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Moira is a well-established practitioner with a specialised practice in family law.

As soon as Moira receives papers she looks at how to obtain the best evidence in order to compose settle the case, relying on her considerable experience in court. Moira’s background includes a degree in international relations, in which she focused on psychology (basic and social), conflict resolution and decision making in a crisis. These skills are important with helping people to make life-changing decisions in stressful circumstances..

Litigation is a stressful experience and putting clients at ease is an important part of helping them to participate in the process.

Moira regards a full trial as the option of last resort.

Family

Moira’s principle areas of expertise are:

  • Financial relief hearings between married couples in the High Court and county court;
  • Financial disputes between cohabitants;
  • Validity of agreements including separation and prenuptial agreements;
  • Claims against the deceased’s estate under the Inheritance Act;
  • Freezing orders to prevent the disposal of assets;
  • International child abduction cases acting for parents and grandparents;
  • Disputes concerning the validity of marriages and nullity;
  • Disputes as to the court’s jurisdiction;
  • Care and wardship cases acting for parents, grandparents and local authorities;
  • Applications to remove children from the jurisdiction;
  • Applications concerning parentage and education.

Qualifications

  • Mediator accredited by the Civil Mediation Council
  • Trained in dispute resolution

Education

  • Holland Park Comprehensive School
  • International relations Bsc (Hons), University College London
  • Barrister , College of Law
  • Journalism Diploma, City University

Hobbies & interests

Politics, tennis and psychology

Seminars

Conducts CPD seminars

Appointments

  • External Examiner Bar Standards Board
  • Director of Accreditation for Resolution

Memberships

Mediation

Moira is available for mediations – either full-day sessions or five sessions of one and a half hours

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