Ross Smith -
Partner, Travel Law & Tourism Claims
T: 0345 357 9500
F: 0345 357 9599
Based in: Kingston-upon-Thames
Holiday Claims, Personal Injury and Road Traffic Accident Claims.
Ross has a niche in Direct Right of Action claims, as well as Montreal Convention and Athens Convention matters. He is skilled in handling foreign road traffic accident claims and possesses an in-depth understanding of the relevant EU Regulations, including 44/2001 and 864/2007 (the Rome II Convention).
As part of his approach to travel law, Ross continuously develops his litigation strategy, utilising a specific problem-solving skillset to find new and inventive approaches to his client's cases.
Ross was made a Partner of Simpson Millar in May 2017, having joined the firm in 2006, and he currently provides leadership to the Travel and Tourism team.
After completing a Master's Degree, Ross commenced his legal career at RAC in Bristol, where he initially worked on legal advice lines for RAC members, before going on to advise the company at their London headquarters.
Having been exposed to many areas of law, Ross chose to focus his efforts on personal injury law, where he would be able to assist people who are genuinely injured to recover compensation and obtain the rehabilitation that they deserve.
In addition to undertaking all forms of accident and illness claims abroad, as part of his leadership role, Ross enjoys being approaching by his colleagues for advice and has established a Mentoring Scheme within the firm to great effect.
Ross has had many notable cases reported in the media, as well as in legal reports. He is known for taking a "no nonsense, get results" approach to travel law, while being approachable and ensuring that he clearly explains the legal process and keeping his clients informed.
Ross enjoys short breaks in Europe, as well as watching sport, particularly live football matches with his 8-year-old daughter. He also loves golf and cricket.
Travel And Tourism Lawyers Association
Ross is recommended by Chambers and Partners UK 2018: Sources continue to highlight senior associate Ross Smith for his handling of direct rights of action against insurers. Sources say: "He understands the requirements of claims and he's also very practical as to how to move a claim forward."
Chambers and Partners 2017
"Described as 'proactive, assertive and informative, Ross Smith excels in bringing direct right of action claims against foreign insurers.
Sources add: I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as he has a very good understanding of claims which have an international element.'"