Insolvency content review group

The content review group is responsible for quality assuring Gazette insolvency content. Our resources are designed to inform and to provide talking points, but should not be taken as constituting advice of any kind.

Frances Coulson

Frances is head of insolvency and business recovery at Moon Beever, and a founder partner of ShawnCoulson, an international association.

She carries out most areas of personal and corporate insolvency, specialising in contentious insolvency, especially cases involving fraud, as well as provisional liquidations and injunctive work generally.Frances is a member of the insolvency law evaluation panel at the Insolvency Service, and CBI insolvency panel, as well as a member of Insol and the IBA. She was appointed as a Board Trustee of the Fraud Advisory Panel in 2013 and is a member of the Economic Crime Prevention Group.

Frances was formerly chairperson of the SPG Committee of R3, and president of R3 in 2011, and now chairs its Fraud Group and remains a member of the R3 Policy Group.

John Baird

John is a partner at Begbies Traynor and has been with the firm since 2004, based in their Glasgow office. He previously worked for KPMG and Wylie & Bisset in Scotland and now heads up Begbies' dedicated personal insolvency team north of the border, Scotland Debt Solutions.

He has a broad range of experience in personal insolvency and has been providing advice related to debts, insolvency and restructuring for over 17 years, being renowned as being extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

Keith Steven

Keith Steven is managing director of KSA Group Ltd and has been rescuing and turning around companies since 1994. 

Keith is a former director of the UK Turnaround Management Association and an associate of the Turnaround Finance Group. He is also the director of Cheswick Capital and is the author of the site  

David Pomeroy

David Pomeroy

David is a partner and head of the restructuring and insolvency team at Ashfords LLP.

He advises on contentious and non-contentious corporate and personal insolvency, and is most frequently found working alongside insolvency practitioners or the management team of a struggling business. 

David is also a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Caroline ClarkCaroline Clark

Caroline is an insolvency practitioner and experienced insolvency compliance consultant. She has an MBA and is the director of RMCSC, providing independent compliance consultancy advice for insolvency practitioners that includes not only insolvency, but anti-money laundering regulation. 

Caroline is a fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3).