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The firm has been ranked in 20 practice areas in Chambers, with 6 departments ranked ‘Band 1’, and 24 lawyer rankings, who have been recognised for their legal excellence. Furthermore, Cleaver Fulton Rankin has also been ranked in 12 practice areas in The Legal 500, with 6 practice areas recognised as Top Tier, and 11 Leading Individual rankings. The 2020 rankings demonstrate the excellence and expertise of the firm’s team of multidisciplinary legal professionals.
In addition, Chairman and Director, Karen Blair and Directors, Stephen Cross and Kathryn Collie have recently been recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, as elite leading lawyers. The Legal 500 Hall of Fame recognises lawyers on a global basis for their continued excellence.
Chambers and Partners carry out comprehensive research into the top firms in Northern Ireland every year, assessing their technical legal ability; commercial vision and business understanding; diligence; depth of team; and professional conduct. Practice areas and individual lawyers are ranked based on the qualities of the lawyers within their team, and the effectiveness and capability of the department.
The Legal 500 analyses the capabilities of law firms, assessing practice areas and individual lawyers in over 150 jurisdictions. The firms recognised in the rankings, are those that provide the most innovative and cutting edge advice. The comprehensive research process is based on over 300,000 client testimonials, submissions from law firms, interviews with leading practice lawyers, and a dedicated & expert team of researchers.