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Josh Ryan

Josh Ryan | Paralegal

jryan@hja.net 020 7874 8526

Soon after I joined Hodge Jones & Allen as a Legal Help Advisor I found an affinity for private client work, and joined the Wills, Trusts and Probate Department as a Paralegal. I currently manage my own caseload and assist clients, from all walks of life, with all private client matters – wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney, etc.

In addition to reading English Law at university, I also participated on the Erasmus scheme – studying alongside other EU nationals at a university in Grenoble. This has not only enabled me to develop a solid grounding of French Law but has also given me proficiency in French legal language too.

Specialist Area

  • Wills, Trusts & Probate

Education

  • LPC – BPP (ongoing)
  • Diplome d’Université du Droit Francais – Université Pierre-Mendes France (Grenoble III) (Bien/First)
  • LLB Law with French Law and Language (Hons) – The University of Hull (2:1)

Career

  • Joined Hodge Jones & Allen in December 2014
  • Legal placements at Bond Dickinson LLP, Gordons LLP and in-house with the Legal Department at Philips plc.

Client Comments

  • “Josh was very helpful in dealing with all my enquiries and also in the drawing up of the final will. I’d previously had no experience at all with dealing with the law and legal side of doing things and Josh made me feel more like a valued client than a complete ignoramus.”
  • “I was very pleased at the way HJA and you had handled my affairs and would happily suggest to my ‘not so young friends’ that they come to you for the same treatment!”
  • “Thanks so much for your displayed patience and understanding regarding the drafting of my will, which had been quite a challenge.”
  • “My case was about making a final will. Since I don’t own any property it was a fairly straight forward matter and I was pleased the way it was handled.”
  • “Thank you very much for your help and kindness.”
  • “Very professional and efficient.”
  • “Friendly, approachable and issues handled sensitively, I felt comfortable.”

Personal Interests

Having spent a year in the French Alps, I love Alpine culture and cuisine. I aim to go skiing once a year- being attracted to the risk and adrenaline of the sport – and have visited many of the main ski slopes in France.
Aside from being a Francophile, I enjoy reading, travelling and learning about different cultures.

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