Alongside his practice at the bar and bench, Professor Moss taught and wrote in the field of corporate insolvency law. His scholarship was incisive and clear, and his books invariably led the field. In the classroom he was equally comfortable addressing matters of substantive law as he was debating “questions of policy and principle”, as he would put it. Students delighted in his deep, historically grounded, knowledge of the law, and of the practical realities of insolvency-related litigation. They thrived under a teaching style that was witty and generous, as if all in the classroom were being willed on to succeed. Professor Moss was equally generous to colleagues. He starred in every insolvency-related conference put on by Faculty members, but he also did much other vital but less visible work – supporting scholarships, examining dissertations, advising on course structure and syllabi, and making himself available to discuss new research ideas. He was hugely respected, and will be greatly missed.
Kristin van Zwieten