Michael King > Cleaver Fulton Rankin > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Cleaver Fulton Rankin
50 BEDFORD STREET
BELFAST
BT2 7FW
Northern Ireland

Work Department

Intellectual Property; Data Protection; GDPR; Cyber Risk; Litigation

Position

Michael King is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in intellectual property and information law. He regularly advises on cases involving freedom of information and data protection issues. Recently he has been working with organisations on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Career

2004 to 2006 – trainee solicitor, Arthur Cox, Belfast; 2006 to 2010 – associate solicitor, Arthur Cox, Belfast; 2010 to 2012 – assistant solicitor, Cleaver Fulton Rankin, Belfast; 2012 to 2016 – associate solicitor, Cleaver Fulton Rankin, Belfast; 2016 to present- director, Cleaver Fulton Rankin, Belfast.

Memberships

Law Society of Northern Ireland; 2017 – joined the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association as representative for Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

Education

2002 – LLB from Queen’s University of Belfast (2:1); 2003 – LLM in International Human Rights Law from Queen’s University Belfast; 2006 – Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (Distinction) from Queen’s University Belfast; 2006 – admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature in Northern Ireland; 2008 – Postgraduate Certificate in Commercial Intellectual Property (Dip CIP) from Nottingham Trent University; 2010 – admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature in England & Wales; 2012 – qualified as a mediator with Queen’s University Belfast; 2015 – certified as a practitioner in data protection (Pc.dp); 2017 – joined the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association as representative for Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Cleaver Fulton Rankin defends insurers, retailers and public bodies against personal injury claims. Michael King, who leads the team, has extensive experience of both personal injury and medical negligence claims. King is assisted by the ‘very talented and hardworking’ associate Rachael Gamble and associate Marc Kelly, who ‘demonstrates a tactical awareness that belies his years’.