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Ross Whalley


Ross Whalley is a partner in the personal injury department.

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Ross is a partner specialising in personal injury.

Ross has worked exclusively in the field of personal injury law since 2003.

What our clients say

From my initial enquiry to the successful conclusion of my case my experience with Leigh Day was positive. As my case related to the trauma resulting from an accident it was a difficult time for me but Ross was very understanding giving me the time and advice I needed and ultimately getting me the support I needed to overcome the outcomes of the accident.

Wendy via Trustpilot

What people say

"My solicitor Ross Whalley not only secured a good settlement, but almost more importantly helped me get my life back together. Incredibly trustworthy and thorough." SH via Trustpilot

"After being in the Salisbury Train Crash life got pretty hard. Ross at Leigh Day did everything he could to help me get back on track (pun intended). He was super effiecent and kind. Ross made what I thought was going to be a gruelling time as easy as he could and really helped in my recovery journey. Cannot recommend him and Leigh Day enough." Karl, via Trustpilot

"I would like to take this opportunity to say that I have been enormously impressed by the way you have handled my case. I have felt included every step of the way and you have been professional and diligent throughout."

Legal expertise

Ross has acted for injured claimants in a wide range of cases involving accidents in the workplace, accidents in public places, accidents resulting from defective products, accidents aboard aircraft, accidents on holiday, road traffic accidents, criminal injury and occupational assault claims.

Ross joined the Manchester office of Leigh Day in 2015 to lead a team dealing with personal injury claims on behalf of Trade Union members.

Reported cases

  • Lee v Westminster City Council: Mr Lee received £23,400 for the fractured hand, broken teeth, laceration to his lip and soft tissue injuries sustained when he cycled over a sunken manhole cover in November 2016.
  • Reindl v Roberts: Ms Reindl received £46,500 for the fractures to the shoulder and pelvis and the mild brain injury sustained in a road traffic accident in October 2018. .
  • Anthony Yeats v Craig Adams: Anthony Yeats received £46,875 for the multiple injuries, including to the head and neck, he sustained in a road traffic accident in January 2015. He developed tinnitus and an adjustment disorder involving memory loss, a change in personality and poor concentration.
  • Gemma Clare v Virgin Active UK Ltd 2017: Gemma Clare received £30,000 for the physical and psychological injuries she suffered when a ceiling at a gym collapsed on her in April 2014. All injuries were expected to resolve between 12 and 18 months from the date of the accident.
  • Joe McGrath v Bryana Aimable-Lina 2017: The claimant, a 38-year-old man, received £16,500 for the multiple injuries he sustained in a road traffic accident in October 2015. One injury accelerated the onset of symptoms of a pre-existing degenerative bilateral hip condition by five years.
  • Hayley Berington v Andrew McNeish 2017: The claimant, a 33-year-old woman, received £23,800 for the fractured elbow, laceration to the eye and soft tissue injuries she sustained in a road traffic accident in July 2015. She was left with a permanent loss of between 3 and 5 per cent of elbow function and scarring on the elbow and the eye.

Career: Qualified as a Solicitor at Amelans Solicitors in 2006, before moving to Keoghs LLP in 2008 and then returning to Amelans in 2011.

Education: University of Birmingham 2002, College of Law Chester 2004.

Ross Whalley in the news

What our clients say

I would not have achieved the result I have without the help of Leigh Day, and, in particular, Ross Whalley. Thank you.

Victoria via Trustpilot

News and Blogs

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Construction worker suffers foot injury due to defective equipment

A construction worker whose foot was crushed while working on a building site has secured a six-figure settlement.

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Student suffered foot crush injury during temporary warehouse role

A student who suffered a foot crush injury while working as a temporary warehouse assistant was left unable to walk for several months.

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Lawyer backs Gabriel’s Campaign for Driver Safety for Bolt cab drivers

A leading occupational health and safety lawyer has added his support to a campaign for greater driver safety for cab drivers, launched following the death of Gabriel Bringye.