After qualifying as a lawyer in 1981, Moira worked at Scottish firm McGrigor Donald for several years. She first became a partner during her time at Kennedys, and enjoyed a 14 year partnership at Field Fisher Waterhouse. When Moira became their managing partner in 2006, she was one of only a few women to manage a leading UK law firm. Under her stewardship, the firm went from strength to strength, with turnover increasing from £60 million to £94 million, and partnership size doubling. Moira also orchestrated and oversaw an ambitious expansion onto the continent, opening offices in Belgium, France and Germany, as well as making strides in pro bono and social responsibility work closer to home – she never forgot her background and strove to help those in similar circumstances to see what it was possible for them to achieve. Moira was diagnosed with cancer and sadly died in 2012, leaving behind a law firm stronger than she found it: her ethos of pairing robust commitment to social mobility with steely and ambitious determination to succeed was imprinted on the firm irrecoverably.