Kathryn Collie > Cleaver Fulton Rankin > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Cleaver Fulton Rankin
Northern Ireland
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Work Department

Real estate, PFI/PPP projects and insolvency


Kathryn is a Director in the Real Estate team of Cleaver Fulton Rankin. Her depth of expertise and significant experience in all aspects of non-contentious commercial property sets her apart in the market. Her interests lie particularly with commercial development, the retail sector, acting for both local and national preservation charities and projects work, both on behalf of clients in Northern Ireland and also in England and Wales (where she is qualified to practice).

Kathryn is experienced in dealing with complex disposal and acquisition transactions as well as leading teams of solicitors where required, in dealing with major projects. Kathryn also has experience in providing advice to leading financial institutions and also for administrators in preparing property portfolios for sale and the sale of the assets themselves. She has been a key player in some of Northern Ireland’s largest retail and private sector developments.


Trained Ashurst Morris Crisp, London; qualified 1990; assistant solicitor Ashurst Morris Crisp, London, 1990-98; associate Cleaver Fulton Rankin 1998-2001; partner/director Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2001 to date.


Law Society of Northern Ireland (1998 – Present); Law Society of England and Wales (1990 – Present); Committee Member of the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers Association (2005 – Present).


Robinson College, Cambridge (1986 MA Hons, Law); Guildford Law School (1986-87).

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Real estate > Commercial property

(Hall of Fame)

Kathryn CollieCleaver Fulton Rankin

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has a ‘good solid real estate team‘, which is notably adept in the retail, manufacturing, telecoms, leisure and hospitality sectors. The firm is also a major player in the energy industry, with it having advised clients on large-scale solar and wind energy projects in Northern Ireland. Other cornerstones of the practice include residential and commercial development work, and the firm is also prominent in major office lettings in Belfast and further afield in Northern Ireland. The client base includes public sector bodies, developers, housing associations, household-name retailers and investment funds. Department head Joe Marley works with Kathryn Collie who is skilled in acquisitions and disposals of development land, as well as commercial leasing, among other matters. Alan McAlister and associate Shane Conlan are also recommended.