In 1994 Ross was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Following a number of years in a successful general law practice in North Queensland Ross chose to specialise in dispute resolution. In 2011 Ross qualified as a Barrister-at-Law. His chambers, Inns of Court – Sunshine Coast is based in Maroochydore and has an 8-person conference room for mediations as well as separate break out rooms. Ross is a nationally accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with over 3000 hours experience in family, workplace and commercial matters.

Professional Profile

You can download a copy of Ross’ 1-page biography here.

Family Law

  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General’s Department since 2009
  • Able to issue Section 60 I Certificates in respect of family dispute resolutions
  • Accredited Mediator under the NMAS (National Mediator Accredited System)
  • Experience as a former Child Support Agency Senior Case Officer who has settled over 700 adjudication decisions
  • Member of the Legal Aid Queensland panel of mediators for more than 15 years
  • Qualified Arbitrator under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

Workplace Mediations and Investigations

  • Inquiry Officer – Department of Defence
  • Executive level mediator – Department of Education
  • Founder of School Disputes – provider of training, mediation and investigation services to the education sector
  • Engaged by top tier legal firms to conduct investigations concerning allegations of unacceptable behaviour by executives

Navy Legal Officer

  • Commander – Royal Australian Navy Reserve (Legal Corps)
  • Formally recognised for twenty years of service
  • Posted to Office of the Inspector General Australian Defence Force to assist with managing complex and sensitive matters relating to military justice


  • Contract lecturer in dispute resolution at University of Queensland, University of the Sunshine Coast and James Cook University (Masters Level)
  • Tutor in Business Law at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Coach on mediation courses conducted by Bond University and the University of Queensland
  • Presenter of more than 15 papers as part of the LawSense/LegalWise seminar series