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Fiona Ross

Year of call:
2004
Education:
1999
University of Edinburgh, MA (Hons) History (2:1)
2000
University of Cambridge, PG Cert in International Business Practice (First)
2003
The College of Law, PGDip Law (‘very competent’)
2004
Manchester Metropolitan University, BVC (‘very competent’)
Career:
1999
British American Chamber of Commerce, marketing & special events assistant, New York
2000
Finance Professionals, London, recruitment consultant (investment banking)
2001
Firefly Communications, London (PR consultant)
2004
Pupil at Sovereign Chambers (civil/family)
2005
Tenant at Sovereign Chambers
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
Appointments:
Freelance lecturer/examiner on the BPTC (BPP College of Professional Studies, Leeds) since 2005 Accredited to teach advocacy by the IATC since 2005.
2005-2009
Management Board Member. Sovereign Chambers
Memberships:
Personal Injury Bar Association (since 2004)
Northern Ballet Parents' Association
Awards:
2005
North Eastern Circuit Louise Godfrey QC moot finalist
2003
Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
1999
Mountbatten Scholarship
Languages:
French

“She is personable, approachable and excellent with clients.” – The Legal 500 (2016)

Fiona Ross has a primarily civil-law background and draws upon her previous work experience in the commercial sector.

She has appeared for claimant or defendant in commercial and contractual disputes, and has experience representing breweries, publicans and individuals in cases concerning breach of covenant, user clauses, purchase ties and refusals to renew tenancies.

Due to Fiona’s experience in arguing technical costs points she is also repeatedly instructed to attend costs case management conferences where she is often successful at significantly reducing the opposition’s budget while maintaining the totals in her own Precedent H.

Fiona has also undertaken work concerning possession actions in respect of private and social housing, acting for local authorities and housing trusts (including mortgage possessions and anti-social behaviour order applications and breaches).

Fiona has experience in property disputes ranging from trusts issues to rights of way, adverse possession, restrictive covenants and trusts. 

Notable Case

  • Brewis (2018) – Successfully represented the Defendant in a multi million pound land dispute in the High Court spanning several decades involving contract, trust and estoppel issues (lead by Matthew Smith)

Public Access

Fiona may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Fiona’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

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