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Ross Whalley


Ross Whalley is a partner in the personal injury department.

Ross is a partner specialising in personal injury.

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

You're an absolute credit to your company, impeccable efficiency with a quite evident touch of class.

Client of Ross

What people say

"I really cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and commitment in keeping me informed."

"You have been concise, organized, detailed and compassionate."

"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

High time for reform of bereavement damages Solicitors Journal 27.6.17

The case for compulsory public liability insurance Solicitor's Journal 14.3.17

Health and safety revolution? Solicitors Journal 29.11.16 

I was really happy to have Leigh Day on my side. Ross Whalley handled my cycling accident claim with professionalism, warmth, and a great deal of skill. He went above and beyond and was an excellent communicator as well as a solicitor. I'm very happy with the outcome they reached on my case.

Client of Ross

News and Blogs

News Article
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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.

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Are workers being sent back too early?

As pictures emerged of commuters crowding back on to public transport on their return to work on May 13, occupational injury lawyer Ross Whalley asks if employees are being sent back too early, before proper Covid-safe precautions can be put in place.

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Legal rights and coronavirus: Safety protections for transport workers

With the effects of the coronavirus continuing to impact our daily lives, particularly for those classed as key workers, we aim to provide useful discussion of your legal rights. Workplace injury solicitor Ross Whalley discusses the safety precautions which should be considered for those keeping our transport networks going.