Ross was admitted to practice in 2005 and commenced practice at the New South Wales Bar in 2010.
He was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019 and 2020 Editions of Best Lawyers in Australia in the field of Insurance Law. In October 2018, he was appointed by the Minister for Local Government as Counsel Assisting the Public Inquiry into Blue Mountains City Council.
Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, Ross was a Senior Associate in the Insurance and Dispute Resolution practice groups of a national firm. He acted in a range of commercial and professional negligence disputes, including actions concerning breach of directors and fiduciary duties; professional negligence; product liability claims; defamation and matters under the Privacy Act. Ross also acted on behalf of examinees in relation to examinations conducted by ASIC.
In 2009, Ross was awarded the Con Varnavas Prize for the highest aggregate mark in the NSW Bar Examinations.
In practice at the Bar, Ross has extensive experience in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including matters involving: allegations of misleading or deceptive conduct; breaches of director’s duties; unconscionable conduct; enforcement of foreign arbitral awards; and professional negligence. He has particular expertise in the conduct of large scale and complex litigation before the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia, including representative actions.
Ross has more than 13 years’ experience acting for and advising insurers. He is regularly retained on behalf of insurers in respect of subrogated and defended claims, and by both insurers and insureds to provide advice in relation to policy response and construction questions.
Since 2008, Ross has been a member of the NSW Naval Reserve Legal Panel. He regularly provides advice in relation to a range of issues affecting Defence Force members, including administrative law and disciplinary law issues.
Ross is a member of the NSW Bar Association Examination Working Group, and between 2013 and 2017 marked the NSW Bar Examination.