Timothy Rankin > Cleaver Fulton Rankin > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Cleaver Fulton Rankin
Northern Ireland
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Work Department

Private Client


Tim is Director in the Private Client department. He specialises in the drafting and administration of wills, trusts and estates as well as dealing with capacity issues such as Controllership and Enduring Powers of Attorney. 


Timothy qualified in 2010, having joined Cleaver Fulton Rankin as a trainee in 2008.  He was promoted to Associate in 2013, to Associate Director in 2017 and to Director in November 2019


Timothy has completed all four modules of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Diploma to become a full member of the Northern Ireland branch of STEP.  Timothy was Chair of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association in 2015-16 and was Secretary of the European Young Bar Association in 2014-15.


Tim studied at the University of Manchester and the College of Law, Chester, and qualified to practice in both Northern ireland and England & Wales. 

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

(Rising stars)

Timothy RankinCleaver Fulton Rankin

Cleaver Fulton Rankin fields a team with expertise across the full scope of personal legal matters, with particular aptitude for the administration of private and charitable trusts. Michael Graham has been department head since 2013 and specialises in trusts, tax, the administration of estates, and issues affecting the elderly. Managing Director Jonathan Forrester is singled out for contentious probate and trust litigation. Director Timothy Rankin has significant expertise in trust management.