NICK ROSS ( Crime Partner )
Nick obtained an law degree at the University of Central Lancashire and was admitted as a solicitor in 1986. He joined Russell & Russell in the same year.
He became an equity partner in the criminal defence department in 1995 and works from the crime team's Bolton and Manchester offices. In addition to heading up the Crown Court department, Nick is also a Duty Solicitor and a Higher Court Advocate, which he was accredited to in 2005.
Nick specialises in all areas of criminal defence, but spends most days in Crown Court defending high profile clients and cases. Notable cases have included R v Denniston and others, Southwark Crown Ct 2009 – a money laundering trial; R v Hadfield and others, Minshull St Crown Ct 2010 – an 11 week trial regarding conspiracy to supply drugs; R v Daniel Walker, 2012 Liverpool Crown Ct – murder trial and R v Brooks, Inner London Crown Ct, 2017 – £2½ million copyright fraud. Despite dealing with significant cases Nick also has a keen interest in defending motoring offences.
Outside work, Nick likes to spend time with his family, travelling, visiting the theatre, trips to the cinema and appreciating good food. He also enjoys sports, including football and skiing, although his interest is more watching than participating these days.
- The Law Society
- Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA)
- The Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA)
"I would like to thank you all at Russell's and a big thank you to Nick Ross who was nothing but excellent on my representation. A great company with great people and I will never forget how helpful you all were.
"Please pass on to Mr Ross again for my gratitude and I will pass on a highly recommended company to people in need of it comes to that."
“I think Mr Ross performed his duties very well, keeping it simple, but touching on the necessary points of mitigation without overkill.”