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Following his retirement at the end of this term, former Chief Bankruptcy Registrar, Stephen Baister, is joining Moon Beever solicitors with effect from November, meanwhile taking a well-earned break. 


His specific experience and expertise, as well as his language skills will add particular value to clients. Whilst he will take on other roles, Moon Beever is delighted that he has chosen their firm as solicitors he can relish working with.

Stephen is a popular and highly-respected figure in the insolvency industry. A former solicitor and insolvency practitioner, he practised as a litigator specialising in insolvency and financial litigation, much of it for German clients. He was appointed as a Bankruptcy Registrar of the High Court in 1996 and Chief Bankruptcy Registrar in 2004 where he served with integrity. He is also President of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.

Moon Beever is ranked among leading legal firms for an expanding range of services, and has a high profile and strong track record for its insolvency and litigation department, headed by Managing Partner Frances Coulson. “We are delighted Stephen has chosen to bring his expertise and experience to our team,” she said. “His presence reinforces what is a core practice area for Moon Beever and comes after a year of significant developments including the hallmark Jyske Bank case in Gibraltar and an increase in work with international clients.”

Stephen Baister said, “I have considerable respect for Frances who chairs the R3 Fraud Panel and it will be a pleasure for me to work closely with her and the team at Moon Beever. I look forward to contributing to the reputation and success of this growing and highly-regarded firm.”

Moon Beever is ranked in the Legal 500 for civil fraud, debt recovery, private client work in tax, trusts and probate and commercial property. Established in 1851 in Lincoln’s Inn, the company’s London base is supported by back office operations in Essex close to Stansted.


Standout firm known for its personal insolvency work for clients including private companies, individuals and governmental institutions. Frequently acts for insolvency practitioners, assisting with the realisation of assets, both in the UK and abroad.

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