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Aaron Moore

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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Dispute Resolution, Mortgages & Re-Mortgages, Commercial Litigation, Contentious Property Disputes.


Aaron is a Partner/Director in Cleaver Fulton Rankin and specializes in Construction, Product Liability, Banking Litigation, Professional Negligence. He advises a range of clients in contested property matters such as Landlord and Tenant disputes, dilapidations, adverse possession, derogation from grant, rent recovery and forfeiture. His Commercial Litigation Practice has significantly grown in recent years. Aaron has a niche Product Liability Practice. He regularly acts for leading automotive manufacturers in the defence of claims brought in Northern Ireland and has an enviable client base. He has recently advised in high value mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Aaron is currently completing the RICS Diploma in Adjudication in the Construction Industry to further his Construction Practice. Aaron primarily acts on behalf of blue chip and high profile retail tenants in his role as Director in the Dispute Resolution Team.


Trained Cleaver Fulton Rankin; qualified 2008; Assistant Solicitor, Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2008-2011; Associate, Cleaver Fulton Rankin, 2011-2015; Partner in present firm 2015.


IPLS certificate in Commercial & Civil Mediation – 2014; RICS Diploma in Adjudication in the Construction Industry – Pending; Law Society of Northern Ireland; British and Irish Commercial Bar Association; Society of Construction Law.


Queen’s University Belfast (2006 2.1 LLB Honours Law); Institute for Professional Legal Studies Queen’s University Belfast (2008 CPLS with Distinction); Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature in Northern Ireland 2008.

Northern Ireland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Cleaver Fulton Rankin ’s ‘excellent’ litigation team is ‘responsive, flexible, accommodating, enthusiastic, hardworking and possesses a strong commercial sense’. Practice head Patrick Fleming (‘shrewd and approachable’) is leading advice to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in an ongoing dispute brought by a contractor concerning an asbestos surveying services contract. In another mandate, Aaron Moore , who is well known for his expertise in property matters, represented the Charles Shiels Charity in a claim against the project architect and building contractor responsible for the design, contract management, redevelopment and refurbishment of 18 charitable houses in Northern Ireland. Fergal Maguire (‘his communication skills are exceptional and his advice is meticulous, clear and easy to follow’) is acting for Victoria Housing Estates in a dispute with three former directors concerning alleged misappropriation of funds worth £20m; this matter is complex as some of the funds were allegedly diverted to a number of associated companies set up by one of the directors and as the client is now registered as a charity, the diverting of assets could be considered actionable. Managing director Jonathan Forrester (‘driven and pragmatic’)  advises on high-value construction disputes, and Michael King has expertise in intellectual property disputes.

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Northern Ireland: Real estate


Within: Construction

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s corporate practice houses a ‘very capable team with sound commercial acumen, expert knowledge and an ability to offer clear advice’, according to clients. It is very well known for handling contentious construction matters and has seen an uptick in non-contentious instructions. Prominent areas of activity for the group in 2017 included infrastructure, housing, education, and leisure projects. In a recent highlight, the firm advised the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on a £3.5bn contract relating to a planned maintenance scheme for 89,000 properties. Practice head Patrick Fleming is praised for being ‘client friendly’ and ‘very hard-working’. Lisa Boyd  is recommended for her ‘real depth of knowledge in procurement and construction cases’; construction litigator Aaron Moore is ‘very sharp and focused’. Associate Julie-Ann McCaffrey-Flynn  is ‘always proactive’, ‘tries her hardest for her clients’, and is singled out for her ‘impressive ability to identify and focus on key issues’.

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