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Jeanette Donohoe

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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Insolvency and corporate restructuring, dispute resolution.


Jeanette is a partner/director in the dispute resolution department and heads up the insolvency and business restructuring team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin. She specialises in providing advice in all areas of Insolvency, corporate recovery, banking litigation and enforcement of security acting on behalf of banks and lending institutions, supervisors, fixed charge receivers, administrators, receivers, liquidators and trustees in contentious and non-contentious matters. She also has a specialism in administering the disposal of properties which arise from all areas of insolvency. Jeanette’s clients include HSBC Bank PLC, Ulster Bank Limited, Bank of Ireland (UK) Plc, Invest NI, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, BDO, Grant Thornton, McCambridge Duffy LLP, PKF-FPM, HNH Group, Keenan CF and Cavanagh Kelly.


Trained Cleaver Fulton Rankin; qualified 2005; solicitor at Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2005-07; associate at Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2007-09; partner/director at Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2009 – present. Publications of note: Jeanette has published several articles on a variety of legal issues in the local press including the Belfast Telegraph, the Irish News and Ambition Magazine. She was shortlisted in the best in professional services category in the 2015 Women in Business Awards. She was also listed as a top 40 under 40 in 2015 Business First Magazine.


Association of Business Recovery Professionals; Law Society of Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association.


Queens University Belfast (LLB Honours Law and Accounting Degree); Queens University Belfast, Certificate in Professional Studies (Distinction); Professional I and II Qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Northern Ireland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Jeanette Donohoe - Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has a solid track record advising administrators, company directors and banks on a broad range of insolvency proceedings, including the appointment of fixed charge receivers, administrations, and voluntary and involuntary bankruptcies. In a key mandate, ‘direct and to-the-point’ practice head Jeanette Donohoe led advice to Engage Commercial, which was handling the recovery of several multimillion-pound loans after it acquired a loan portfolio from AIB Bank, on issuing an administration application to a defaulting borrower who was challenging the validity of the entire loan sale. Other key clients include Ernst & Young, which the firm is advising on its appointment as administrator of Cloghogue Enterprises, former owner of a business park in Newry. Ulster Bank, HSBC Bank and Keenan Corporate Finance are also included in the firm’s client base. Caitriona Morgan, who was recently promoted to associate director, is ‘exceptionally knowledgeable on all corporate and personal insolvency matters, as well as being very well organised, and is an excellent ally in a litigation battle’.

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