Nicholas Moss, Emma Price and Matthew Waszak represented the Ministry of Defence in the fresh inquest into the death of Sean Benton at Deepcut Barracks on 9 June 1995.
The nominated judge-coroner HH Peter Rook QC gave his findings of fact and conclusions on 18 July 2018, evidence having been heard from January to June 2018. The Coroner concluded that Sean’s death was a suicide. He found that Sean fired all the shots himself; no third party was involved.
Nicholas Moss (who did not appear in the original inquest hearings) represented both the Ministry of Defence and Lance Corporal of Horse Kelly in the resumed inquest into the death of LCpl Brynin, who died in October 2013 on active service in Afghanistan.
Nicholas Moss and Emma Price (assisted by Matthew Waszak) represented the Ministry of Defence and two individual servicemen in the further inquest into the death of Cheryl James. Ms James was the second of four trainees to die at Deepcut in the period 1995-2002. The first inquest was quashed on grounds of insufficiency of inquiry.
Discrimination claim in relation to British Locally Engaged Staff / Interpreters in Afghanistan.
Representing the Ministry of Defence in the inquest into the death of a soldier.
Nicholas Moss was Counsel to the Inquest into the death of Khalil Dale, an International Committee of the Red Cross work who was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan.
Judicial Review. Effectiveness of further consultation exercise. Personal Independence Payments replacing DLA.
Police use of Taser. Nicholas Moss was instructed on behalf of the Home Secretary.
Declarations of unlawfulness made in relation to delays in the processing of claims for personal independence payments. Associated human rights claims dismissed. David Barr QC and Nicholas Moss appeared on behalf of the Secretary of State.
Nicholas Moss represented the Lord Chancellor in the challenge to the legality of his decision on the number of contracts for criminal legal aid duty provider work.
Death of 17 year old shortly after release from police custody and court on bail. Instructed on behalf of the CPS.
Complex self-inflicted death in custody, article 2 inquest. Instructed on behalf of Sodexo Justice Services.
Whether urgent injunction seeking secure accommodation appropriate in case of asserted Afghan intelligence agents.
Inquest into the death of a sexual offender in a vulnerable prisoner unit of a Category A prison who was taken hostage and suffocated by another prisoner. Instructed on behalf of NOMS.
Inquest into the death of a Royal Military Police Corporal found hanging at her barracks. Allegations of bullying and overworking explored. Salisbury Coroners Court. Instructed by GLD for a number of service personnel. February 2014.
Inquest into death of Red Arrows pilot, Flt Lt Cunningham; accidental ejection from his Red Arrows jet.
Counsel to the inquiry chaired by Sir Peter Gibson investigating allegations of collusion in the mistreatment and rendition of detainees, particularly British detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
Represented NOMS in the inquest into the death of Raoul Moat’s first victim who was shot shortly after Moat’s release from prison. Instructed on behalf of NOMS.
Police use of Taser. Instructed on behalf of the Home Secretary.
First Junior Counsel to the Inquiry.
Representing a Minister and soldiers (anonymity applications) who were witnesses in the Inquiry into the murder of Northern Ireland Solicitor, Rosemary Nelson.
Representing individual Ministers and Civil Servants who were witnesses in the Inquiry into the murder of LVF prisoner Billy Wright at the Maze Prison.
First Junior Counsel for one of the teams of soldiers and for various government officials.
Representing RAF servicemen called to give evidence at the review.
Disclosure of closed material in control order cases, Art. 6 requirements.
Major statutory public inquiry into the death of an Iraqi civilian and the mistreatment of others by British soldiers in Iraq. Emma Price was instructed as support counsel providing assistance to the lead and junior counsel to the Inquiry, Gerard Elias QC, Nicholas Moss and Patrick Halliday.
House of Lords. Derogation from human rights obligations, allowing detention of non-national suspected international terrorists
20th June 2019
HH Peter Rook QC has today delivered detailed factual findings and a combined narrative and short form conclusion in the fresh inquest into the death of Pte Geoff Gray at Deepcut barracks on 17 September 2001. Nicholas Moss represented the Ministry of Defence and individual soldiers/civil servants, leading Richard Boyle (TGC), Georgina Wolfe and Cicely Hayward (5 Essex Court). The inquest sat for 28 days over 2½ months, and received evidence from 105 witnesses.
1st May 2019
The Infected Blood Inquiry has begun its first evidence phase. Nicholas Moss and Emma Price represent the Department of Health and Social Care, along with Catherine Dobson, and are led by Eleanor Grey QC.
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Settlement of claim: Paul Gambaccini
6th November 2018
Nicholas Moss advised the Crown Prosecution Service in the settlement, reached without admission of liability, with the broadcaster Paul Gambaccini.
10th September 2018
Three members of TGC are in court today for the inquest into the deaths of the five people killed in the Westminster terror attack.
18th July 2018
The nominated judge-coroner HH Peter Rook QC today gave his findings of fact and conclusions in the fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, who died on 9 June 1995 at Deepcut barracks. Nicholas Moss, Emma Price and Matthew Waszak represented the Ministry of Defence.
2nd July 2018
The third Pre-Inquest Review Hearing took place today in the Inquests arising from the deaths in the Westminster Terror Attack of 22 March 2017. Matthew Waszak (instructed by Patrick Maguire of Slater and Gordon) appeared on behalf of Melissa Cochran and Michelle Palmer (who will be represented by Dominic Adamson at the Inquests).
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Fresh Inquest into the death of Sean Benton
26th January 2018
The fresh inquest into the death of Sean Benton, who died at Deepcut Barracks on 9 June 1995, was resumed on 24 January 2018. Nicholas Moss, Emma Price and Matthew Waszak represent the Ministry of Defence. The evidence is expected to be heard between 24 January 2018 and the end of March 2018.
19th September 2017
For the last four years, Chambers has provided a speaker for the PM(A) Strategic Detention Seminar, the Army’s course for detention specialists at the Defence School of Policing and Guarding. This week Nicholas Moss is again an invited speaker, providing a lecture on how the Baha Mousa Inquiry has helped shape Army Detention Policy.
8th May 2017
Nicholas Moss was a guest speaker at the 11th Annual Conference of The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians
Nicholas Moss appointed as Assistant Coroner
1st March 2017
TGC is delighted to announce that Nicholas Moss has been appointed as an Assistant Coroner for Cambridge and Peterborough, under the Senior Coroner David Heming. The post is a part time appointment and Nick continues his full practice in Chambers including in inquests and inquiries.
3rd June 2016
Nicholas Moss and Emma Price (assisted by Matthew Waszak) acted for the Ministry of Defence and two individual soldiers in the fresh inquest into the death of Cheryl James, who died at Deepcut Barracks on 27 November 1995.
9th May 2016
The Court of Appeal today dismissed appeals by two interpreters formerly employed by the British Government in Afghanistan. Nicholas Moss led by Jonathan Swift QC (11KBW) acted for the MOD.
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8th January 2016
Nicholas Moss and William Irwin represent the Ministry of Defence in the inquest into the death of Private Gavin Williams. Sian Reeves represents a significant witness.
4th November 2015
Nicholas Moss and William Irwin are representing the Ministry of Defence
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