He is commercial, decisive and straight-talking when giving advice and is perceptive and persuasive when in courtChambers 2016 "Up and Coming"
“He is commercial, decisive and straight-talking when giving advice and is perceptive and persuasive when in court” (Chambers, 2016, Dispute Resolution, “Up and Coming’)
“He has a fantastic ability to get to grips with the commercial reality of a dispute, as well as the legal and factual issues” (Chambers, 2017, Dispute Resolution, “Up and Coming”)
“A rising star at the Commercial Bar” (Chambers, 2017, Dispute Resolution, “Up and Coming”)
Ross’s practice focuses on commercial dispute resolution, company and insolvency law, real estate litigation, tax and trusts. He has a significant advisory practice in all these areas. Ross appears regularly in commercial litigation in the Court of Session as well as in the sheriff courts. Ross is a standing junior counsel to the Advocate General (HMRC) where he appears regularly in the tax tribunal and Court of Session. He has a subsidiary interest in judicial review and human rights cases. In 2015, Ross acted as junior counsel for the respondent Member of Parliament successfully opposing the orders sought in the first Election Petition to be heard in Scotland in fifty years.
Ross has published widely in the fields of corporate and financial law, contract law and trusts law. His publications include:
- “Formation of Contract” in S Vogenauer (ed) Commentary on the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC) (Oxford, 2nd edn 2015)
- ‘Juristic Persons’, ‘Partnerships, LLPs and LPs’, ‘Money and Debt’, and ‘Corporate Insolvency’ in I MacNeil (ed) Scots Commercial Law (Edinburgh: Avizandum, 2014)
- ‘Words and Concepts: Trust and Patrimony’ in A Burrows, D Johnston and R Zimmermann (eds) Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (Oxford, 2013)
- Assignation (Edinburgh, 2008)
Ross retains an affiliation with the University of Glasgow where he is an Honorary Research Fellow. His profile on that website can be found here.