Karen Moss has extensive experience of advising investigators in a number of different sectors, including healthcare, the legal profession, including partnership disputes, communications, manufacturing and education.
The investigations with which she has been involved have ranged from straight-forward disciplinaries and grievances, to factually and legally complex, wide-ranging high-stakes cases involving C-suite executives, whistleblowing and discrimination allegations. She has particular expertise in cases involving disabilities or suspected disabilities, especially those involving mental health.
Her skills are in distilling voluminous information into the salient points, being efficient, incisive and comprehensive. Her down-to-earth, practical nature makes her easy to work with.
Widely acclaimed barrister with a tremendous depth of experience handling an array of employment matters including discrimination and whistle-blowing claims. She also expertly represents her clients in breach of contract and confidentiality disputes, and litigation concerning the disclosure of trade secrets.
Strengths: "She's absolutely fantastic with clients and also just gets the legal issues instantly. She is my go-to barrister for absolutely everything because she can turn her hand to anything – she's absolutely incredible." "She routinely impresses me with opinions and her advocacy. She is very quick at cutting through the complex factual background to get to a clear legal view."
Recent work: Acted for the respondent in an appeal brought by an employee who claimed disability discrimination, where the Employment Tribunal had found that he was disabled by reason of difficulty with handwriting.
Chambers UK 2021/Employment - South Eastern Bar - Band 2
"Karen Moss is praised for being 'personable with all clients' and being able to 'put witnesses at ease while keeping them focussed on their evidence'."
‘She is a superstar: a lawyer of the strongest calibre and an excellent advocate with strong cross-examination and client care skills.’
Legal 500 2021 / Employment - South Eastern Circuit - Tier 1 barrister
‘Superb at processing complex matters and cutting through to the core legal and commercial issues in play, her technical knowledge is extensive and impressive.’
Legal 500 2021 / Employment - London Bar - Tier 5 barrister
‘Extremely tenacious in pursuit of her client’s case and their best interests.’
Legal 500 2020 / Employment - South Eastern Circuit - Tier 1 barrister
“Karen provided us with an excellent service in (a number of) cases. One case in particular involved two litigants in person and considerable documentation. The clients were extremely pleased with her handling of what was a sensitive case for them and of the successful result. Her manner with clients was good and put them at their ease. She has also performed well on cases where there was a need for greater intellectual input and skilful advocacy. Her reporting back is excellent. She is backed up by clerking at 3PB which is first class.”
“Karen was outstanding over the two days and secured the very best possible outcome for us.”
“I would also just like to say a massive thank you to you and to congratulate you on the excellent result yesterday, which I put entirely down to you. I am so impressed and I must say you have been a pleasure to work with throughout. I will 100% try and book you for any upcoming hearings I have in the future and cannot recommend you highly enough.”
“your understanding of these matters and the manner in which you conveyed it to what appeared to be the most strict judge ever, was great. Furthermore, your cross examination of the cohort of (claimants) certainly taught them a lesson and was a pretty merry occasion for the three judges who could not contain themselves sometimes at the answers being received as well as the manner in which you had shown these (claimants) to be lying about various if not all statements they had made earlier. You had clearly shown (the first claimant) potentially what would happen to her when her case started and she was very fearful of your attendance at her hearing. Even more so, you obtained a costs hearing and costs against the claimants… Once again our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your assistance.”
"Karen's strategy, foresight in the approach and cross-examination seemed to me to be truly exceptional. I never for one moment expected that the Respondent would seek to settle part way through the hearing, and I am convinced their surprising haste to settle part-way through the hearing was completely due to Karen."
- LLB(Hons) from Sussex University
- BVC at Inns of Court School of Law
- Diplock scholar, Middle Temple
Professional qualifications & appointments
- ELAAS (the Employment Lawyers Appeals Advice Scheme)
- Accredited Mediation Advocate.
- Employment Law Bar Association
- Employment Lawyers Association
Karen Moss is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information