The Private Client Team

August 9, 2013

At Cleaver Fulton Rankin we have one of the largest Private Client teams in Northern Ireland. Private client lawyers work with individuals and families, providing legal advice on a wide variety of matters such as trusts, taxation, estate management, wills and testamentary issues. People often have a misconception that these services are only relevant to the very wealthy, but our clients vary greatly in terms of both age and wealth.

For example, we regularly advise on the range of issues affecting elderly clients, such as means assessments for nursing care and the appointment of attorneys or controllers to manage their financial affairs. Our family lawyers can also advise on issues around separation and divorce and indeed on pre-nuptial agreements which are becoming ever more popular.

Our main objective is to provide sound advice to our clients which will help protect, build and maintain family wealth. We also act as professional executors and trustees for our clients and have recently established a trust company, Cleaver Fulton Rankin Trustees Limited, for this purpose.

In the rare circumstances where families fall into disagreement over a will or trust, our specialist litigation team can act on behalf of clients in bringing or defending a claim.

Our dedicated lawyers have a wealth of experience and are well used to handling sensitive and often complex affairs. We keep up to date with changing legislation and best practice and my fellow Director Alastair Rankin and myself are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners which is widely regarded to be the leading professional association for professionals working in this area. In addition we have strong relationships with other professional advisors including accountants and financial advisors to ensure that our clients receive positive solutions tailored to their individual circumstances.

If you would like further information please give us a call on: 028 9024 3141 and speak to one of the team or visit our website: