Professor Margaret Ross

Professor Margaret Ross
Professor Margaret Ross
Professor Margaret Ross

Emeritus Professor

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School of Law


Professor Margaret Ross is a Scottish lawyer who has blended legal practice with an academic career at the University of Aberdeen, where she also had senior management experience as a Vice Principal.  Margaret’s academic work focusses on legal processes for enhancing access to justice particularly for those who are affected by crime, disputes, family breakdown or mental ill health and she has published on those topics as well as the law of evidence.  She has conducted funded research projects on in-court mediation and on training for tribunals. She is a member of the Scottish Dispute Resolution Network and of the Law Society of Scotland's Regulatory Appeals Committee. She is vice chair of the Fitness to Practise Medicine Committee of the University of Aberdeen. Her teaching and research degree supervision/examining has included Evidence, Dispute Resolution, Family Law, Civil and Criminal Procedure, Shariah Law (families) and Gendering Violence. She retired from her full-time Professorial post in August 2020 and in now Professor Emerita.  


  • LLB Law 
    1979 - University of Aberdeen 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

CV attached. MR_CV_April_2021.doc 

External Memberships

Member, Regulatory Appeals Committee, Law Society of Scotland, 2019-

Solicitor Member (non-practising), Law Society of Scotland

Chair of Council, St Margaret's School for Girls, Aberdeen

Vice Convenor, Fitness to Practice Committee for Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen/NHS Grampian

Member, Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

and see CV attached to Internal Memberships section