John Moir

Junior (Called for over seven years)

Year of call: 1993

General information

John was in private practice as a solicitor for 7 years before joining the Bar in 1993.

His primary area of practice is Family Law. He is experienced in all aspects of divorce and cohabitation including financial provision and contact and residence disputes. He has acted for private individuals, public authorities and curators ad litem in cases involving children including Adoptions, Freeing for Adoption, Permanence Orders and Referrals from the Children’s Hearing.

John is also experienced in Regulatory Law. He acts as independent Legal Assessor for both the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Teaching Council for Scotland but is available for instruction before other regulators.

A skilled trial litigator, John is always well prepared. He is a formidable cross-examiner, who also has a reputation for getting the best evidence from both lay and professional witnesses in examination in chief. John has a good way about him with clients. He also works inclusively with instructing agents.

John has experience of litigating complex and lengthy cases, including 4 cases with over 100 days of evidence; 2 without a leader.

Reference from Agent:

I have instructed John Moir for 25 years, he has been my go to Advocate since I first instructed him in 1998 in a particularly difficult and complex Freeing for Adoption case. We were successful, to the extent of being awarded expenses in our favour (against a local authority) with a significant uplift! Since then I have instructed Mr. Moir in numerous cases, from Divorce, Contact/Residence, Mental Health, Children’s Hearing, Disability, Fatal Accident Inquiry and Adoption cases. I’ve found him to be always well prepared, he builds a good relationship with the client and is clear in the approach he intends to take in the case. In court Mr Moir is particularly adept at both examination in chief and cross examination, I was always content that my case was in informed and safe hands.

General Information

  • LL.B – University of Aberdeen

Areas of expertise


T: 0131 260 5654

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Employment Law Conference

Friday 24th May 2024

The Royal Mile, 80 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

Themis Advocates are delighted to invite you to attend our Employment Law Conference on Friday 24th May at the Radisson Blu, High Street, Edinburgh from 1pm-5pm.  The event is free to attend, open to all solicitors, trainees and paralegals and you will be accredited 3 hours CPD.


1300 hrs – Registration & Refreshments

1330 hrsKaterina SteinCase Law Update

1415 hrs – Catherine MacColl – Venturing beyond the contract – the quest for the true agreement in employment relationships

1500 hrs – Refreshment Break

1520 hrsDavid James – Whistleblowing Update

1600 hrsTim Haddow Free Speech and the Workplace

1645 hrs – Conclusion

1700 hrs – Drinks & Canapés to which all attendees are invited

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