Moritz qualified as a solicitor in 2016. Prior to joining Atkins Thomson in 2018, he trained and qualified at a highly-regarded media litigation firm in London.
Moritz advises on Defamation, Misuse of Private Information, Data Protection and Harassment Claims (including claims with international aspects). His experience includes acting against national newspapers, search engines, social networks, companies and individuals. He has represented clients in the County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.
Together with Graham Atkins (the firm’s Founding Partner), Moritz obtained significant damages, an apology and a statement in open Court for the former President of the Ukraine for false and defamatory allegations published by the BBC. Moritz was also part of the Claimant’s legal team in PJS -v- News Group Newspapers and successfully represented one of the individuals in the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ case in which the High Court ordered Google to delist search results. He also obtained a settlement for the children of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky in their claim against Associated Newspapers which concerned images published on Mail Online.
Moritz acts for a number of politicians (based here in the UK and abroad), sports and entertainment personalities and a number of high profile Ultra-High Net Worth individuals. He also regularly assists companies in the healthcare sector. Furthermore, he often works closely with clients’ public relations advisors when dealing with urgent reputation and crisis management matters.
Moritz frequently engages in pre-publication work for corporate and individual clients, against a number of publishers and broadcasters, which has resulted in mitigating significant potential harm to clients, by way of amendment to or withdrawal of publications or broadcasts. Finally, Moritz’s Commercial Litigation practice focuses on proceedings involving breach of contract, partnership disputes and/or the recovery of outstanding debts, including insolvency and bankruptcy matters.
Moritz is also bilingual in English and German.