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.
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.
The Legal 500 2020 ranked Gabrielle as a ‘Rising Star’, describing her as follows:
“Gabrielle Ross has an unbelievable eye for detail and leaves no stone unturned for her clients: she is a future star”
“Gabrielle Ross is outstanding in her knowledge of my case; I can ask her anything and she can recall facts of my case in a flash. She is also very patient and explains things in a way I can understand.’”
Previously Gabrielle was described in The Legal 500 as ‘very able and intelligent’ senior associate who is singled out for her ‘first-rate client care’.
Chambers describes Gabrielle as follows:
“Gabrielle Ross is noted for her strong experience in spinal injury claims involving issues of causation and quantum. Clients say: She is very good at explaining things, always very quick to respond to any questions and has a very good memory of case details.”
“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 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. 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).