Miranda Moore QC

1983 (QC 2003)


Miranda’s practice includes complex, often high-profile litigation and she has particular experience in the conduct of cases where Electronic Presentation of Evidence is utilised. She was involved in some of the leading carousel fraud cases including R v May and has continued to be instructed by the SFO in some of their high profile cases. Recently prosecuting R v Ronnie and others the fraud arising from the JJB sports investigation. She acts on behalf of a variety of clients from private individuals and organisations to government agencies. She both defends and prosecutes in major criminal proceedings including murders and rapes and also provides advice on cyber-crime and digital forensics.

She consistently rates very highly in the legal directories. She is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2014.

Specialist areas

  • Serious Crime, including business crime and fraud
  • Cases involving the vulnerable (including child abuse and mercy killings)
  • Murder/manslaughter
  • Historic sexual allegations
  • Medical/dental fraud
  • Hi Tech and cyber crime

Serious Crime

She acts for both the prosecution and the defence in cases concerning serious crime including business crime and fraud. She has a detailed knowledge of the investigatory process and has worked at close quarters with the police and other agencies in lengthy and high profile investigations often involving multi-agency and international elements. She is security cleared and has considerable experience of dealing with sensitive material in the context of criminal investigations and trial. Her experience with computer generated documentation facilitates a comprehensive review of used and unused material which has proved decisive in at least one major fraud where she was defending.

Cases involving the vulnerable

After long experience as a junior dealing with cases involving sexual offences and children, Miranda is recognised as one of the leading female practitioners in the area of the vulnerable (both as defendant and victim). She has worked with registered intermediaries .Acting both for the prosecution and defence she not only deals with the young or those with special requirements in the Court system but she has recently been instructed in cases involving the elderly, so called “mercy killings”. She has experience in “shaken baby” cases involving the much commented upon Triad of symptoms.


She has experience in all varieties of murder, from those involving very young gang members (R v Bangura and Walters, R v Blake) to cases involving provocation and diminished responsibility. In recent years she has undertaken cases involving joint enterprise and the role of secondary offenders as well as appearing in a string of well publicised “mercy killing” cases (such as R v Mungal and R v Inglis). She has a wealth of experience with forensic matters, including firearms having been instructed for many years by the Metropolitan police in the licensing of firearms.

Medical/Dental fraud

Miranda was instructed by the MHRA in the Seroxat enquiry and has recently worked with the NHS Protect fraud division in relation to dental fraud (R v Joyce Trail), she will continue to work with them advising in this emerging area. She spoke at the National Investigation Service conference..

Hi tech and cyber crime

Miranda worked with the Hi Tech crime unit from its inception. She has been involved in cases of computer hacking and telecom interception. Instructed on the test case on Operation Ore (R v O’Shea) she successfully argued for the integrity of the digital data before the Court of Appeal. She sits on the Home Office Digital Forensics Group set up to investigate and recommend a regulatory structure to this area of forensic science. She lectures on the subject to practitioners (including F3) and law enforcement. She advises on the subject and her expertise has proved invaluable in the myriad of fraud cases that she undertakes.

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Miranda Moore QC
Miranda Moore QC

Specialist Areas

  • Computer and Hi-Tech Crime
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Business Crime & Financial Services
  • Serious Sexual Offences
  • General Crime



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