Moritz graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2012 and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in 2016, having achieved a distinction in the Legal Practice Course. Prior to joining Atkins Thomson, Moritz trained and qualified at a highly-regarded media litigation firm in London.
Moritz has considerable experience in all types of media litigation and dispute resolution, including defamation, privacy, harassment and data protection matters. During his career, he has assisted on a variety of cases, including pre and post publication disputes against publishers and broadcasters representing claimants and defendants, individuals and corporations, and has experience in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court. Moritz was also part of the Claimant’s legal team in PJS -v- News Group Newspapers (the first case in which the Supreme Court has given Judgment on an interim application restraining a breach of privacy).
Moritz was part of the legal team working on two cases against Google which established the so-called ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ in England and Wales.
Following the trial, the Court ordered Google to delist search results regarding a man’s past conviction when conducting a search against his name, upholding his claim for breach of data protection rights and misuse of private information.
Moritz is bilingual in English and German.