Adam Ross

Year of call 2013

CClerk

Jack Wheeler
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Adam accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and can act on a Public Access basis. He regularly appears in Employment Tribunal and professional discipline hearings of up to two weeks in length, personal injury trials, and interlocutory hearings of all types. He advises in writing and in conference and undertakes all relevant drafting in his areas of practice. For further information on specific areas of work undertaken, please see the sections below.

Before joining chambers, Adam worked full-time at the Free Representation Unit. He advised on and appeared in a wide range of employment claims, gaining experience of multi-day liability hearings and remedy hearings. He also appeared on behalf of appellants and respondents in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and in the First-Tier Tribunal in Criminal Injuries Compensation appeals.

Before coming to the Bar, Adam read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at New College, Oxford and worked as an analyst at a global management consulting firm. He holds a Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lord Denning Scholarship, Buchanan Prize and Hubert Greenland Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys cooking and playing squash. He is also a keen climber and skier.


Adam acts for both employers and employees. He drafts pleadings; advises in writing and in conference; and regularly appears in hearings of up to two weeks in length involving allegations of unfair dismissal, discrimination (particularly disability-related and pregnancy-and-maternity-related), whistleblowing detriment and breach of contract. He has recently represented parties in several judicial mediations. He also drafts and advises on settlement agreements.

Adam can accept instructions on a Public Access basis where appropriate. This tends to be when the work is advisory in nature.

Adam has experience of the legal principles and calculations involved in cases involving defined benefit pension schemes and holiday pay. He is able to use his advanced Excel skills (developed through his work in management consulting) in such cases. He is often instructed to prepare schedules of loss and counter-schedules of loss in high-value claims.

Adam has acquired significant experience for his level of call in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, on cases he has undertaken through the Free Representation Unit and Bar Pro Bono Unit. He represented the successful appellant in Maguire v London Borough of Brent. He also represented the employee in the conjoined appeals of PA Finlay & Co v Finlay, increasing Mr Finlay’s £257,000 award by a further £13,000 (before grossing up). Adam has also represented claimants in Employment Appeal Tribunal cases concerning the proper approaches that Employment Tribunals should take when determining a claim under Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 and when determining a “last straw” constructive unfair dismissal case.

Adam was recently led by Giles Powell in the Court of Appeal in the case of Agarwal v Cardiff University and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. He also undertakes led work in large Employment Tribunal cases.

 


Adam acts for both regulators and registrants. In 2016, he spent six months working for Kingsley Napley LLP presenting cases on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council. He appeared in a variety of final hearings, up to two weeks in length, in which misconduct and/or lack of competence were alleged. He also appeared in preliminary hearings, interim order applications and interim order reviews. Since then, Adam has prosecuted and defended at the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service and defended at the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


Adam is regularly instructed in personal injury cases, on the fast track and multi-track, for both claimants and defendants. He has experience of liability, quantum and combined trials; interim applications, including relief from sanctions applications; case management hearings; and costs and management hearings. Most of his cases involve road traffic accidents, occupiers’ liability, employers’ liability, the Highways Act or noise-induced hearing loss.

Adam has significant experience of the First Tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation) on both eligibility and compensation appeals. He recently represented a client with severe brain damage, where loss of earnings of some £200,000 was in issue. He also represented a client following a domestic violence incident in which she lost her lower leg.

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Adam accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and can act on a Public Access basis. He regularly appears in Employment Tribunal and professional discipline hearings of up to two weeks in length, personal injury trials, and interlocutory hearings of all types. He advises in writing and in conference and undertakes all relevant drafting in his areas of practice. For further information on specific areas of work undertaken, please see the sections below.

Before joining chambers, Adam worked full-time at the Free Representation Unit. He advised on and appeared in a wide range of employment claims, gaining experience of multi-day liability hearings and remedy hearings. He also appeared on behalf of appellants and respondents in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and in the First-Tier Tribunal in Criminal Injuries Compensation appeals.

Before coming to the Bar, Adam read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at New College, Oxford and worked as an analyst at a global management consulting firm. He holds a Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lord Denning Scholarship, Buchanan Prize and Hubert Greenland Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys cooking and playing squash. He is also a keen climber and skier.


Adam acts for both employers and employees. He drafts pleadings; advises in writing and in conference; and regularly appears in hearings of up to two weeks in length involving allegations of unfair dismissal, discrimination (particularly disability-related and pregnancy-and-maternity-related), whistleblowing detriment and breach of contract. He has recently represented parties in several judicial mediations. He also drafts and advises on settlement agreements.

Adam can accept instructions on a Public Access basis where appropriate. This tends to be when the work is advisory in nature.

Adam has experience of the legal principles and calculations involved in cases involving defined benefit pension schemes and holiday pay. He is able to use his advanced Excel skills (developed through his work in management consulting) in such cases. He is often instructed to prepare schedules of loss and counter-schedules of loss in high-value claims.

Adam has acquired significant experience for his level of call in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, on cases he has undertaken through the Free Representation Unit and Bar Pro Bono Unit. He represented the successful appellant in Maguire v London Borough of Brent. He also represented the employee in the conjoined appeals of PA Finlay & Co v Finlay, increasing Mr Finlay’s £257,000 award by a further £13,000 (before grossing up). Adam has also represented claimants in Employment Appeal Tribunal cases concerning the proper approaches that Employment Tribunals should take when determining a claim under Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 and when determining a “last straw” constructive unfair dismissal case.

Adam was recently led by Giles Powell in the Court of Appeal in the case of Agarwal v Cardiff University and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. He also undertakes led work in large Employment Tribunal cases.

 


Adam acts for both regulators and registrants. In 2016, he spent six months working for Kingsley Napley LLP presenting cases on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council. He appeared in a variety of final hearings, up to two weeks in length, in which misconduct and/or lack of competence were alleged. He also appeared in preliminary hearings, interim order applications and interim order reviews. Since then, Adam has prosecuted and defended at the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service and defended at the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


Adam is regularly instructed in personal injury cases, on the fast track and multi-track, for both claimants and defendants. He has experience of liability, quantum and combined trials; interim applications, including relief from sanctions applications; case management hearings; and costs and management hearings. Most of his cases involve road traffic accidents, occupiers’ liability, employers’ liability, the Highways Act or noise-induced hearing loss.

Adam has significant experience of the First Tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation) on both eligibility and compensation appeals. He recently represented a client with severe brain damage, where loss of earnings of some £200,000 was in issue. He also represented a client following a domestic violence incident in which she lost her lower leg.

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