Ross McKeand SC

Ross is an accredited mediator with LEADR and IAMA and an adjudicator for the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (NSW).

Since his admission to the bar in 1979, Ross has appeared from time to time in the State Industrial Commission, in criminal trials and Supreme Court commercial and corporations cases. He later concentrated on a wide range of construction and engineering, commercial/equity, corporations and trade practices law. The range included civil and mechanical engineering subjects such as mining plant and practices, office towers, apartment buildings, land remediation and commercial banking, mortgages, company, trade practices, professional negligence, conveyancing and bankruptcy matters. He has also been engaged in intentional tort cases such as assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

Ross served in Vietnam in 1970 -71 and then as a legal officer in the Australian Army Reserve and is now on the inactive list with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was appointed as a Judge Advocate and a Defence Force Magistrate in 1988. He also served for several years on NSW Bar Association Library and Technology Committee and the Education Committee and acted as group leader and tutor on the Bar Practice Course for about 7 years.

He annually presents papers at the College of Law and other continuing professional development seminars.