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Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Real Estate Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Northern IrelandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Prominent team undertaking a variety of real estate disputes, including landlord and tenant issues, adverse possession claims and breach of covenant cases. Regularly acts on high-profile and complex matters for private individuals, developers, large corporates and financial institutions, among other clients. Deep industry-specific understanding of the banking sector, with additional expertise acting for retail and energy clients. Also noted for its handling of alternative dispute resolution, offering a number of experienced mediators.

Strengths

A client says: "They are quite a team - so good, really responsive and on the ball. With them you feel they really have your back."

A source says Cleaver Fulton Rankin has a "great backroom team that can take direction and documents, and are really on the ball."

A commentator reports: "They very quickly put the client at ease."

Work highlights

Instructed by a property developer in defending High Court proceedings issued by owners of a property adjoining the client's development site. The neighbouring property has the benefit of a right of way across the client's land that was not registered and therefore unknown to the client.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Moore regularly acts on behalf of clients operating in a range of sectors, including telecommunications, education and retail. He has experience handling various real estate disputes, including breach of covenant, professional negligence and dilapidations claims.

Jonathan Forrester handles disputes pertaining to commercial leases and development projects, as well as liability claims for social housing, retail and sports sector clients. He is also adept at assisting with cases involving applications before the Lands Tribunal.
"A consummate professional who you know is on your side. It's complicated material and you know he's going to protect your interests."


Patrick Fleming represents clients in a wide range of property disputes, including landlord and tenant cases and adverse possession claims. He has strong expertise in property cases related to the leisure and retail sectors.

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Overview

The Real Estate Litigation department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin is led by Director, Patrick Fleming.  The team represents a broad Real Estate Litigation practice having acted on behalf of a diverse range of clients from local, national and multinational companies to property developers and commercial tenants.

In addition to real estate litigation, the team also specialise in dispute resolution, construction, procurement, professional negligence, private client, charities/social enterprises, defamation, enforcement of security, contentious banking, commercial litigation, IPR & technology, debt recovery and competition/EU.

Managing Director, Jonathan Forrester and Directors Aaron Moore and Michael King are trained mediators having completed the Institute of Professional Legal Studies Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation Training Course; Director, Lisa Boyd has a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Procurement and Policy; Associate Solicitors, Rachael Gamble and Maria McNally are also accredited mediators; and Directors, Patrick Fleming and Aaron Moore have completed the RICS Diploma in Adjudication in the Construction Industry and are qualified Adjudicators.

Members

Fleming, Patrick (Head of Department)

Forrester, Jonathan

Gamble, Rachael

King, Michael

McClimonds, Anna

Moore, Aaron

Real Estate Litigation

Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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Location

50 Bedford Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT2 7FW

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Northern Ireland

Real Estate Litigation


Aaron Moore
Band 2
Jonathan Forrester
Band 1
Patrick Fleming
Band 2