Personal injury expert Simon Ross joins Exchange Chambers

Exchange Chambers has expanded in Leeds with the addition of Simon Ross as a new member.

Ross (pictured) joins Exchange Chambers from Zenith Chambers where he was head of the personal injury group.

An experienced personal injury practitioner, Ross is dual qualified and practised as a solicitor for many years before transferring to the Bar in 2004.

He was appointed as a deputy district judge in 2010 and was recently appointed to the attorney general’s panel of junior counsel to the crown.

Ross 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.

He 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, such as his successful representation of a claimant who had developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis following exposure to fungal spores in his workplace.

Ross has also advised in a complex claim concerning an individual diagnosed with toxic encephalopathy, multiple sensitivity syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity.

Commenting on his decision to join Exchange Chambers, Ross said: “I am delighted to join Exchange Chambers—a set with an outstanding reputation in personal injury work.”

“With an ever-growing presence in Leeds, Exchange Chambers’s silks and juniors have an exceptional reputation in handling high value, complex cases involving injuries of the utmost severity, as well as a variety of niche personal injury matters.”

Tom Handley, chief executive officer at Exchange Chambers, said: “Simon is a highly-regarded personal injury practitioner with wide-ranging expertise. His arrival further strengthens our Leeds chambers and our personal injury team across the north.”