Harrogate Lawyer named Sports Lawyer of the Year 2015

Yorkshire’s leading sports lawyer has been named 2015 Sports Lawyer of the Year in England.

Peter McCormick, Senior Partner of McCormicks Solicitors in Harrogate, won the accolade from the Global Law Experts (GLE) website. This is the second year running he has taken the award.

Sports Lawyer of the Year Peter McCormick
Sports Lawyer of the Year Peter McCormick


GLE judges lawyers on a range of criteria including client testimonials, key cases from the past 12 months, legal rankings and overall reputation.

It is the world’s leading online resource for locating specialist legal advisers and received more than 100,000 responses from business directors, in-house legal counsel, independent law firms, high net-worth individuals, Bar associations and visitors to the website to draw up its shortlist for each Award.

Mr McCormick is ranked as one of the leading sports lawyers in the UK by Chambers UK 2016 and the firm also wins recognition for its sports expertise in the latest edition of the UK Legal 500.

In addition to heading McCormicks, he is one of two Premier League members of the F.A. Board and has worked with the Premier League for more than 20 years, including in one of his current roles as Chairman of the Legal Advisory Group.

He is Chairman of the Premier League’s Football Board and a member of the F.A.’s Professional Game Board, the Professional Game Forum, and the F.A. International Committee, members of which represent England in an ambassadorial capacity at matches.



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