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Aaron specialises in information law (including data protection, GDPR and Freedom of Information) public law, inquests, and inquiries. He is on the Attorney General's C Panel of Civil Counsel and frequently deals with cases of the utmost sensitivity. He acts for private and public organisations of all sizes as well as individuals. He enjoys the variety of his practice.

He is described in Chambers UK 2020, the independent directory, as "absolutely fantastic and - mark my words - will end up as a leading silk in this area. He's a terrific lawyer and a very good advocate who has fantastic judgement." "He knew everything about the case and cut a very impressive figure in it. He'll rise through the ranks very quickly."

Aaron accepts instructions for both advocacy and advisory work. Alongside a busy court practice across England and Wales, Aaron's advisory practice includes matters such as the preparation of Information Sharing Agreements and associated policies.

Before starting practice as a barrister, Aaron was a volunteer police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service.

Aaron aims to respond to all queries via the Portal within 48 hours. He is willing to travel throughout the UK.

Aaron is vetted, and as such often handles documents of the utmost sensitivity.


Data Protection:
Issues of information law and data protection arise throughout Aaron’s practice. He understands the issues presented by the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Examples of Aaron’s recent work include acting for the Home Office in an appeal against a decision of the Information Commissioner, representing a police force in a civil claim for failure to comply with a Subject Access Request, defending a claim concerning the value to be attributed to data which was lost when a computer was unlawfully destroyed, and drafting a data sharing MOU between public sector organisations.

He is currently acting for a police force, defending a privacy claim arising out of the alleged sharing of information with a media organisation prior to the execution of a search warrant. A second current case concerns the release of a witness’s personal details to a suspect.


Inquests:
Recent cases in which Aaron has been instructed include the London Bridge Inquests, the Westminster Bridge Inquests, and the Tunisia Inquests arising from the shooting on the beach at Sousse.

He has experience of acting for bereaved families, police forces, the ambulance service, and advising Coroners and Judges.


Public law
Aaron frequently acts in applications for judicial review, in an advisory capacity, drafting Grounds and appearing in the Administrative Court. Aaron’s recent cases involve the exercise of police powers, the disclosure of information in court proceedings, and the rights of prisoners.


Aaron's reference in the Chambers UK 2020 directory is at https://chambers.com/lawyer/aaron-moss-uk-bar-14:25445773.

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