Developing talent is a core value of Cleaver Fulton Rankin. People are the backbone of our firm and the service we provide to our clients. We invest in a broad range of development opportunities, for all employees no matter what their role, from specialist practice training for our solicitors to softer business skills for our support team.

Trainee Solicitor Programme –Developing talented legal graduates

The firm presently has 8 Trainees, 4 due to qualify in 2020 and 4 due to qualify in 2021.

At Cleaver Fulton Rankin each trainee is provided with the opportunity to spend a period of 6 months in each of four different department seats. A general induction programme takes place at the beginning of September for each new intake of Trainees and this will be followed up by departmental induction as each Trainee joins a new department.

From day one trainees are exposed to some of the most challenging and interesting commercial legal work and given the opportunity to handle cases, see clients and carry out many of the responsibilities of a solicitor. This fantastic exposure to learning whilst working alongside experienced professionals ensures that our trainees develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to become great lawyers.

As training progresses and through regular reviews our trainees begin to identify their own personal career path within the company and are encouraged to challenge themselves to develop a reputation as a specialist in their chosen area of law.

Recruitment for the Trainee Solicitor Programme is now closed

Summer Placement Scheme

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is delighted to offer university students in their penultimate year of study the opportunity to attend a one week placement at the firm.

The placement position will provide you with an insight into working at a commercial firm, the role of a solicitor, as well as giving you first-hand experience of the court environment.

This scheme is currently closed and will reopen in 2019.


Please click here to apply for current vacancies.

Banking Lawyer

The Banking team are on the panel for almost all the local banks and many international financial institutions, our work covers general business and corporate banking, property finance, acquisition finance, project finance, regulatory advice, capital markets / structured finance in partnership with international firms.

Banking Lawyer- 2 years + PQE

Role: to assist the team to grow and expand, building on existing relationships and bringing specific skills and expertise. Experience working for banks and borrowers in:

  • Real Estate and Development Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Syndicated loan facilities
  • Refinancing / restructuring
  • Securitisations and capital markets
  • Acquisition and corporate finance
  • Cross border lending


Corporate Lawyer

Our corporate/commercial group is continuing to grow and we are recruiting for a senior lawyer to join us. This is a great opportunity for an experienced associate to develop our corporate team. The group handles a full range of corporate/commercial work and the successful candidate will lead negotiations, help to manage the team and personally assist in the business development and marketing of the corporate/commercial offering.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

a qualified solicitor with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience;
a track record in providing corporate/commercial advice to the highest standard;
the entrepreneurial vision and commercial aptitude to grow and develop a corporate team;
a strong team ethic (people management skills preferable but not essential);



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