Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biology and an MSc in Oceanography from Manchester and Southampton Universities respectively, Andrew Ryan went on to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Law and LPC from the College of Law, London.
Andrew joined Tughans from another major Belfast law firm as a Partner in April 2010 to head the firm’s Environment and Planning Team. He has a wealth of experience in environment and planning law and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management.
Prior to moving to Northern Ireland in 2006, Andrew worked for City of London firm CMS Cameron McKenna, having previously worked in enforcement and regulatory roles within the Environment Agency in England. As a result he has invaluable experience of acting for both the major environmental regulator and for regulated businesses across the UK, along with both the technical and legal expertise that is vital in these constantly developing areas of law.
Andrew advises a broad range of clients on matters including waste management; licensing, enforcement and appeals; Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment; brownfield remediation and risk mitigation; renewable energy development, consents and fiscal incentives; planning applications and appeals; environment and planning due diligence; and, noise and other nuisance claims.
'Andrew Ryan is noted by his peers as a "capable environment lawyer." He is an experienced environmental specialist, with expertise in areas such as waste, contaminated land and enforcement by regulatory authorities. Client sources say: "He is so efficient at responding to enquiries." ' (Chambers UK 2014)
'[Andrew] impresses clients with his "meticulous and analytical approach" to cases. He is highly regarded in the field, and market sources go on to describe him as an "exceptionally gifted and deeply informed lawyer." ' (Chambers UK 2013)
'[Andrew] is adept at advising on due diligence and regulatory concerns as well as acting on judicial reviews.' (Chambers UK 2012)
Andrew Ryan is noted as being “widely respected for his expertise in regulation and developments, such as wind farm and waste-to-energy projects” (Chambers UK 2011).