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October/November 2016

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Cleaver Fulton Rankin, Belfast, Northern Ireland!
Cleaver Fulton Rankin is one of Northern Ireland’s leading corporate law firms, combining over 100 years of heritage with an innovative approach.  They’re conveniently located in Belfast city centre and employ 17 directors, 12 associates, 14 solicitors and 13 trainees and paralegals with a total staff of approximately 100 people.

They provide a full legal service to both commercial and private clients   Their  main practice areas are: company and commercial law, corporate finance, litigation, property law, projects and private client services. They are also well known for their specialist work in Northern Ireland in construction law, intellectual property, employment, banking, planning and environmental law, corporate recovery, IT and charity law.
Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been ranked [as a leading Northern Irish law firm] across 12 practice areas in The Legal 500 UK 2016, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. Notably, Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been recognised as a ‘stand-out firm’ in The Legal 500 and is ranked top tier in 6 practice areas including Dispute Resolution, Private Client, Commercial Property, Construction, Planning and Environmental and IT and Telecoms. A total of 22 lawyers were recommended and 7 lawyers have been recognised as “Leading Individuals”. The firm has also been highly ranked in an impressive 20 practice areas in annual UK-wide industry rankings, Chambers and Partners 2016, achieving top rank in 7 practice areas including Construction, Environment, Planning, Family/Matrimonial, Licensing, Private Client, and Real Estate Litigation. The UK industry rankings have demonstrated the firm’s wealth of skill and expertise across so many core areas of Law.
Cleaver Fulton Rankin has benefitted as a member of the ILN, in being able to secure international legal advice for a range of its clients, particularly in the Banking and Finance sector.  It has developed close ties with fellow ILN member in the Republic of Ireland, Holmes O’Malley Sexton, which will facilitate ILN members with clients seeking cross-border Irish legal advice.
Full descriptions of Cleaver’s services, expertise, and lawyer profiles are available on their ILN profile.
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Scott Kennedy
Telephone: +44 028 9027 1343
Practice Groups: Corporate Finance & IT
ILN Specialty Groups: Estate Planning; Estates & Trusts
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Stephen Cross
Telephone: +44 028 9027 1323
Practice Groups: Company/Commercial & Banking
ILN Specialty Groups: Energy, Estate Planning; Estates & Trusts
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