Ross is particularly known for his regulatory dispute experience through acting for governing bodies, sports teams and individuals across various areas including anti-corruption, anti-doping, contractual, disciplinary, safeguarding and selection disputes. Ross regularly acts as lead advocate for his clients in their disputes.

Ross has strong experience acting on all contentious regulatory matters, particularly integrity issues such as anti-corruption and anti-doping.

Onside Law
  • Location

    London

  • Skills

    Regulatory, Dispute Resolution

  • Previous Clubs

    Macfarlanes

  • Specialisms

    Anti-doping, anti-corruption, disciplinary, investigations, safeguarding, selection disputes.

Highlights include acting for World Rugby as its lead advocate on its anti-doping caseload, acting for the International Tennis Integrity Agency in around 60 proceedings under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program including before CAS on several occasions and advising the England and Wales Cricket Board in relation to its regulatory investigations involving racism in cricket.

Ross has strong experience acting on independent investigations into sports regulatory matters most notably for the British Horseracing Authority. He has provided advice in relation to the independent review regarding child sex abuse allegations in football and advised INEOS Grenadiers and one of its riders in successfully defending UCI disciplinary proceedings.

Ross is a qualified solicitor advocate and also sits on the Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, the Sport Resolutions pro bono panel and the England Boxing National Disciplinary Panel.

Ross once thought he’d scored an identical goal to Zidane’s famous Champions League final goal only for the opposing school’s B team goalkeeper to tip it round the post.