Simon Ross

Call 1999

"Strengths are the ability to provide straightforward clear advice along with a no-nonsense approach that invariably sits well with clients."

The Legal 500 2021
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Costs Litigation

Simon is experienced in handling contentious and non-contentious costs issues arising out of clinical negligence, personal injury and commercial litigation claims.

Simon is dual qualified as a solicitor (non-practising) and barrister. He qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and worked at DAC Beachcroft prior to transferring across to the Bar. Simon has been a Deputy District Judge since 2010.

He is regularly instructed to advise and represent both paying and receiving parties and has experience of:

  • Costs budgeting
  • Detailed Assessments
  • Provisional Assessments
  • Fixed costs disputes
  • Non-party costs orders
  • Wasted costs
  • Exceptions to QOCS
  • Funding
  • Retainers
  • ATE Insurance/additional liabilities
  • Applications for security for costs


  • AM -v- MIB successfully represented the claimant respondent to an appeal which concerned the scope of the exceptions to Qualified One Way Costs Shifting in CPR r.44.15(a) to (c).