Careers

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.

Trainee Recruitment

Recruitment for the Trainee Solicitor Programme is currently closed and will reopen in October 2019.

We intend to recruit 4 Trainees and will hold an Open Evening at our office on Thursday 3 October 2019 commencing at 5:30 to 7:30pm to give you an opportunity to come along and find out a bit more about Cleaver Fulton Rankin and what we offer.

Places are limited for the Open Evening. To reserve your place please contact us by email at info@cfrlaw.co.uk or telephone at 028 9024 3141 by 5pm on Wednesday 2 October 2019.

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.

Vacancies

Please click here to apply for current vacancies.

Residential Property Lawyer

An ambitious and highly motivated Residential Property Lawyer, with 3 years PQE or more, is required for our busy Private Client team with experience in all aspects of residential property transactions including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, and title rectification. Experience in acting for developers would also be an advantage.

Candidates should be able to develop and maintain client and business relationships, excellent communication skills, capable of managing a significant caseload, demonstrate genuine technical experience and high academic credentials, entrepreneurial vision, commercial aptitude, practice developments skills, a strong team ethic and a desire to learn. This role is ideal for someone who is seeking high levels of responsibility in a fast paced environment.

Successful candidates will be joining one of Northern Ireland’s leading law firms and will work on a day to day basis as part of an enthusiastic team. The remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of experience and responsibility involved.

Closing date: 29th September 2019

Senior 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.

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);Successful candidates will be joining one of Northern Ireland’s leading law firms and will work on a day to day basis as part of an enthusiastic team. The remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of experience and responsibility involved.

Closing date: 5th October 2019

Vacancies

Please click here to apply for current vacancies.