Robert Ross LL.B (Hons)  Barrister and Solicitor

Robert Ross is the founder and director of Composite Law.  Robert is a litigator with a varied and extensive commercial practice, with a particular emphasis on contracts, corporations, insolvency, construction law, securities and inheritance matters.

Robert’s professional experience ranges from commercial debt recoveries involving thousands of dollars to multi-million dollar litigation in the State’s Supreme Court.   Robert also maintains a broad advisory practice, which can be employed to assist clients on matters such as general legal advice or counsel them on regulatory or compliance issues.

Robert is listed as “very popular” on for the readership of his electronic legal publications in Australia.  His work has been republished by the Australian Construction Law Newsletter and he has delivered seminars on topical legal issues, including for the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia, on matters such as the Personal Property Securities Act.

Robert’s professional experience includes having worked for a number of years as a litigator at an established commercial firm in the Perth CBD.  Whilst completing his legal qualifications, he worked for a range of other public and private sector organisations.  Notable among these were the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, the United Kingdom’s Crown Prosecution Service, national law firms in Australia and an international bank in the State of Qatar.

Robert can draw from this diversity of experience when servicing the requirements of individual clients.  His clients have ranged from private individuals and SMEs, to not-for-profit organisations, local government institutions, national banks and companies involved in the State’s energy and resources sector.

In addition to being admitted in Western Australia, Robert is also a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and has experience of conducting litigation in the New South Wales superior courts.



  • How Caterpillars can give you butterflies: a case study insight into the future operation of the PPSA across Australia, the “Maiden Civil” case; 27 July 2013.
  • Paved with good retentions: Enforcement, accessions and retention of title clauses under the Personal Property Securities Act (republished in the Australian Construction Law Newsletter March 2013 edition)
  • Hunting the Phoenix: The ATO’s new powers in respect of Director Penalty Notices; October 2012
  • The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth); February 2012
  • Statutory Demands: Avoiding the wasted costs and disruption of litigating against insolvent companies; November 2011