“It has been an awful time but with your clear instructions and help it has been made easier. I wanted to express my thanks for support.”
"I hope never to encounter a similar experience within my professional life but if I did, or a colleague underwent a similar experience, I would recommend Mr Pollard to represent any doctor in this difficult and challenging situation.”
"I hope never to call upon your skills again, but I would do so, if necessary, with the utmost confidence.”
“At a time when I felt most exposed in my professional career you instilled confidence and provided support that allowed me to carry on with a semblance of normality.”
“I am so grateful to you for your non-judgmental response to my difficulties and for your very expert and knowledgeable approach to the case. I am obviously aware of how fortunate I am to be able to avoid the full process of the GMC and possibly worse."
"...I must thank you very much for everything you have done. Your skills and professionalism have helped a doctor desperate to get back to his patients, having faced the fear of losing everything altogether.”
"I am very grateful for all your support over this difficult time. The good outcome would not have been possible without your hard work."
"...Mr Ryan’s advice still echoes in my mind as it was so true and appropriate (if you hire a dog don’t bark yourself). I wish someone had advised me before me landing in trouble. And I assure you Ryan Solicitors don’t bark. They protect and defend you.”
“Thank you for the thoroughly professional way in which you mounted my defence at the two GMC hearings”
“We were delighted and slightly overwhelmed with the speed with which you took on the whole case and the veracity with which you defended me. I am in your debt.”
"Mr Luke has been very professional, engaged thorough and helpful during the conduct of my case. He always addressed my queries/concerns promptly, suggested me to address any gaps and issues in my portfolio, and was very supportive and sympathetic during the course of this hearing."
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you very much for your advice, support and professionalism over the past few months. It was an extremely stressful time, on top of my other stressors, but you lessened this considerably"
"…when I met Mr Rowley I realised there was indeed a light at the end of the tunnel. Indeed, his comment was: “there is not just a light, there is a huge spotlight!” His words were phenomenally reassuring."
"Without your dedication, engagement and thorough understand of the case, it would not have been possible to achieve such an exceptional outcome of ‘no action’, following a finding of ‘fitness to practise impairment’ by the GMC.”
"Thank you for all the work you have put in and above all thank you for the support and advice during a most difficult time for me. Your calm and supportive attitude was the main factor in getting me through…you are a credit to your profession!”
"It was the warmth, the friendship and supreme understanding allied to your expertise and logic for which I will be so grateful to you and I will carry that with me through my remaining years.”
“Whatever way this case ends, it’s been a pleasure working with your firm and Julie Hesketh. She is always professional, knowledgeable and clearly knows her game well!”
“The Ryan Solicitors team were truly fantastic and I could not wish for any better representation.”
"I really appreciated your wholly professional approach, expert advice and support at the IOP hearing. I have absolutely no doubt that I would not have had this positive outcome without your efforts.”
"...Thank you for your expert help and support over the last 20 months or so, leading to the successful conclusion of both the police and GMC cases. Thank you in particular for your calm reassurance at the police station, when we first met."
"You were thorough and professional and honest, and because of all that, reassuring.”

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stjamesbruntwoodWelcome to Ryan Solicitors

Established in 2000 to defend doctors and dentists involved in:

  • GMC investigations
  • Inquests
  • Criminal investigations
  • Trust disciplinary proceedings
  • Claims for negligence

The team

  • Michael Ryan
  • Angela Pilling
  • Julie Hesketh
  • James Rowley
  • Edward Pollard
  • William Luke

Contact details

St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FQ

T:         0161 238 8668        F:         0161 238 8667


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