Morag Ross called to the bar in 2003 and took silk in 2016. She is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh. Her practice is predominantly in public law, including human rights and civil liberties. She has experience in a wide range of public law work and is instructed by both petitioners and respondents. She regularly represents and provides advice to public authorities in judicial review and statutory appeal proceedings. She also has a substantial practice in EU law and has significant experience in public procurement and State aid. She is instructed for the petitioners in the litigation challenging legislation relating to minimum unit pricing for alcohol and, in that capacity, has appeared in the Court of Justice of the European Union. Morag has a particular interest in freedom of information and has represented the Scottish Information Commissioner in a number of cases, including in the Supreme Court. Morag was recently instructed as leading counsel in a case in the Supreme Court involving a human rights challenge to legislation. From 2008 to 2016, she served as Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government and was instructed in a range of complex and high profile cases, including litigation involving assisted suicide and human rights.
In addition to her public law practice, Morag has experience of the Commercial Court and is regularly instructed on behalf of major commercial interests in contractual and other disputes.