Cleaver Fulton Rankin Strengthens Private Client Team

Cleaver Fulton Rankin's Private Client Team

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has grown its market-leading Private Client team with the hire of two new legal professionals, with further plans to expand later in 2023.

The law firm has recently welcomed Associate, Paula Morrow, and Paralegal, Anna Blakely. Paula, an associate member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), has over 13 years’ PQE and brings specialist expertise in a range of private client matters, including wills & probate and conveyancing. The team’s latest hires follow the appointment of Solicitor, Kirsty McMullan, who specialises in residential property, and Family & Matrimonial Associate, Ryan Elliott, in 2022.

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Private Client team has gained continued recognition in two of the UK’s most prestigious legal directories; the firm is one of only two NI law firms with a Band 1 ranking for Private Wealth Law in the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide, and it also holds a Tier 1 ranking for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate in The Legal 500.

In addition, the firm’s Head of Private Client, Michael Graham, was elected as the All-Ireland Member for the STEP Global Council, a representative and consultative body consisting of between 20 and 30 members appointed by the various STEP Regions – Africa and Arabia, Asia, Australasia, Canada, Europe, Crown Dependencies, Caribbean and Latin America, UK & Ireland and the USA. Michael has previously been Chair of the Northern Ireland STEP Branch, having served 15 years on the Committee. Private Client Director, Timothy Rankin, was also recently elected to the Committee of the NI STEP Branch.

Michael Graham, Director & Head of Private Client at Cleaver Fulton Rankin, comments:

“As our practice continues to go from strength to strength, we are delighted to welcome Paula and Anna to our growing team. Our clients’ best interests are always our highest priority, which is why we continue to invest in the finest legal talent, as well as ongoing training and development for our team. We are committed to delivering the highest standard of private client legal services in Northern Ireland, and we take pride in assisting clients with important legal issues at some of the most critical moments in their lives.”

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Private Client department offers services and assistance with a full range of personal legal matters, from property conveyancing, to divorce & family matters, wills & estates, trusts & tax planning, and more. Find out more about Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Private Client Services here.

[Pictured L-R]: Janet Knox (Paralegal); Timothy Rankin (Director); Ryan Elliott (Associate); Michael Graham (Director & Head of Private Client); Brid McColgan (Associate Director); Kirsty McMullan (Solicitor); Paula Morrow (Associate); Anna Blakely (Paralegal).

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