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Administrative & Public Law - Scotland (Bar)
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Band 2

Douglas Ross KC
Douglas Ross KC has extensive experience representing the Scottish Government in complex judicial reviews. He also accepts instructions from petitioners. He has particular expertise in public law cases involving prisons and human rights law. Public international law is another notable area of focus.

Strengths

"He provides practical advice which is helpful to the client and the courts. He's also remarkably concise in his written and oral advocacy." "He's a careful character with good judgement."

Recent work

Acted for the Lord Advocate in an action of damages in respect of alleged wrongful detention, arrest and prosecution.


Civil Liberties & Human Rights - Scotland (Bar)
2
Band 2

Douglas Ross KC
Douglas Ross KC draws upon his prior experience as a UN legal adviser to better assist his clients in significant cases. His highly active practice sees him making regular appearances before the Supreme Court, the Mental Health Tribunal and the High Court of Justiciary. He is particularly experienced in cases concerning prisoners' rights. His civil liberties and human rights practice is complemented by further expertise in the areas of personal injury and medical negligence.

Strengths

"Strong, solid and sound."


Personal Injury - Scotland (Bar)
2
Band 2

Douglas Ross KC
Douglas Ross KC is noted for his extensive experience acting for the Scottish Government at fatal accident inquiries. He also regularly represents health boards at inquiries into deaths in hospital. 

Strengths

"A very good advocate - he is a very approachable, understanding individual and a KC who really works hard for his clients."

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