Meet our Team

Meet our team of exceptional compensation lawyers.

Sean Ryan


Sean oversees our Gold Coast office.  He has practised in compensation law for all his legal career with a focus on dust related disease claims ranging from mesothelioma, lung cancer, silicosis, asbestosis, asbestos related pleural disease, and various autoimmune conditions.

Sean Ryan from vbr Lawyers


His tenacity in this area of compensation law has seen him consistently recognised as a preeminent lawyer in Queensland and Australia (the Doyle’s Guide) in dust disease compensation law.

Sean runs complex dust disease cases in Queensland, New South Wales and overseas and has a superb track record of achieving outstanding results for his clients.

Sean works tirelessly to help the people who need it most. He does his utmost to ensure that his clients are looked after and receive the best possible legal outcome for their situation and whilst ensuring fees are kept at a reasonable level.

Family is an important aspect of Sean’s life.  He is immensely proud of his 3 children and wife and loves spending time with them.

Client References

“Thank you and your firm for achieving a wonderful result in winning a claim for me in such a short time frame, less than six weeks, and the payout more than I expected. It will make my life a lot easier. My luck certainly changed the day I got to know Sean Ryan. Other firms I approached gave me no hope… and never had the decency to ring me back… Thank you again for the job well done.” L.E.

“Wow! What an excellent outcome… we are still in shock!” B&S.

“I would like to thank you and the members of your staff on the speedy settlement of my case and the generosity shown in the financial settlement. I would certainly recommend your firm to any other people in my position.” B.V.

“To have you undertake the hard nosed dealings with the satisfactory result was a great relief. Many thanks!” J.M.

“My partner and I were pleased with the way the whole case was handled. We did not feel stressed at any time during the whole process because of the excellent way the case was handled.” J.K.

“Thank you for all of your help. You asked me to trust you and I am glad that I finally did with my dear brother… backing you all the way. Still can’t believe what a fantastic result and how fast you achieved it for us.” J.S.

“I have never received such customer service as I have received from you, not anything like this before in my life.” B.C.

“When I first engaged in this endeavour I assumed we were doomed for failure, I did not take into account your tenacity and knowledge, your perseverance was nothing short of miraculous.” K.M.

“I want to say thank you… every time I hear the word ‘fortitude’ I will think of you!… Sean, I have depended on your judgement and I have had complete trust in your advice. Thanks!” J.M.

Contact Sean

For an obligation free discussion about your rights contact Sean on 0457 222 709 or

Sean regularly sees his clients at their home or at the hospital if there has been a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer or silicosis.


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