Grandmother left paralysed after back surgery
16 July 2018
Gabrielle has significant experience of acting in High Court litigation for clients with catastrophic injuries arising out of medical treatment. She has been recognised in Chambers for demonstrating particular expertise in spinal injury cases. She has specialised in clinical negligence litigation since qualifying in 2004.
Chambers describes Gabrielle as follows:
“Gabrielle Ross garners particular praise for her “incredible attention to detail,” and commentators note that “she works incredibly hard for her clients”
Chambers quotes a client as saying Gabrielle “explains everything every step of the way; if I don’t understand something she will find another way to explain it”.
Another client is quoted in Chambers as saying: “She has an amazing memory for things in my file, is pleasant and makes me feel at home in places where I wouldn’t normally feel so.”
Gabrielle is described in The Legal 500 as ‘very able and intelligent’ senior associate who is singled out for her ‘first-rate client care’.
Gabrielle has acted in cases involving delayed diagnosis of spinal cord compression causing tetraplegia; missed diagnosis of spinal infection leading to paraplegia; mismanagement during surgical procedures; late diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome and failure to obtain proper consent. A number of her cases involve multiple defendants.
Gabrielle joined Stewarts in 2010 from Irwin Mitchell. She became an associate at Stewarts in 2012 and a senior associate in 2015.
Gabrielle has achieved Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation and she is Accredited as a Litigator by APIL. She is a member of the Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society.
Gabrielle enjoys theatre and music and has directed and stage managed local theatre productions. She is also a former Trustee of Leeds Mencap (2009-2014).