Darryl is the Principal and founder of Chelmsford Legal.

Graduating with Honours from Murdoch University, Western Australia, in 2000, Darryl commenced his legal career an Associate to a Justice in the Supreme Court. He then worked as a Prosecutor for the Director of Public Prosecutions and later, as a Principal of a large legal firm in Perth, managing the Criminal team. Darryl left that firm in 2012 to establish Chelmsford Legal as a specialist Criminal Law firm.

As a Barrister and Solicitor, Darryl practices in all areas of criminal law, trials and court work. His expertise ranges from complex murder cases, fraud/white collar crime, sexual allegations and drug related matters. He also has conducted numerous appeals in the Court of Appeal with respect to conviction and sentence.

An important part of Darryl’s work includes representing clients who would like to plead guilty and who need representation to achieve the best sentencing outcome possible.

Darryl’s many years of experience, work ethic, dedication and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients, sets him apart as an advocate and counsel. He prides himself in being able to get to the heart of the problem quickly and in providing practical and balanced advice to his clients.

Darryl Ryan, Chelmsford Legal

Darryl acts for clients who are eligible for a grant of Legal Aid and is on the Legal Aid “Register of Members” for the following panels:

  • Crime: Murder
  • Crime: Sex Offenders
  • Crime: Serious Indictable
  • Crime: Magistrate and Other Indictable
  • Crime: Children’s Court
  • Crime: Appeals

Darryl has lectured at Murdoch University on the subject of Commercial Crime and Fraud and has been a presenter for the Law Society of Western Australia on the topic of Property Confiscations as part of the Continuing Professional Development program for legal practitioners in Western Australia. He also has provided presentations for the EROS association on the subject of Cannabinomimetics and on Advocacy for the Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance (ADLA). Darryl has contributed an article to Brief Magazine on the topic of the Criminal Property Confiscations Act 2000.





Criminal Law, Appeals, Confiscations


Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Criminal Lawyers Association, Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance (ADLA)

Apart from the principal, Darryl Ryan, Chelmsford Legal has a team of lawyers, para-legals and administrative staff that work together to achieve the best possible result for our clients. For further information, please contact reception to book an appointment.