Cleaver Fulton Rankin Announces Series of Director Appointments

Cleaver Fulton Rankin Announces Series of Director Appointments

Commercial law firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of four new directors.

In recognition of their exceptional achievements and dedication to delivering excellent client service, lawyers Anna McClimonds and Brendan Martyn have been promoted from Associate Director to Director. Anna McClimonds, Director in the Dispute Resolution department, joined Cleaver Fulton Rankin in 2011 and advises on a range of commercial litigation matters including contractual disputes, debt recovery, contentious construction, and procurement.

Director, Brendan Martyn, is a Planning & Environmental Law specialist who is qualified to practice in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England & Wales. Brendan acts for both public and private sector clients across the renewables, minerals and waste sectors and has specialist expertise in planning, renewable energy, and commercial development projects.

Directors, Patrick O’Hanlon and Stuart Sproule were recruited to the law firm in September 2022. Patrick joined Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Commercial Real Estate team from a national law firm and brings with him over 15 years’ experience in the Property industry with specialisms in acquisitions, disposals, property finance, leasing and structuring development land deals. Stuart is the latest addition to the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team, having most recently worked as in-house Legal Counsel for Danske Bank. Stuart has worked for a number of commercial law firms in both London and Belfast and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, finance and banking, and commercial contracts.

Jonathan Forrester, Managing Director at Cleaver Fulton Rankin, comments:

“We are pleased to announce the appointments of Anna, Brendan, Patrick and Stuart as Directors in our firm. Each brings a wealth of experience in their respective practice areas and they will undoubtedly play a key role in our leadership team as we continue to expand our market-leading legal services and look forward to our 130th year in business.”

Pictured (L-R): Anna McClimonds, Stuart Sproule, Brendan Martyn and Patrick O’Hanlon.  

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