LL.B Hons (University of Edinburgh)

Ph.D (University of Edinburgh)

Dip LP (University of Edinburgh)


Special interests


Company and commercial


Land Law



Ross practises general commercial litigation, including in those areas on which he has published widely, such as banking, contract, insolvency and trusts. He has a subsidiary interest in administrative and human rights law.


Morrison v Alistair Carmichael MP 2016 SC 585 and 2016 SC 598

Pattullo v HMRC [2016] UKUT 270 (TCC), [2016] STC 2043 (leave to appeal refused [2017] CSIH 3)

Butlers Ship Stores Ltd v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 501 (TC)

Tayside Contracts v D Geddes (Contractors) Ltd [2017] CSOH 108

Promontoria (RAM) Ltd v Moore [2017] CSOH 88


'Formation of Contract' in S Vogenauer (ed) Commentary on the Unidroit

Principles of International Commercial Contracts (Oxford 2nd edn 2015)

'Juristic Persons', 'Partnerships, LLPs and LPs', 'Money and Debt', &

'Corporate Insolvency' in I MacNeil (ed) Scots Commercial Law

(Edinburgh: Avizandum, 2014)

'Words and Concepts: Trust and Patrimony' in A Burrows, D Johnston

and R Zimmermann (eds) Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of

Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (Oxford, 2013)

Assignation (Edinburgh, 2008)


Standing Junior Counsel to HMRC

Fellow, European Law Institute

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Glasgow

Former Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and

International Private Law, Hamburg