Cleaver Fulton Rankin strengthens Banking & Finance Team

Leading commercial law firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin has expanded its Banking & Finance team with the appointment of Director, Sinead Stewart.

With over 17 years’ experience, Sinead advises a wide range of financial institutions and borrowers in relation to general corporate lending, real estate finance, development finance, debt restructurings, distressed real estate projects, and loan portfolio sales. Sinead has previously practiced in London and Birmingham and is qualified to act as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland, England & Wales, and Ireland.

Sinead will work alongside Director and Head of Banking & Finance, Stephen Cross, one of Northern Ireland’s leading advisors in Banking & Finance law. Ranked in The Legal 500’s Hall of Fame for Banking & Finance and Projects, Energy & Natural Resources, Stephen has extensive experience in advising banks, financial institutions, and investors, as well as public sector and government bodies.

The team is also supported by experts in the firm’s Corporate, Real Estate, Construction and Insolvency departments. The strategic development of the firm’s Banking & Finance team has enhanced the department’s breadth of experience and expertise, providing high quality legal services and support to key players in the local and national banking & finance industry.

Sinead’s appointment follows a suite of new hires at the Belfast law firm, which has just celebrated 130 years in business.

Stephen Cross, Director and Head of Banking & Finance, comments: “It is an exciting period of growth and development for our Banking & Finance department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin and we are delighted to welcome Sinead to our team. With specialist expertise and an impressive client portfolio, Sinead is an excellent addition to the firm. Her breadth of experience and deep industry knowledge will be an asset to the future growth of our Banking & Finance department, which will further strengthen our client offering.

Looking ahead to 2024, we plan to further expand our Banking & Finance department as we continue to meet the needs of our impressive client roster, supporting many businesses who are playing a key role in the growth of the Northern Ireland economy.”

Find out more about Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Banking & Finance services here.

Pictured (L-R): Director & Head of Banking & Finance, Stephen Cross; Managing Director, Jonathan Forrester; and Director, Sinead Stewart.


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