Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors Belfast

NameCleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors Belfast

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is a leading commercial law practice based in Belfast with established links with many City of London law firms and other national and regional firms.

Headed by Karen Blair the planning and environmental team of 3 full time lawyers, it is at the forefront of this area of law with a wealth of experience in providing legal advice throughout the planning application process, at appeals, inquiries & judicial review.

Experience includes:-

*Lead adviser to George Best Belfast City Airport in respect of its proposal to vary its Planning Agreement.

*Lead adviser to Titanic Quarter Limited in respect of its various planning applications for its mixed use development schemes in the old Belfast ship works site, including the site for the Public Records Office for Northern Ireland, Belfast Metropolitan College and the Titanic Belfast, the Tourist and exhibition facility opened in April 2012.

*Advising the National Trust on its successful planning application for a new Visitors' Centre at the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, which opened in July 2012.

*Advising AES Kilroot Power Limited on planning, environmental and regulatory issues arising from the operation of Kilroot Power Station.

*Advising Scottish Widows Investment Partnership on the planning and environmental aspects arising from their acquisition in late 2013 of an investment site in Newry, Co Down, leased to Tesco Stores for a sum in excess of £30 million, the biggest investment property deal in Northern Ireland in 2013.

Legal Directories Recommendations

Karen is particularly recommended in planning and environmental law in NI.

In Chambers UK she is recognised as a ‘Leader in the Field’ of environment and planning law and described as having ‘a wealth of experience’,‘detailed understanding of the law and great communication skills’, for being ‘highly competent, detailed and very incisive’ and generally for her ‘straightforward, client focused approach’. She is also highly recommended and recognised as an elite ‘leading lawyer’in the Legal 500 Directory with her environmental and planning team rated as ‘Top Tier’.

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Sub-regional Planning

Local & Strategic Planning: Waste Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Conservation: Ancient Monuments

Conservation: Archaeology

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Ecology

Conservation: Historic Building Restoration

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Conservation: World Heritage Sites

Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar

Legal: Public Inquiries

Legal: Advocacy

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Covenants

Legal: Injunctions

Legal: Judicial Review

Legal: Land Tribunals

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

Countryside & Environment: AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Countryside & Environment: Ecological Surveys

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Strategic Environmental Appraisals

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Audits

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: Gypsy / Traveller Sites

Countryside & Environment: Rights of Way

Countryside & Environment: SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest)

Countryside & Environment: Tree Preservation Orders

Countryside & Environment: Wind Farms

Countryside & Environment: Wetlands

Countryside & Environment: Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations)

Countryside & Environment: Coastal Planning

Agriculture: Option Agreements

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Estates

Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Business: Flood Risk Assessments

Business: Offices

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Health Planning: Health Centres

Health Planning: Hospital

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: Light Issues

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Housing: Flood Risk Assessements

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction

Industrial: Mining

Industrial: Oil & Gas

Industrial: Pollution (Air, Water, Noise)

Industrial: Service Industry

Industrial: Telecommunications

Industrial: Mobile Phone Masts

Industrial: Technological Industry

Industrial: Utilities

Industrial: Waste Disposal

Information Technology: Internet

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Contractual Disputes

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 75 Agreements

Probity: Elected Member Training

Research: Environmental Impact Assessment

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Retail Impact Studies

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Cinemas

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Health Clubs

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Stadiums

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Tourism & Leisure: Visitor Management Strategies

Transport: Airports

Transport: Car Parks

Transport: Motorways

Transport: Ports

Transport: Roads

Transport: Trams

Urban Regeneration: Blight

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Urban Regeneration: Compulsory Purchases

Urban Regeneration: PPP (Public & Private Partnerships)

Urban Regeneration: Waterfront Sites

Urban Regeneration: Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Minerals & Waste: Waste Disposal

Minerals & Waste: Minerals/Aggregates Extraction

Minerals & Waste: Quarries

Minerals & Waste: Mining

Minerals & Waste: Waste Recycling

Minerals & Waste: Waste Minimisation

Minerals & Waste: Oil & Gas Exploration

Minerals & Waste: Incineration

Minerals & Waste: Landfill

Local Authority Services: Development Management

Local Authority Services: Local Plan Making

Marine: Conservation

Marine: Energy

Marine: Ports

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Enforcement: Remedial Action

Enforcement: Prosecution

Renewable Energy: Wind Power

Renewable Energy: Tidal Power

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Renewable Energy: Anaerobic Digestion

Employment: Offices

Infrastructure: Health Assessments