Ryan Kohli

Call: 2006

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Ryan is a leading public law practitioner with particular expertise in planning and environmental law and social housing.

He has been consistently ranked as a leading practitioner by the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories of highly rated barristers and has been appointed by the Attorney General as Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel).

Ryan is a versatile public law practitioner and is adept at handling complex cases across the public law spectrum. He has acted in significant cases in each of his core practice areas.

In the property/social housing sphere, he acts for registered providers of social housing, central government departments, the Regulator of Social Housing and local authorities. He has appeared in leading cases concerning the application of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and s. 15 of the Equality Act 2010. Examples include Paragon Asra Housing Limited v Neville [2018] EWCA Civ 1712; Hackney LBC v Haque [2017] EWCA Civ 4 and Thurrock Borough Council v West [2012] EWCA Civ 1435.

In the area of administrative and public law he has extensive experience representing central government departments and local authorities in public law proceedings including a leading case on the meaning of “clearly unfounded” in the asylum context in R (on the application of FR Albania) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 605.

In planning, he regularly represents clients in significant planning cases including those concerning air quality and the interpretation of the General Permitted Development Order. Recent examples include R (on the application of Shirley) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2017] EWHC 2306 (Admin) and Arnold v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2017] EWCA Civ 231.