Lisa Boyd > Cleaver Fulton Rankin > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Cleaver Fulton Rankin
Northern Ireland
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Work Department

Procurement; dispute resolution; construction; project finance and PFI.


Lisa is a partner/director in the litigation department of Cleaver Fulton Rankin and heads the Procurement Unit. Whilst her expertise spans a number of practice areas including dispute resolution, mortgage repossession, construction, and PFI/PPP her particular focus is contentious and non-contentious procurement law. Lisa advises a range of clients including public bodies, companies and private indivduals.


Having completed her training contract with Cleaver Fulton Rankin, Lisa was admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in 2006. She was made partner in 2012. Current directorships: Cleaver Fulton Rankin, Director. Publications of note: Lisa has published several articles on a variety of legal issues in the local press and business magazines, including the Belfast Telegraph and Northern Builder. Lisa is also regularly invited to give lectures on construction law topics to architectural students at Ulster University. Lisa also regularly delivers procurement seminars externally for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), amongst others.


English, French and Spanish.


Law Society of Northern Ireland (2004 – Present); Law Society of England and Wales (2010 – Present); Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association (2004 – Present); Associate Member of the Federation of Tax Advisors (2007 – 2010); Fellow Member of the Federation of Tax Advisors (2010 – 2012); International Project Finance Association (2007 – 2009); Belfast Solicitors Association (2004 – present); Procurement Lawyers Association (2010 – 2011).


Queen’s University Belfast (BSc (Hons) Mathematics, 2002); Queen’s University Belfast (BLegSci (Hons), 2004); Queen’s University Belfast (Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (Distinction), 2006); Nottingham University (Postgraduate Certificate in Public Procurement and Policy, 2012).

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Real estate > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Lisa BoydCleaver Fulton Rankin

Cleaver Fulton Rankin runs the gamut of contentious and non-contentious construction work, but is particularly known for representing public bodies including regional colleges and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Patrick Fleming is described as‘the best construction lawyer in NI’ whose ‘knowledge of construction contracts is unsurpassed’. Lisa Boyd adds another dimension to the practice with her joint expertise in both construction and procurement matters. Aaron Moore is particularly strong in professional negligence disputes, most notably in dilapidation claims.

Northern Ireland > Dispute resolution

Cleaver Fulton Rankin excels in real estate and construction disputes, fielding a team of strong litigators, adjudicators and mediators. Practice head Patrick Fleming focuses on construction and procurement disputes, counting the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as a key client. Managing director Jonathan Forrester is also adept at construction litigation, and has carved an additional niche in representing charities and social enterprises, often working alongside fellow construction disputes specialist Lisa Boyd. Also highly recommended is insolvency expert Jeanette Donohoe who has represented financial institutions including HSBC, Bank of Ireland and Danske Bank.