Ed is a specialist Commercial and Property practitioner, with particular expertise in:
Ed has recently been awarded an overall Distinction for the prestigious King’s College London MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. This included achieving distinctions in “Construction Technology for Lawyers” and his dissertation “Transparency in International Commercial Arbitration: How Far Has it Come and Should it go Further?”
He has a busy court practice, appearing in the High Court, County Court and various Tribunals on a near daily basis. He provides advice and drafts legal documents in all his practice areas. He is also licensed to act for members of the public and SMEs directly and is authorised to conduct litigation. This means Ed can provide “cradle to grave” legal services. His litigation “ticket” is particularly useful for urgent applications when instructed by both solicitors or members of the public.
Outside of work Ed enjoys obstacle course racing and triathlon. He has been a Tough Mudder season pass holder, has completed numerous open waters swims including the Strait of Gibraltar and now concentrates on the Ironman 70.3 distance He is President of the Oxford Young Professional Society and is passionate about music, playing double bass and piano.
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Ed has advised and appeared in Court on behalf of businesses and individuals on a diverse range of matters including:
His practice includes advising, drafting documents and representation at hearings in the High Court and County Court.
Ed has had recent success in the High Court in the preparation and presentation of an ex parte injunction to restrain advertisement. On the return hearing he successfully argued for the petition to be dismissed and achieved costs recovery in excess of 95% of the costs claimed.
Ed predominantly acts in claims for and against professionals involved in property transactions or development (Solicitors, Architects, Surveyors etc.).
Ed has advised and acted in cases arising from:
Ed also has experience of solicitors’ negligence in respect of personal injury claims including:
Energy & Utilities
Ed acts on behalf of both providers and consumers in relation to energy and telecommunications contracts and has dealt with claims involving:
Ed’s previously wide civil practice, encompassing insolvency, personal injury, property and commercial matters, means he is excellently placed to deal with energy and utility claims involving multiple legal aspects.
Ed has extensive Property Law experience:
Recent cases include:
• Successfully defending proceedings in the FTT challenging the reasonableness of two s.20 major works service charges, together with dismissal of a £60,000 claim for set off against service charges.
• Successful proceedings for relief from forfeiture with respect to the lease of roof space for the placement of solar panels. Ed also secured a costs order in the tenant’s favour.
• Advice on the enforceability of, and potential to remove, a restrictive covenant to enable a change of use from commercial to residential.
• Successful application to amend a suspended possession order to impose further terms.
Ed acts in a range of general contractual matters regarding the sale of goods, supply of services, consumer credit and debt recovery. He regularly conducts claims involving issues such as agency, construction/interpretation of contracts, misrepresentation, conflict of laws and arbitration or mediation clauses. Ed also has experience of partnerships, limited liability partnerships and acts for petitioners and debtors in commercial and personal insolvency actions.He has an extensive understanding of credit hire and subrogated claims on behalf of insurers, with an in depth knowledge of the relevant statutes and case law.
Recent cases of note:
• A complex case in the TCC involving the “upseating” of coaches.
• A case involving in depth analysis of the British Standards relevant to the manufacture of Insulated Glazing Units.
• A successful ex parte injunction and subsequent substantive proceedings for breach of a non-disclosure agreement and misappropriation of confidential business information.
• A successful ex parte injunction and return hearing to restrain the presentation of a winding up petition for a haulage company.
Ed is regularly instructed on residential construction disputes and is looking to expand his practice into commercial construction work. He was recently awarded a Distinction for the prestigious King’s College London MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
His previous cases include:
- Ground/piling works
- Design and fabrication of the steel framework for a residential property
- Renovation and extension of a residential property
- Construction of a new build residential property
Ed has also successfully mediated residential construction disputes.
Professional Qualifications & Appointments
“Ed is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He listened to our concerns and acted on them, keeping us informed as and when required. His professional expertise was invaluable and resulted in a positive and good outcome for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending him. (Adverse Posession and Easements matter)”
Carol Crowley Public Access Client
“I found Ed very professional and knowledgeable yet personable and easy to deal with. Ed got to the heart of the issue and helped clients to achieve what they wanted most. (Landlord and Tenant trial)”
Rhoda Honey Kitsons LLP
“I think (Ed Ross) did a great job on the particulars and the reply. There were some complicating factors in relation to liability and causation, but Ed was able to cut through it and plead a compelling case. Ed understood the issues and was a pleasure to work with. (Professional Negligence pleadings) ”
Steen Cooper Lyons Davidson
“We have instructed Ed Ross a number of times over the years, and on various matters including some complex construction matters, various property-related matters and general commercial disputes. I have always found him very thorough, extremely helpful, and good with clients. He is also able to engage meaningfully with the judiciary, which can be a real bonus.”
Richard Davies Kendall & Davies