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Morag Ross

Edinburgh, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Administrative & Public Law - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

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Morag Ross QC
Continues to build on an already sterling reputation for public law. She has a strong track record of being involved in important judicial reviews challenging government policy. She acts on behalf of respondents and petitioners in a wide range of matters, including regulatory and human rights challenges. She is also experienced in EU law.
Strengths: "She's a bright, diligent, well-organised practitioner who's a go-to for difficult EU and human rights issues." "She's excellent on paper and on her feet, and distils complex issues into consumable advice."
Recent work: Acted for SPUC Pro-Life Scotland in its challenge to a change in government policy which would allow early abortions at home.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

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Morag Ross QC
Her work in this area predominantly focuses on the intersection between public law, human rights and EU law. She routinely acts for both petitioners and respondents and has extensive expertise in government disputes. She also handles judicial review claims and statutory appeal proceedings.
Strengths: "She's at the cutting edge of work in this field."
Recent work: Acted for the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland in Equalities and Human Rights Commission v Greater Glasgow Health Board and Another, a judicial review challenging certain policies and practices of a health board, alleging violations of Articles 5, 8 and 14 ECHR and the UN Convention on Rights of Disabled Persons.
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Professional Discipline - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

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Morag Ross QC
A well-respected and talented civil and public law practitioner who possesses recognised expertise in professional discipline matters. She has experience representing a broad range of regulatory bodies and professionals.
Strengths: "Super intellectual - a super smart individual."
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Public Procurement - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

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Morag Ross QC
A highly respected silk at the Scottish Bar. Ross advises on a wide range of public law issues and offers significant experience in handling procurement challenges on behalf of local authorities.
Strengths: "She is first choice for contentious procurement matters. She has a significant practice in this area and is one of the leading counsel in Scotland." "She's an extremely astute procurement silk who is a go-to for complex public law issues. Her written and oral pleading is excellent."
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