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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 5

Moon Beever

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.

Practice head(s):Frances Coulson

Other key lawyers:Christina Fitzgerald; Robert Paterson; Richard Saunders; Edward Saunders; Sara Crystal; Ian Rees


‘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

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London: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 1

Moon Beever

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.

Practice head(s):Frances Coulson

Other key lawyers:Graham McPhie; Charles Robinson


'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

Work highlights

  • Advised on recovery of a significant element of charges accrued over a nine-year period, a substantial element of which would ordinarily have been irrecoverable through limitation.
  • Advised on recovery by a major energy client of £4.5m for stolen gas.
Leading individuals

Charles Robinson - Moon Beever

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London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 5

Moon Beever

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.

Practice head(s):Richard Boulding


'The whole team has huge experience with probate and intestacy.'

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

Work highlights

  • Advising on a case that needed a DNA analysis from the deceased’s body.
  • Assisting its client with capital tax planning in her domicile in South Africa.
  • Advising on a high-net-worth individual’s estate – a well-known British actress.
  • Advising the beneficiary of funds held at court.
  • Advising the administrator of an intestate estate.

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