Cleaver Fulton Rankin is a full service law firm, with a team of specialists in Product Liability and Contractual Disputes who regularly advise local, national, and international clients on a wide spectrum of matters. When we are asked to resolve disputes, our clients rely on our commercial awareness, experience and commitment to achieving their objectives.We are one of a very few local firms who are experienced in, and have the resources to manage, large scale, complex and high profile litigation involving, on occasion, class actions.

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Areas of Expertise

Our Product Liability Team is headed by two directors and is experienced, committed and formidable. We offer clients an unrivalled array of services and possess extensive specialist knowledge in this area. We have advised on the following:

  • Manufacturing defects in the automotive industry
  • Product Recalls
  • Product defects in the white goods industry
  • Modification of Plant and Machinery
  • Automated Processes
  • Importation Lines
  • Commercial and Contractual Disputes
  • Liability under s.75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974

Why Us?

The product liability team is headed by Patrick Fleming which is one of the largest, most experienced and successful in NI.

Patrick has been referred to as a, “standout performer in the field”, and Director Jonathan Forrester has been acknowledged as a, “truly excellent litigator”.

The product liability team is known for taking ownership of our clients’ complex legal issues. It is also known for being well established in the local market. The firm has over 100 years of heritage as an established and independent local Practice.

Our fee earners are renowned for their niche practice areas. Commentators have noted that the team is, “very responsive, provide a first rate service and is excellent at negotiating”.

Notable Clients

We currently act for leading manufacturers in the Automotive Industry, Nautical Industry, White Goods Industry, Controlled Manufacturing Industry and Plant and Machinery Manufacturers in the defence of high value, complex and technical disputes.