The Projects PFI/PPP team has an established reputation advising on construction, property development and infrastructure projects within PFI and PPP as well as the more traditional procurement methods. The team, led by Director Patrick Fleming, consists of more than 9 experienced Solicitors drawn from our Procurement, Contruction, Property, Banking and Planning teams. We act for a range of clients from SPV bidders and financial institutions to local education boards and councils.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Advising at all stages of the bid process
  • The structuring, financing,construction and operation of PFI and PPP projects
  • Drafting PFI and PPP construction contracts and ancillary documentation
  • Competitive Dialogue
  • Drafting bespoke procurement processes and all the related documentation
  • Negotiation of contracts on behalf of authority and bidders

Leading Clients

  • Land Securities Trillium
  • Titanic Quarter Limited
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Ivywood Colleges Limited
  • Hammersons
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
  • Northern Ireland Science Park

Why Us?

Within PFI and PPP, Cleaver Fulton Rankin is recommended by The Legal 500 stating that Cleaver Fulton Rankin is ‘excellent’. Director Patrick Fleming is described as ‘professional and responsive’.

Our Experience

The team has extensive experience in acting in PFI/PPP both as lead advisors and in conjunction with lawyers from outside Northern Ireland to work as a united team to provide a fully integrated service to clients. Given the spending constraints from the public sector, the PFI market in Northern Ireland has slowed down, however our most recent successes include:

  • Education –preferred bidder, Ivywood Colleges Limited, in the Belfast Metropolitan College PPP Project.
  • E-Workplace Projects –advising a bidder on a significant Government accommodation Project.
  • Lead advisor to The Lyric in the procurement of its new theatre.
  • Lead advisor in the construction aspects of Titanic Belfast.
  • Lead advisor to the Public Records Office NI.
  • Advising a bidder, Land Securities Trillium, in respect of Workplace 2010.