Jane Ryan

Jane specialises in public law and human rights with a particular focus on the civil liberties of prisoners and those detained under immigration powers. She regularly represents prisoners in proceedings before the Parole Board and in claims against the Prison Service. She has a number of cases working with transgender people who have been mistreated in police and prison custody.

Jane was shortlisted for the Public Lawyer of the Year award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards 2016. She writes regularly for Legal Action Group on immigration detention and has published articles on the rights of pregnant women in immigration detention and transgender people in the criminal justice system. She has presented at the Transgender Europe conference on the rights of transgender people in the UK criminal justice system and speaks at events relating to LGBTI and women’s rights.

Jane is a trustee of the Association of Visitors of Immigration Detention. As a trustee she participates in submissions and meetings concerning the welfare of immigration detainees such as to the Committee on the Prevention of Torture.

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Jane Ryan, photo Sarah Booker

"compassionate, diligent and highly knowledgeable."

Chambers and Partners 2019


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