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Moon Beever

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Frances Coulson

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Head of insolvency and litigation, senior and managing partner, board trustee fraud advisory partner. Insolvency litigation principal area of practice especially fraud and tax evasion related cases. Michael Rottman (in bankruptcy) (client Louise Brittain, Deloitte LLP), numerous reports connected with this case, involving the defrauding by the Bankrupt of the German government of some €150m; Kerry Katona bankruptcy; numerous fraud cases for various practitioners; DCC Realisations Ltd – first and Upper Tier tribunal case regarding the treatment of duty point on administration (Client T J Bramston, Griffins); Anglo German Breweries Ltd V Chelsea Corporation Inc {2012} EWHC 1481 (Ch); Bannai v Erez Reifman [2013] EWHC 3689 Comm; Jackson and another v Baker Tilly and another (unreported) 10 April 2014.


Partner Moon Beever 1988 to date; President 2011-2012 of R3, the trade body for insolvency professionals; Chairman Appeal Committee ACCA 2006-12; Chair Fraud Group R3 (ongoing). Member of R3 Council & Policy Group, Member of Council of InsolEurope, Commendation from National Crime Agency 2016


Some French.


R3; Insol International; Insol Europe; IBA; ILA; ICM Think Tank; Board Trustee Fraud Advisory Panel; Special Constable National Crime Agency; Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association.


Sheffield High School for Girls GPDST; King’s College, London University (1980 LLB Hons; DIP EC 1991); Chester College of Law (1984).


All things equestrian; opera and theatre; travel, walking; socialising, especially with husband and daughters. Member Carlton Club, Blacksmiths Liveryman, Freeman of City of London.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Moon Beever has ‘a strong industry presence’ and ‘good technical skills’. It advises on a range of multi-jurisdictional civil fraud matters with a focus on debt recovery and insolvency. Clients include British Gas, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Mazars and CVR Global. Frances Coulson heads the team, supported by ‘experienced lawyer’ Richard Saunders, who ‘understands complex issues and is a strong litigator’. Sarah May was promoted to partner.

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London: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Moon Beever's debt recovery team has 'second to none industry knowledge' and for a team structure and IT capability that enables 'cost-effective' recovery work for low-value debts. The group acts for a number of debt collection agencies, a government department and several local authorities, as well as a number of utilities companies, including Centrica, Orsted Energy Sales UK and iSupply Energy. Frances Coulson leads the insolvency and business recovery group and specialises in contentious insolvency matters. With a 'forensic eye for detail', Charles Robinson  is instructed by British Gas Trading on a number of debt recovery issues, including claims for non-payment of electricity charges.

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