Mr Simon Ross > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers

Work Department

Personal Injury


Simon is an experienced personal injury practitioner. He is dual-qualified and practised as a solicitor for many years before transferring to the Bar in 2004. Simon was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2010 and has recently been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown by the Attorney General (Panel A). He continues to be recognised as a leading individual in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for his personal injury practice.

Simon has an extremely busy practice and is experienced in advising and representing parties at trial in all aspects of personal injury work including road traffic accidents, employers’ liability claims, fatal accidents, occupational illness and clinical negligence.

Simon provides bespoke in-house training on all issues of personal injury law, procedure, strategy and costs.

Simon also has experience handling professional negligence cases where the underlying claim is a personal injury matter; these types of cases were within his area of specialism when in practice as a solicitor.

Simon is repeatedly instructed by leading firms that specialise in disease work. His experience includes deafness, work related upper limb disorders and asbestosis.

He has also acted in claims concerning more obscure illnesses, for example, he recently successfully represented a claimant who had developed Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis following exposure to fungal spores in his workplace. He has also advised in a complex claim concerning an individual diagnosed with toxic encephalopathy, multiple sensitivity syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity.

Simon is particularly skilled in dealing with complex procedural issues and is often instructed to provide written advice and/or to attend on appeals concerning questions of civil procedure or costs.


Called 1999


Personal Injury Bar Assocation
Professional Negligence Bar Association


LLB (Hons)
Post Grad Dip Law (ICSL)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Simon RossExchange ChambersSimon is an accomplished advocate who provides straightforward, clear advice. He is also very personable, and good at establishing client rapport.

Exchange Chambers‘ personal injury team has established experience in handling a range of high-value, complex cases, including fatal accidents, life-changing injuries, industrial disease and catastrophic brain and spinal injuries. Pankaj Madan is regularly sought after by claimant and defendant firms for his expertise in catastrophic brain injuries, and has notable strength in cases involving subtle brain injuries. Simon Ross provides ‘clear, concise advice‘ on a broad spectrum of personal injury matters, including road traffic accidents, occupational disease claims and fatal accidents. Paul Kirtley is ‘very approachable‘ and is ‘very experienced in catastrophic injury work‘.