Firm Profile > Moon Beever > London , England

Moon Beever

Debt recovery Tier 1

Moon Beever's team is noted for its utilities sector debt collection expertise, assisting major suppliers on volume and specialist work, including cases of energy theft. It also handles consumer and commercial collections for financial services clients. Senior partner Frances Coulson heads the overall business recovery department, while other key figures include financial litigation expert Graham McPhie and utilities litigator Charles Robinson.

Leading individuals


The team communicates and responds to queries and advice in a timely manner.

Charles Robinson has a vast understanding of the B2B utility sector, both operationally and legally.

The team works well together.

Key clients

British Gas Trading

Orsted Energy Sales UK

Fraud: civil Tier 5

Moon Beever advises on insolvency, litigation, fraud and debt recovery, often involving multiple jurisdictions. It acts for foreign and domestic insolvency practitioners, high-net-worth individuals, SMEs, business owners and managers, and directors. Frances Coulson heads the team and has a particular focus on commercial litigation, specialising in contentious insolvency, especially cases involving fraud and injunctive relief. Christina Fitzgerald and Robert Paterson joined from Shakespeare Martineau LLP and Gowling WLG respectively, and associate Ian Rees joined from HMRC Sols.


‘Personal service’.

‘Extremely experienced ‘.


‘Frances Coulson is experienced, commercial and always thinking about reciprocity’.

Key clients


British Gas

Grant Thornton UK LLP



Mazars LLP

CVR Global LLP

Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 5

Moon Beever acts for a variety of UK and non-UK clients including high-net-worth individuals, SMEs, business owners/managers and the elderly on all aspects of wills, trusts and the administration of estates, as well as on personal and trusts taxation. Other areas of expertise lie in the creation and administration of charities and the administration of testate and intestate estates. It has a particular expertise in older unadministered estates or estates where there are missing or unknown beneficiaries. Richard Boulding heads the team.


The whole team has huge experience with probate and intestacy.

‘Richard Boulding  has huge experience, with an aptitude for getting the right solutions.

Moon Beever, a notable leader in Insolvency and Litigation, acts for a wide range of prominent private and commercial clients as well as central and local government agencies. With offices in London and Essex, the firm also has strong European and International links thanks to its connections with ShawnCoulson International Lawyers, a group of international law firms, and also through InsolEurope and Insol International and the International Bar Association.

Originally in the 19th and early 20th Century, Moon Beever was an almost wholly private client and property firm, it has, since the 1980’s, developed a full range of commercial legal service offerings to its client base including insolvency, litigation, employment, property and corporate. Whilst still a ‘small firm’ in partner numbers, the size of the insolvency team rivals that of many much larger London firms.

Other than offering exceptional legal expertise, the firm is also known for producing a well-attended complimentary seminar and events programme. Moon Beever also works hard to ensure clients fully understand the market and are kept up to date via carefully crafted e-newsletter schedules.

The firm: The client base includes major public and private companies in the financial, manufacturing and retail sectors, as well as other clients such as government departments, small businesses and individuals. Intuitive technology means that all clients can be offered full file access and instruction online as well as 24/7 contact.

Types of work undertaken: Insolvency is a notable strength of the firm in corporate and personal areas, as well as cross-border, and also has particular specialisms in insolvency and litigation actions against directors, partnerships and third parties in fraud actions. Moon Beever also specialises in consumer and commercial debt recovery, and niche insolvency areas such as corporate restructuring, retention of title claims, liquidations, receiverships, corporate voluntary arrangements, administrations and directors’ responsibilities as well as personal insolvency. The firm is particularly well-known for its contentious insolvency, pursuing and defending claims by Office-Holders, Creditors and officers.

Comprehensive company and commercial services include acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses, company and business formations, administration of companies, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, management buy-outs and intellectual property.

Private client expertise include trusts, lasting power of attorney, settlements and wills, estates, tax planning and contentious probate.

Commercial and residential property services cover sale and purchase, property development and funding, acquisitions and sales, landlord and tenant law, planning matters, auctions and tenders, building contracts and property taxation.

Moon Beever can also boast wide experience in employment and partnership law, and has built a significant body of work in this area.

Moon Beever is Lexcel accredited and proud to be a Stonewall Diversity champion.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partner Frances Coulson 02075394114
Managing partner Frances Coulson 02075394114
Commercial litigation Frances Coulson 02075394114
Commercial litigation Edward Saunders 02075394113
Commercial litigation Graham McPhie 02075394116
Commercial litigation Richard Saunders 02075394137
Commercial litigation Charles Robinson 02075394103
Company and commercial Daniel Moore 02075394108
Company and commercial Edward Saunders 02075394113
Debt recovery Frances Coulson 02075394114
Debt recovery Charles Robinson 02075394103
Insolvency Frances Coulson 02075394114
Insolvency Graham McPhie 02075394116
Insolvency James Latham 02075394120
Insolvency Edward Saunders 02075394113
Insolvency Richard Saunders 02075394137
Insolvency Sarah Rushton 02075394147
Insolvency Daniel Addrison 02075394130
Employment law Sarah Rushton 02075394147
Property Daniel Moore 02075394108
Trusts and probate Monika Haidar 02075394100
Intellectual property Edward Saunders 02075394113
Photo Name Position Profile
 Frances Coulson  photo Frances Coulson
 James Latham  photo James Latham
 Graham Mcphie  photo Graham Mcphie
 Daniel Moore  photo Daniel Moore
 Charles Robinson  photo Charles Robinson
 Sarah Rushton  photo Sarah Rushton
 Edward Saunders  photo Edward Saunders
Number of UK partners : 11
Number of other UK fee-earners : 46