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Cleaver Fulton Rankin Recognised in Legal 500 Guide

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors

9th Oct 2023

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been recognised as a leading law firm in Northern Ireland in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK Legal Directory Guide.

The Legal 500 is a leading guide to law firms in the UK, recognising practice areas and solicitors for their legal expertise through detailed analysis of submissions and referee interviews.

Receiving a total of 12 rankings across key practise areas, Cleaver Fulton Rankin also gained excellent feedback from clients in the 2024 Guide:

“The team is exceptionally hard-working and cannot do enough for their clients. As a large firm, they are well resourced and have access to a wealth of talent that many other firms can often be deficient in.”

“The team had the right mix of being super approachable and professional. They were able to explain things in layman’s terms with ease, were always available at short notice, and protected my company massively.”

‘Expert knowledge, excellent response time, excellent client management and always available.’

The Legal 500 assesses practice areas and solicitors according to criteria such as strong technical ability, prestigious clients, credibility, in-depth capability, capacity of the biggest transactions/cases, market share, investment in the future of the practice, strength in associated areas, reputation, commitment to technology and perception in the market.

This year, Cleaver Fulton Rankin retained its Tier 1 ranking firm for its Dispute ResolutionCommercial Property and Private Client practice areas.

In addition, the firm received 18 lawyer rankings, with recognitions across The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, Leading Individuals, and Next Generation Partners. Leading individuals are described as true market leaders, with exceptional widespread recognition from their peers and clients.

Director and Head of Private Client, Michael Graham, was also newly appointed to the Hall of Fame, alongside fellow Directors Stephen CrossKaren BlairKathryn Collie and Paul McBride. The Legal 500 Hall of Fame is an exclusive list of lawyers who are recognised for being at the very top of their profession.

Some team highlights from our clients in this year’s guide include:

 “I find the Cleaver Fulton Rankin private client team unique in Northern Ireland, with a dedicated team dealing exclusively with private clients wills, trusts, long term care planning and probate.”

“The real estate team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin is second to none. In our view, they are the best out there. They have a large team but are well represented at all levels. There is talent evident throughout the team, from their partners to junior solicitors. They clearly only recruit and retain the very best talent.”

“A truly exceptional [Employment] team, incredibly knowledgeable, they are all encompassing in their advice and very aware of the practicalities of the commercial workplace.”

As part of this extensive research process, Cleaver Fulton Rankin would like to extend our thanks to our clients and contacts for their continued support.

Pictured: Michael Graham, Director & Head of Private Client at Cleaver Fulton Rankin