Genevieve Moss

Called:2015 (Inner Temple)

Specialisms:Crime, Employment, Family, Personal Injury

EDUCATION
School of Oriental and African Studies, BA in Law and History (First Class)

BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law (Exemptions Programme)

University of Law, Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)

Karma Nirvana Scholarship (awarded by Kaplan Law School)

 

PRACTICE
Genevieve practises in all areas of common law, with an emphasis on crime, family and civil law.

 

BACKGROUND
Genevieve was offered tenancy following the successful completion of her third-six pupillage in chambers. Prior to joining Thomas More, she undertook her twelve-month pupillage in Bristol with Albion Chambers, where her criminal practice was divided equally between prosecution and defence, and mainly based in the Crown Court. She was also regularly instructed in public and private family law matters, as well as undertaking small claims trials and other civil applications.

 

EXPERIENCE
Crime

Genevieve has a wealth of experience in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts. She both prosecutes and defends.

 

While practising on the circuit (Western), she was most frequently instructed in Crown Court appeals, sentences and mentions and therefore gained considerable experience not usually found among in barristers of her call. Since moving back to London, through carefully considered advice and fierce advocacy, she has achieved numerous acquittals in the Magistrates’ court.

 

The range of criminal matters on which Genevieve has been instructed include:

  • offences against the person (including GBH, ABH, common assault and assault PC);
  • possession of an offensive weapon/blade;
  • public order offences (including racially aggravated);
  • criminal damage;
  • sexual offences;
  • drugs offences;
  • dishonesty offences (including fraud, burglary, robbery, theft and TWOC);
  • driving offences (including drink and drug driving, speeding, and failing to stop);
  • animal cruelty and dangerous dogs;
  • health and safety offences;
  • terrorism;
  • breaches of bail, licence, Community Orders, Suspended Sentence Orders and Non-Molestation Orders.

Genevieve has appeared in the Old Bailey on several occasions, both holding briefs for more senior barristers, and having been specifically requested by the client.

 

Family

Instructed in numerous children matters, Genevieve is completely at ease. In Bristol, she regularly acted for local authorities, guardians and parents in public children cases. In private children matters, she has considerable experience in arguing section 8 applications (including Child Arrangements Orders, Specific Issue Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders). Such applications have included a successful application to prohibit a mother from taking two children to Tunisia in the wake of the Sousse massacre, on which Genevieve acted pro bono. She has also successfully sought an FGM Protection Order.

In cases where domestic violence and child abuse is alleged, Genevieve has acted to prove and disprove allegations in fact-finding hearings. She has also secured and defeated applications for Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders.

 

She has appeared in the High Court to argue jurisdiction in a child abduction case and assisted more senior barristers on such cases.

 

Employment

In her first employment trial, in which she acted pro bono, following two days of legal argument and witness-handling, her two clients were found to have been unfairly dismissed. She returned to represent them at the remedies hearing and achieved an award in excess of their expectations. Genevieve has since acted in other employment cases and currently accepts instructions for claimant or defendant.

 

Civil

Genevieve has a strong track record in personal injury quantum hearings (Stage 3 MOJ’s). She has enjoyed success in several small claims trials, including RTAs, credit hire and landlord and tenant disputes, where her criminal witness-handling skills are an asset. She takes instruction in infant settlement hearings for both sides.

 

Licensing

Genevieve has some experience of licensing and accepts instructions in taxi and premises licensing appeals.


INTERESTS
Outdoor activities, art, gardening, singing and acting.