Frances gained her LLB (Hons) at Kings’ College, London University in 1983. She then attended Chester College of Law to take what were then the Solicitors’ Final Examinations. She has been at Moon Beever where she trained, since 1984, qualifying in 1986, and a partner since 1988, becoming Managing Partner in 2000 and Senior Partner in 2014. She is also a founder partner of ShawnCoulson, an international association, of which Moon Beever is the London office.
She is Head of Insolvency and Litigation at Moon Beever running a substantial team of insolvency and litigation specialists. She undertakes most areas of personal and corporate insolvency, specialising in contentious insolvency especially cases involving fraud, as well as provisional liquidations and injunctive work generally.
She was, until 2012, Chairman of the Appeal Committee at ACCA, with ten years' regulatory experience. She is a member of the Insolvency Law Evaluation Panel at the Insolvency Service, and CBI Insolvency Panel as well as a member of Insol Europe and Insol International, and the IBA and, veering towards the personal, of the NFU, and the Carlton Club.
Frances is a regular speaker in the UK and abroad on insolvency and practice management.
Frances was formerly Chairman of the SPG Committee of R3, the Insolvency trade body representing 97% of licensed insolvency practitioners. She was President of R3 for 2011-2012, and remains a member of its R3 Policy Group. She now chairs the R3 Fraud Group. She is a Board Trustee of the Fraud Advisory Panel, a charity dedicated to anti-fraud work, and a member of the Economic Crime Prevention Group.
She is interested in all things equestrian as are her three daughters and her husband, and spends her free time (such as it is) with her family and other animals, riding and trying to improve her strokes at Real Tennis.
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