Mary Anne Ryan
Admitted to practice : 9 August 2001
Signed the bar roll : 11 May 2015
University of Tasmania
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (2002)
Bachelor of Laws (Hon) (2001)
Mary Anne came to law with 20 years’ experience as a registered nurse.
On admission Mary Anne worked as an employed solicitor with Avery Partners Lawyers.
In 2005 Mary Anne practiced as principal of her own firm, Mary Anne Ryan, before amalgamating with PWB Lawyers in 2010.
Mary Anne has practiced as a solicitor advocate since admission, undertaking most of her own trial and appellate work.
In 2015 Mary Anne joined the Tasmanian Independent Bar to exclusively work as a barrister.
Areas of practice
Independent Children’s Lawyer work
Civil and criminal law
Coronial and inquest work
2002 – Present Member Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
2014 – Present Chair of Hobart Women’s Shelter Board
2009 – Present Board Member of Hobart Women’s Shelter
2013 – Present Member Litigation Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania
2010 – 2011 Member Equal Opportunity Committee of the Law Council of Australia
2010 – 2011 President of Australian Women Lawyers
2006 – 2011 Board Member of Australian Women Lawyers
2006 – 2011 President of Tasmanian Women Lawyers
2003 – 2013 Committee Member of Tasmanian Women Lawyers
2004 – 2013 Committee Member of Family Law Practitioners Association of Tasmania