Gabrielle has specialised in representing claimants in clinical negligence cases for 19 years. She has significant experience of acting in High Court litigation for clients with catastrophic injuries arising out of medical treatment, including success at trial in a cauda equina case.

She has acted on claims involving delayed diagnosis of spinal cord compression causing tetraplegia; missed diagnosis of spinal infection leading to paraplegia; mismanagement during surgical procedures; late diagnosis of spinal tumour; failure to obtain proper consent causing brain injury; failure to diagnose symptoms of cauda equina syndrome; and fatal accidents. A number of her cases have involved multiple defendants.


  • Achieved seven-figure settlement for a client who sustained paraplegia following spinal surgery in which spinal cord monitoring had not been used.
  • Obtained seven-figure settlement with annual lifetime payments, in a claim concerning surgery, alleged not to be required, during which spinal injuries were sustained.
  • Obtained seven-figure settlement with annual lifetime payments in a claim concerning delayed diagnosis of spinal tumour.
  • Trial in a cauda equina case in which our client was successful in establishing that her GP breached his duty of care and failed to refer her to hospital.


Gabrielle has been ranked in Chambers and Partners for the last 12 years and Legal 500 for five years.

In Chambers, Gabrielle is included as a Star Associate and her strengths described as: “Gabrielle is a dedicated individual – her attention to detail and professionalism is exceptional. She is very, very thoughtful about her cases and she never misses anything”.

In Legal 500, Gabrielle is ranked as Rising Star and recommended at the senior associate level: “Gabrielle Ross is particularly outstanding. She is a dedicated individual with exceptional talent. She is organised, perceptive and explores avenues within claims which others would likely bypass. She leaves no stone unturned and is a credit to her firm and profession”.


Gabrielle joined Stewarts in 2010 from Irwin Mitchell. She became an associate at Stewarts in 2012 and a senior associate in 2015.

Accreditations and Memberships

Gabrielle has achieved Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation and she is Accredited as a Litigator by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). She is a member of the Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society.

Publications and Media

Gabrielle has presented on the topic of running a clinical negligence claim and interim payments. She has had press coverage of her cases. Gabrielle has also forged Stewarts’ partnership with Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF).


Gabrielle enjoys theatre and music and has stage managed theatre productions, and has also directed. She is a former Trustee of Leeds Mencap.