Higher rights for Harrogate solicitor

Solicitor Peter Minnkin of leading Harrogate law firm McCormicks can now appear in Courts up to the Supreme Court after gaining the Higher Courts (Criminal Proceedings) qualification.

Senior Associate Peter is a member of McCormicks’ Corporate Crime and Risk team and has particular expertise dealing with substantial and high profile cases, working closely with QCs and other Counsel. He has represented clients charged with the most serious offences, including serious fraud, drugs cases, violence and sexual offences.



He appears regularly in the Magistrates’ Courts and police stations to represent clients in respect of the full range of criminal and motoring offences

Peter handled one of the leading Computer Misuse Act cases, which set the precedent for “ethical hacking” in this country.

Peter Minnikin of McCormicks Solicitors
Peter Minnikin of McCormicks Solicitors

He also deals with a portfolio of Regulatory work, including representing clients in disciplinary proceedings brought by professional bodies, such as solicitors, accountants, pharmacists, doctors and sporting bodies and individuals.

Senior Partner Peter McCormick said:

The areas of Criminal law, and particularly Regulatory work, grow ever more complex and it is a tribute to Peter’s expertise that he can now appear in the very highest courts.

McCormicks is rated equal first for its Crime work in Yorkshire by the latest edition of the leading legal guide, Chambers UK, and Mr Minnikin also wins an individual recommendation in the same field from the UK Legal 500.


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