Christopher Moss

Year of call:
2021
Email:
christopher.moss@39essex.com

Clerks:
+44 (0)20 7832 1111

As a pupil, Christopher is acquiring experience across Chambers’ core practice areas. He commenced his second-six in March 2022 and accepts instructions across all chambers practice areas

Planning and Environment


During pupillage, Christopher was involved in a variety of planning and environmental law matters including:

  • Resisting a series of judicial reviews to a major housing development on the outskirts of Canterbury;
  • Assisting on a challenge in the High Court to a local authority’s grant of planning permission for a site in a special area of conservation on the basis that the authority had failed to properly consider the impact of development on nitrogen depositions;
  • Advising a homeowner on the enforceability of a restrictive covenant in the context of a planning dispute;
  • Advising a chain of companies owning a major renewable energy site on liability under the Electricity Act 1989;
  • Preparing an application to the High Court seeking a declaration as to the proper interpretation of a statute governing the management of a public park in the context of a proposed major development.

Civil Liability


During pupillage, Christopher gained experience of drafting statements of case, schedules, advices and legal research on a variety of matters including:

  • Conducting research for Neil Block QC on the legal framework of Fatal Accidents Claims pre-1976;
  • Drafting pleadings and schedules/counter-schedules of loss in personal injury, fatal accidents and clinical negligence matters;
  • Advising a school on whether they were liable for personal injury suffered by a pupil during a PE lesson;
  • Drafting a counter schedule and advising on parameters for settlement in a road traffic accident claim pleaded at over £3 million;
  • Assisting in the preparation of a clinical negligence trial, focussing on whether informed consent was obtained from the claimant, including by drafting a supplementary skeleton argument responding to a legal point raised by the claimant.

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Christopher's Practice Areas


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