Personal injury & Clinical negligence
Ross has a wide-ranging personal injury practice and is regularly instructed to act for both Claimants and Defendants. He combines a busy trial practice with a commitment to prompt attention to paperwork.
Ross is frequently instructed in Fast Track trials concerning Road Traffic Accidents, often appearing in County Courts across the country several times a week in such matters. He is comfortable in dealing with credit hire claims.
He is often instructed to draft pleadings in a variety of personal injury claims, frequently working to very tight deadlines, and provides clear and thorough advice on liability.
In January 2015, he was instructed as sole counsel acting pro bono on behalf of the deceased’s family in a two week Coroner’s inquest held in Lincoln into the death of a railway worker. The jury heard evidence from over 15 witnesses and the case received widespread coverage in the local press.
Ross was instructed in a substantial claim arising out of the death of a psychiatric patient, which followed a two day inquest in which he acted for the family, instructed by AvMA. He has acted as counsel to the family in inquests involving issues ranging from suicide to cardiology. He joined chambers after completing pupillage at a leading clinical negligence set, where he assisted his supervisors in numerous complex medical claims for both Claimants and Defendants.
Ross is frequently instructed in Fast Track trials across the country where fundamental dishonesty and fraud is alleged. In one such trial, following cross-examination of the Claimant, he succeeded in persuading the Court that the alleged accident had not occurred at all despite the presence of corroborative damage on both vehicles.
Ross regularly drafts pleadings and schedules on behalf of Claimants who have been injured at work.
Ross was recently involved in a claim involving the death of a psychiatric patient which settled out of Court for a substantial sum.
News & Resources
This afternoon there was an announcement to the London Stock Exchange of a forthcoming change to the discount rate in relation to calculating compensation payments. Most people had probably never heard of it this morning, but the development has wiped billions off the value of major insurers and looks set to be front page news tomorrow.27th February 2017 Read more
One of the ways in which marriage still matters is in fatal accident damages. How much do you get when your spouse or civil partner dies? £12,980 in bereavement damages. How much when the person you have cohabited with throughout your life, but never married, dies? Nothing, at least for bereavement.22nd November 2016 Read more
What happens when you go to Greece, get run over by an uninsured driver, lose a leg, and want to claim compensation?31st August 2016 Read more
Cox v Ministry of Justice  UKSC 10 --- Mohamud v Morrison Supermarkets  UKSC 1110th March 2016 Read more
The law on fixing damages awards in high-value personal injury cases has never exactly been simple.10th March 2016 Read more
As any PI practitioner will know, solicitors’ success fees, previously recoverable from Defendants, can now only be recovered from their own clients’ general damages. In infant settlement cases, where any deduction from damages requires the permission of the Court, this poses particular problems.8th November 2015 Read more