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Cleaver Fulton Rankin
Northern Ireland
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Work Department

Real estate- commercial property, utilities and energy.


Joe is a Director and Head of Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s commercial property department. He acts for a wide variety of clients across all aspects of property law, including commercial leasing, disposals and acquisitions, portfolio management, property finance and development and has particular expertise in the renewable energy, retail and telecoms sectors. Joe’s advises clients from the public and private sectors, including energy and utility companies, renewable developers, telecommunication providers, retailers, banks, local councils and charities.


Trained Cleaver Fulton Rankin; qualified 2004; partner/director in present firm 2012. Publications of note: Joe has published several articles on property law matters in local press and business magazines.


Law Society of Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers Association.


St Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh; Trinity College Dublin (2002 LLB); Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queens University, Belfast (2004).


Sport (increasingly more as a follower than participant these days!)

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Real estate > Commercial property

(Leading individuals)

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin‘s ‘responsive and attentive‘ team is highly active advising local developers on major residential, commercial, hotel and office developments. In addition, it regularly assists investors with the purchase of property assets and advises on large energy sector projects; other areas of expertise include retail, renewables and telecoms. The team includes the ‘well-respectedKathryn Collie; Joe Marley, who provides ‘clear and concise‘ advice; and Alan McAlister, who specialises in city centre developments.

Northern Ireland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy

Cleaver Fulton Rankin‘s wide-ranging client base includes renewable developers, UK and international investment funds, banks, large utilities, system operators and regulatory bodies. The ‘strong‘ team advises on the financing of significant energy projects, high-profile M&A transactions in the energy sector, and regulatory issues. Stephen Cross, who has particular expertise in energy regulation and project finance, leads the team. Karen Blair and Joe Marley handle the planning and real estate aspects of energy transactions.