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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

Kathryn Collie

Tel:
Work 028 9027 1339
Email:
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Work Department

Real estate, PFI/PPP projects and insolvency

Position

Kathryn is a partner/director in Cleaver Fulton Rankin and specialises in real estate, PFI/PPP projects and insolvency matters. Kathryn deals with all aspects of non contentious commercial property and development work and is used to dealing with complex disposal and acquisition transactions quickly and efficiently. She has specialist knowledge and experience in acting for Trust and Publically funded organisation and has also advised a number of Administrators in connection with property portfolios, including providing title reports prior to disposal of assets and also to dealing with the sale of the assets themselves. Kathryn acts as the lead property solicitor for Whitbread Group Plc in Northern Ireland and also for Northern Ireland Science Park, for whom she has acted since its inception in 1999. Recently, she was involved in the sale and leaseback of the new Concourse Building II to the Belfast Harbour Commissioners and is currently acting on their behalf in connection with the negotiation of a new lease for an Innovation Centre in the North West at the Fort George site, Londonderry.

Career

Trained Ashurst Morris Crisp, London; qualified 1990; assistant solicitor Ashurst Morris Crisp, London, 1990-98; associate Cleaver Fulton Rankin 1998-2001; partner/director Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2001 to date.

Member

Law Society of Northern Ireland (1998 – Present); Law Society of England and Wales (1990 – Present); Committee Member of the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers Association (2005 – Present).

Education

Robinson College, Cambridge (1986 MA Hons, Law); Guildford Law School (1986-87).


Northern Ireland: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Leading individuals

Kathryn Collie - Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Within: Commercial property

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s property practice has ‘good strength in depth’ and provides ‘a professional service’. The group continues to act for investment funds, developers, and retail owners in high-value acquisitions, lease matters and refinancing issues. In a standout mandate in 2017, practice head Joe Marley , who garners praise for his ‘sound commercial acumen’, advised Hewlett Packard on renewing a multimillion-pound lease for premises based in Newtownabbey; this location was strategically important as it was used to host back-up systems for blue chip clients. The matter was heard before the Lands Tribunal due to a dispute with the landlord of the premises, before an agreement favourable to the client was reached. The ‘knowledgeableKathryn Collie is ‘very experienced and looks at the bigger picture’. The ‘thorough and commercially mindedAlan McAlister is noted for his experience in city centre development matters. Associate Nemonie Fulton attracts praise for her 'extensive conveyancing knowledge'.

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