Alex Ryle

Year of Call: 2022

“The client was understandably delighted and full of praise for Alex.”

Solicitor Client

“I was extremely impressed by Alex. He was pleasant to deal with, a natural advocate, and I was surprised that he was only recently on his feet.”

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Alex joined the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team in December 2023 as a third six pupil under the supervision of Anya Lewis KC.  He is building a Crown Court defence practice.

Criminal Defence


Alex has delivered consistently positive results for his clients. 

Notable Cases

R v IS [Wood Green CC]
Sentencing for two discrete convictions for numerous offence which placed IS in breach of two separate Suspended Sentence Orders.  From a starting-point of immediate custody and full activation, the Court was persuaded to allow both orders to continue [with a £1 fine and additional unpaid work respectively] and to impose a third Suspended Sentence in respect of the new offences.

R v TF and OFR [Luton CC]
Bladed articles in public.  TF and OFR attacked a Range Rover with machetes.  TF turned 18 between commission and conviction.  Extensive written submissions citing the Youth Sentencing Guidelines, the Equal Treatment Bench Book and R v Ghafoor.  From a starting-point of one year and six months’ immediate custody, the Court was persuaded to suspend both sentences, with TF receiving 6 months and OFR 10 months.

R v KS [Isleworth CC]
Attempted robbery of a lone female victim at a bus-stop at 4am, only prevented by the chance passing of a police patrol.  From a starting-point of 4 years’ custody the Court was persuaded to sentence to 2 years’ custody suspended for 18 months.

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Notable Cases & News

Garden Court Chambers revises policy on Stratford Magistrates' Court

23 May 2024

Garden Court Chambers statement on security searches at Stratford Magistrates' Court

8 May 2024

Ifẹ Thompson and Alex Ryle Join Garden Court Chambers as Crime Third Six Pupils

We are delighted to announce that Ifẹ Thompson and Alex Ryle have joined the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team as third six pupils.

13 December 2023

Garden Court Chambers and Garden Court North remember Ian Macdonald QC

Garden Court Chambers and Garden Court North were honoured to host a memorial event for Ian Macdonald QC 1939-2019 at Middle Temple Hall on Tuesday 7 February 2023.

17 February 2023

Garden Court secures top tier rankings in the Legal 500 2023

Garden Court Chambers is proud to be recognised as a Top Tier set again in the Legal 500.

30 September 2022

Members of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team support escalating proposed CBA action to include days of action

17 June 2022

Stephanie Harrison QC, Chair and Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers, comments on the Nationality and Borders Bill receiving Royal Assent

29 April 2022

Garden Court Crime Team statement on no returns action

30 March 2022

Garden Court secures number one rankings in Chambers UK Bar Guide 2022

21 October 2021

Garden Court Chambers Crime Team shortlisted for Crime Set of the Year by Chambers Bar Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team has been shortlisted by the Chambers Bar Awards 2021 for Crime Set of the Year.

27 August 2021

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Alex came to the Bar after a successful career in film and television, bringing a calm authority and strong narrative skills.  He is persuasive with a tribunal and reassuring with clients.


Inner Temple Pupil Advocacy Prize – Joint Winner 2023


MA Cinematography, NFTS / Royal College of Art
GDL, University of Law, Distinction
Bar Course, ICCA, Merit

Professional Membership

Criminal Bar Association

We are top ranked by independent legal directories and consistently win awards.

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