He acts on a daily basis in cases concerning the provision of community care services, and in the broad variety of legal issues confronting social services departments. He acts in cases concerning provision of services to children, to the elderly and to the vulnerable, and in the provision of education and mental health services. He regularly acts in cases concerning confidentiality and PII. He acts in cases concerning restrictions on reporting.
Much of his work in the last few months has concerned provision of services to persons from abroad, to those leaving care and to UASCs. He was instructed in 2008 by Croydon in the Article 6/precedent fact dispute and appeal, by Liverpool in the dispute with Hillingdon as to which authority was responsible to an alleged child in need and by Southwark in G v Southwark which concerned obligations under the Housing Act and Children Act.
Bryan has appeared in many reported cases on support for asylum seekers illegal entrants and overstayers, including; R (Pajaziti & Anor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Admin Ct 2007); PB v Haringey LBC (Admin Ct 2006); Badu v Lambeth LBC (CA 2005) M v Islington LBC (CA 2004) A v NASS and Waltham Forest LBC (CA 2003) Westminster v NASS (HL 2002) R v Enfield LBC and the Secretary of State for Health ex p J (Admin Ct 2002) and R v Enfield LBC ex parte Tasci and ex parte J (Admin Ct 2002).