Northern Builder – Legal Excelence from Cleaver Fulton Rankin

December 1, 2014

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s market-leading team of lawyers deliver comprehensive commercial and practical advice, designed to achieve the most cost efficient result, to a diverse range of corporate clients.


The Construction Team specialises in providing advice across the spectrum of non-contentious matters such as drafting and advising on building contracts, appointments, bonds, novation agreements and collateral warranties. Notable projects include Titanic film studios, Titanic Belfast, PRONI, Lyric Theatre, Northern Ireland Science Park and Lisburn Leisureplex.

Whilst these projects are high value, the team also regularly advise on smaller projects invoking short form standard contracts. On the contentious side, the team also has considerable experience in advising clients on dispute avoidance and handling multi-millionpound dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, litigation and adjudication.

The team has enjoyed recent successes in the enforcement of adjudicator’s decisions through the High Court. In the past year alone, Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been advising clients in not only the Commercial Court but the Court of Appeal and in relation to Supreme Court matters.


The Procurement Team specialises in providing advice to both public and private sector clients throughout all stages of the procurement lifecycle. Not only can the team diligently and commercially defend or initiate procurement challenges, but it can also advise on non-litigious procurement including information to be contained in OJEU notices, clarification queries to be raised at tender stage, competitive dialogue procedures, Freedom of Information requests and the drafting of tender documentation.

The Procurement Team regularly provides advice to the construction industry on clarifications to be raised at tender stage, drafting tender responses and procurement challenges. Due to the cross-over within the team, Cleaver Fulton Rankin is also able to provide advices on any construction contracts to be executed, thus providing a seamless service.

To date, the team has been involved in a number of high profile cases including Northern Irish Waste Services Limited v Northern Ireland Water Limited and the first case of a confidentiality ring in a procurement case in Northern Ireland. In addition, the company has been involved in one guise or another with waste procurements conducted by Arc21, SWaMP and NWRWMG.

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is also proud to be Invest NI’s appointed procurement lawyers and has recently provided them with worldwide procurement advice.

If you would like further information or to find out how we can help you please give us a call on: 028 9024 3141 or visit our website: