Jeanette Donohoe > Cleaver Fulton Rankin > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Cleaver Fulton Rankin
Northern Ireland
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Work Department

Insolvency and corporate restructuring, dispute resolution.


Jeanette is a partner/director in the dispute resolution department and heads up the insolvency and business restructuring team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin. She specialises in providing advice in all areas of Insolvency, corporate recovery, banking litigation and enforcement of security acting on behalf of banks and lending institutions, supervisors, fixed charge receivers, administrators, receivers, liquidators and trustees in contentious and non-contentious matters. She also has a specialism in administering the disposal of properties which arise from all areas of insolvency. Jeanette’s clients include HSBC Bank PLC, Ulster Bank Limited, Bank of Ireland (UK) Plc, Invest NI, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, BDO, Grant Thornton, McCambridge Duffy LLP, PKF-FPM, HNH Group, Keenan CF and Cavanagh Kelly.


Trained Cleaver Fulton Rankin; qualified 2005; solicitor at Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2005-07; associate at Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2007-09; partner/director at Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2009 – present. Publications of note: Jeanette has published several articles on a variety of legal issues in the local press including the Belfast Telegraph, the Irish News and Ambition Magazine. She was shortlisted in the best in professional services category in the 2015 Women in Business Awards. She was also listed as a top 40 under 40 in 2015 Business First Magazine.


Association of Business Recovery Professionals; Law Society of Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association.


Queens University Belfast (LLB Honours Law and Accounting Degree); Queens University Belfast, Certificate in Professional Studies (Distinction); Professional I and II Qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Cleaver Fulton Rankin‘s ‘excellent’ team advise on a broad range of matters, including corporate and financial restructuring, security reviews, distressed loan transactions, bankruptcies and voluntary arrangements. The department offers multidisciplinary service and has an aptitude for both contentious and non-contentious insolvencies. Team leader Jeanette Donohoe is an insolvency specialist experienced in advising banks, creditors, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners. Stephen Cross is also active in the department, and advises on the enforceability of security and on the realisation of assets. Associates Maria McNally and Rachel Kelly are other key team members.