Introducing Cleaver Fulton Rankin - an Expert Commercial Law Firm

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is a leading commercial law firm in Northern Ireland, providing a full legal service to both commercial and individual private clients.

In addition to our excellent Legal Professionals, our commercial law firm includes Marketing, HR, IT, Accounting professionals, and our business support teams. They each play a key strategic role in the development of Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s services and the growth of the business.

Our people work together for you. We collaborate and innovate to drive the commercial law firm forward and ensure a client receives expert advice to achieve all commercial objectives and the best possible results.

An expert commercial law firm network

When necessary we are able to draw on the specialist knowledge of our network. 

We have a close association with Dublin commercial law practice Matheson to provide an all island service for our clients undertaking business throughout Ireland. 

In addition we have established links with many City of London law firms and strategic alliances with international commercial law firms.


The history of our commercial law firm


Established in 1893, our heritage tells a story of great success and growth in the heart of Belfast city centre. Our history is compelling and has played a key role in who Cleaver Fulton Rankin is today.

< Please watch our journey through the decades.


Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s vision is to be known as the most client focused commercial law firm in Northern Ireland. To be recognised as a modern and progressive legal practice that provides innovative solutions for our clients’ complex legal issues.

Our people, clients, heritage and impact on society make us who we are today.

This short video tells the story of who Cleaver Fulton Rankin are today. >


We are agile and ever changing. We understand our clients’ businesses and capitalise upon new opportunities in order to stay ahead of our competitors. In essence, we continue to combine Legal Excellence and Commercial Sense for our clients today and tomorrow.