BiographyIan Moir graduated from Glasgow University in 1991 and has specialised in court work ever since. He has focused principally on criminal defence work, representing clients in courts throughout the country and even submitting appeals to the UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. He also has a keen interest in family matters, Fatal Accident Inquiries and representing people facing problems under the Proceeds of Crime legislation.
Ian and Paul work closely together heading up the criminal and proceeds of crime departments. They will both discuss your case and work together to secure the best outcome for you.
Our Ian Moir heads our team of committed highly trained solicitors and counsel working exclusively on the Sheku Bayoh Inquiry
Ian is also convenor of the Law Society of Scotland's criminal Legal Aid Negotiation Team, dealing with the Scottish Legal Aid Board and the Scottish Government on all issues regarding legal aid.
BiographyPaul joined Moir and Sweeney in December 2013 at associate level in recognition of his experience and ability as a criminal defence solicitor. Having trained at one of the busiest criminal defence practices in the West of Scotland, Paul thereafter broadened his skill set working with a busy firm who also dealt with proceeds of crime cases, family matters and childrens hearings.
Paul and Ian work closely together heading up the criminal and proceeds of crime departments. They will both discuss your case and work together to secure the best outcome for you.
Clients value Paul's straight talking and his honest assessment of their case. Paul has gained a reputation as one of the most sought after and professional criminal lawyers in the West of Scotland.
BiographyDouglas McAllister joins Moir and Sweeney as a consultant. Douglas graduated from Glasgow University in 1995, and since then has worked with a busy Glasgow based practice, specialising in criminal defence work.
Douglas has over 20 years experience of defending clients in courts, at all levels, throughout the country, and has gained a reputation for his skills in conducting criminal trials.
Douglas has a keen interest in local government and holds elected office at West Dunbartonshire Council. A Councillor for over 15 years, Douglas was also Provost of West Dunbartonshire Council from 2012-2017. Douglas has vast experience in regulatory matters gained from chairing the Licensing and Planning Committees at Council.
BiographyMichael O’Neill joined Moir and Sweeney in early 2021. Michael operates from our Parkhead Office. Michael graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 1992. Having completed the Diploma in Legal Practice in 1993, Michael joined Turnbull McCarron as a Trainee Solicitor. As testament to his contribution to the firm and his reputation as a criminal defence practitioner, Michael became a Partner in the Firm in 2003.
Michael has particular interest in criminal law and has defended clients all over Scotland for over 25 years. Michael also has experience advising clients in relation to family law and accident claims. Michael prides himself on diligently preparing all his cases to ensure the best possible result for clients. Michael is known for his straightforward, frank advice.