Ross was admitted to practice in 2005 and commenced practice at the New South Wales Bar in 2010.
Ross has more than 17 years’ experience acting for and advising insurers. He is regularly retained on behalf of both insurers and insureds to provide advice in relation to policy response and construction questions. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 editions of Best Lawyers in Australia in the field of Insurance Law, and in the fields of Litigation and Product Liability Litigation in the 2022 and 2023 editions.
In 2019, he was appointed by the then Minister for Local Government as Counsel Assisting the Public Inquiry into the Blue Mountains City Council. In 2021, he was appointed by the then Minister for Local Government as Commissioner of the Public Inquiry into the Wingecarribee Shire Council. Following 15 days of Public Hearings, Ross delivered his report to the Minister on 30 June 2022.
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 and Inquiries.
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. Ross has been a member of the NSW Bar Association Examination Working Group, and between 2013 and 2017 marked the NSW Bar Examination.
Since 2008, Ross has been a Reserve Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Navy. In that role, he provides advice in relation to a range of issues affecting Defence Force members, including administrative law and disciplinary law issues.