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Ross Forrest

Peebles High School, Scottish Borders Trainee Litigation SolicitorBalfour+Manson


The law affects many different areas of life. This was something Ross quickly discovered when, as a student at Edinburgh University, he volunteered with the local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), a charity which offers free advice to people coping with a wide range of problems.

Ross found it very satisfying to help those struggling with complex legal issues such as employment disputes and personal injury claims.  This reinforced his decision to pursue a career in the law.

After graduating with a law degree, Ross joined the leading law firm Balfour+Manson to complete his training as a solicitor. He worked in both the commercial and employment teams before joining the firm’s litigation department where he now assists colleagues with a wide range of cases.

Ross has also gained valuable experience from appearing regularly at court where he has quickly learned the value of providing colleagues and clients with clear and concise advice on relevant matters.

On qualification as a solicitor, Ross will remain with Balfour + Manson, specialising in civil litigation matters.

Before completing his legal studies, Ross gained an Honours degree in Geography, and was a member of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve where he flew with the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron. The skills and experiences gained in both roles have proved vital in pursuing a career in law.

Outside of work, Ross plays amateur football to a high standard and also regularly takes part in sports events to raise funds for a range of worthwhile causes.