Frances Coulson

Frances Coulson
Managing and Client Services Partner


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7612 7706

Facsimile: +44 (0)20 7436 4663

Practice Areas

  • Head of Insolvency
  • Head of Litigation


  • 1986: Qualified as a Solicitor
  • Chester College of Law, Solicitor’s Final Examinations
  • 1983: King’s College,London University, LLB (Hons)


Ms. Coulson is a founding partner of ShawnCoulson International Lawyers, heading the London office. She is the Head of Insolvency and Business Recovery, running a substantial team of insolvency specialists. She undertakes most areas of personal and corporate insolvency, specializing in contentious insolvency especially cases involving fraud, as well as provisional liquidations and injunctive work.  Ms. Coulson is a regular speaker in the UK and abroad on insolvency and practice management.  Ms. Coulson is fluent in French.


  • 2011-12 President of R3
  • R3 Policy Group, Member
  • Chairman of the Appeal Committee at ACCA
  • Insolvency Law Evaluation Panel at the Insolvency Service, Member
  • CBI Insolvency Panel, Member
  • Insol, Member
  • IBA, Member