Moira was called to the Bar in 2000 and has worked within Children Act matters for 16 years. She has developed a reputation for sensitive yet robust representation of clients throughout the spectrum of both Private and Public Law matters. Coming from a psychology background (practicing as an assistant psychologist in Medical and Neuropsychology), Moira is often briefed on behalf of children or parents that are extremely vulnerable, or in cases having detailed expert evidence.
Moira has frequently acted on the instructions of the Official Solicitor and also often on behalf of the child through the Children’s Guardian.
She is sought out by professional clients for her deeply considered approach to clients and for the time taken to listen to them and to articulate their concerns acutely in her advocacy and drafting – giving insightful, robust and realistic advice.
Moira is an experienced negotiator and takes a measured and calm approach to disputes between lay parties. Her cross examination is focused and determined. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal and High Court in cases involving non-accidental death of a child and rape of a child. Her cases often present with challenges over alcohol, drug and mental health issues.
Moira practices as a Family barrister and Mediator and is also Direct Access Accredited. She is frequently sought out and trusted in entrenched private law disputes where a fresh and robust approach is required.