Education and family life
He married Janette Martin in 1990, and they have one daughter.
In January 2014, he was installed as Chancellor of the University of Bolton.
Ryder was called to the Bar in 1981 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1997. He became a Recorder in 2000, and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2001. Ryder was appointed a High Court judge in 2004, receiving the customary knighthood, and was allocated to the Family Division. On 9 April 2013, he was promoted Lord Justice of Appeal, consequently being sworn of the Privy Council.
Ryder was appointed to the post of Judge in Charge of Modernisation of Family Justice in November 2011, and under his stewardship published the Judicial Proposals for the modernisation of family justice in July 2012. Many of the recommendations were implemented by the Children and Families Act 2014, including a 26-week time limit for determination of care and supervision proceedings.
- Lord Justice Ryder PC TD
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- "No. 60472". The London Gazette. 11 April 2013. p. 7097.