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Ross studied Law with French Law at the University of Warwick and at the Université Lille-II Droit et Santé in northern France. Throughout his legal studies, Ross developed a keen interest in public law and human rights. He therefore pursued volunteer roles with the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum, where he supported refugees and asylum seekers to access their statutory entitlements to welfare benefits and housing.
Shortly after graduation, Ross knew that he wanted to improve access to justice for underserved communities, so he volunteered with Choose Love in the Calais refugee camp. In this role, he collated testimonies from survivors of police brutality before lodging a complaint against the Calais Préfecture. After the Préfecture’s decision to evict the refugee camp, Ross also led a campaign to ensure that unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors would be placed into the care of local authority children’s services. This experience has cemented his desire to pursue a career in public law within social welfare areas.
Ross then worked in the advice sector, where he managed his own caseload of housing, mental capacity, and community care matters. This included roles at Shelter, Access Social Care, and the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau. He qualified as a Solicitor in August 2023 via the SQE route. Post-qualification, Ross is keen to build his experience in holding public bodies to account and working on strategic cases that prefigure wider systems change.
Ross can provide advice and representation on a range of issues, including:
Health and welfare Court of Protection and the Mental Capacity Act 2005:
- Personal welfare applications, including serious medical treatment
- Deprivation of liberty
- Personal welfare deputyships
Community care law, including applications for judicial review:
- Advice in respect of the provisions of the Care Act 2014
- Challenging the failure to assess the needs of those who may require community care services
- Challenging the outcomes of assessments of need and reductions in care provision
- Challenging decisions about national health service funding for care and the failure to provide funding under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 where appropriate
- Challenging decisions about local authority financial assessments and the failure to disregard disability-related expenditure
- Challenging blanket restrictions on the use of direct payments and personal health budgets