation of solicitors and other professionals accused of criminal offences. He has appeared in many of the most noteworthy cases of the past decade. He is exceptionally versatile “one of the best silks in the country”, “an absolutely formidable opponent” who has repeatedly achieved notable successes before a range of tribunals. Personally affable and approachable, he encourages participation from all those involved in a case and fosters a strong team spirit. He inspires the full confidence of clients and is notably fearless and uncompromising in the representation of their interests.