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50 BEDFORD STREET, BELFAST, BT2 7FW, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9024 3141
Fax:
Fax 028 9024 9096
DX:
421 NR BELFAST
Email:
Web:
http://www.cfrlaw.co.uk

Alan McAlister

Tel:
Work 028 9027 1359
Email:
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Work Department

Property, construction and procurement, PFI/PPP projects, landlord and tenant, buying and selling property.

Position

Alan is a partner/director working in the firm’s commercial property department. He has a wealth of expertise in all aspects of commercial law although nowadays he specialises in commercial property both contentious and non-contentious and contractual advices. Alan has been practising law for over 25 years and is an articulate and approachable solicitor who has a creative attitude when it comes to solving client issues. He has advised a number of the largest construction companies in Northern Ireland on construction contract issues and is a good person to turn to for advice regarding the tender process and procurement matters.

Career

John Johnson & Son, Belfast, solicitor 1981-89; J C Taylor & Co Belfast, partner 1989-2000; McGrigors Belfast, partner 2000-12; Cleaver Fulton Rankin, Belfast, partner 2012 to date.

Member

Law Society of Northern Ireland ; Co-opted member of the Library and Information Management Committee of the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

Education

The Queens College, Oxford BA Hons in Jurisprudence; Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queens University Belfast; Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland 1981.


Northern Ireland: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s property practice has ‘good strength in depth’ and provides ‘a professional service’. The group continues to act for investment funds, developers, and retail owners in high-value acquisitions, lease matters and refinancing issues. In a standout mandate in 2017, practice head Joe Marley , who garners praise for his ‘sound commercial acumen’, advised Hewlett Packard on renewing a multimillion-pound lease for premises based in Newtownabbey; this location was strategically important as it was used to host back-up systems for blue chip clients. The matter was heard before the Lands Tribunal due to a dispute with the landlord of the premises, before an agreement favourable to the client was reached. The ‘knowledgeableKathryn Collie is ‘very experienced and looks at the bigger picture’. The ‘thorough and commercially mindedAlan McAlister is noted for his experience in city centre development matters. Associate Nemonie Fulton attracts praise for her 'extensive conveyancing knowledge'.

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