5 Essex Court

Aaron Moss

Call 2013

Police Law

Building on his experience as a Special Sergeant, Aaron frequently represents police forces in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts in applications for, and challenges to, civil Orders including POCA forfeitures, SHPOs and Football Banning Orders, as well as the destruction of dangerous dogs. He appeared for the Police in a recent challenge to dangerous dog legislation (Webb v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary (Secretary of State for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs intervening [2017] EWHC 3311 (Admin)).

He is frequently instructed to defend civil actions against the Police in the County Court, as well as often advising on such cases. He has also appeared on behalf of prison service providers.

He represents the Police in issues of disclosure and PII in Family proceedings, and has experience in relation to issues of National Security. Aaron has also successfully represented a Local Authority applying for a Forced Marriage Protection Order for reasons of capacity.

Aaron often advises on the exercise of operational police powers, and the application of the Police Regulations in cases such as pay and pensions. He is currently instructed by the MPS and the NPCC in relation to payments for CHIS handlers and undercover officers.

He was instructed by the Metropolitan Police in a large disclosure review as part of a sensitive inquiry into the alleged misconduct and criminality of undercover officers, having also carried out disclosure reviews for the Government Legal Department. Aaron is often instructed for LPP sifting following police seizure.