Matthew Ryder

Matthew Ryder is a leading UK barrister, specialising in crime, data and human rights. His clients have included the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, journalists working with Edward Snowden, and Kenyan politicians appearing before the International Criminal Court. He is also a former Deputy Mayor of London, overseeing community engagement and social mobility for Mayor Sadiq Khan. Matthew grew up in London as the son of a Jamaican mother and British father, and attended Cambridge University and Columbia University in New York before qualifying as a lawyer.