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50 BEDFORD STREET, BELFAST, BT2 7FW, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9024 3141
Fax:
Fax 028 9024 9096
DX:
421 NR BELFAST
Email:
Web:
http://www.cfrlaw.co.uk

Michael Graham

Tel:
Work 028 9027 1332
Email:
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Work Department

Private client

Position

Michael is the head of Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Private Client Department which offers a full service to clients including wills, administration of estates and trusts, tax planning and matters affecting elderly clients. He also deals with a substantial amount of Office of Care & Protection Work including Controllerships and applications for statutory wills. Michael was instrumental in the formation of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners in November 2007. Michael was Chairman of the branch from 2012 to 2015 and remains on the branch committee. 

Career

Trained Boyd & Hutchinson, London; Qualified 2002; James Murland & Company, Downpatrick, 2003-04; Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2005- to present; partner/director in present firm 2010. Publications of note: Michael has produced articles for a number of different publications and lectures widely on Private Client matters.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales; Law Society of Northern Ireland; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; founder member of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Education

University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1999 LLB (Hons)); University of Northumbria (2000 Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice).


Northern Ireland: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Graham - Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s ‘extremely efficient and knowledgeable’ private client team has expertise across a wide range of matters, including disputes in relation to wills and estates, related tax matters, estate planning, controllership issues and the administration of high-value trusts. The group frequently represents high-net-worth clients in multimillion-pound matters and advises charity clients on estate administration issues. Recent work includes disputes over the validity of wills, the protection of assets for vulnerable recipients and providing cross-border tax advice to high-net-worth clients with assets kept in different jurisdictions. Michael Graham leads the team, which includes managing director Jonathan Forrester, who is highly recommended for his contentious probate and trusts litigation expertise. William Cross retired in October 2017.

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