Philip Edmondson with Peter McCormick

McCormicks celebrate following UK Legal 500 recommendations

2 October 2014

Harrogate law firm, McCormicks Solicitors is celebrating another record year for recommendations in a leading guide to the legal profession.

The practice is recommended in a total of 19 areas of law in the newly-published UK Legal 500.

Senior Partner Peter McCormick said: This is a terrific result for our team who have worked hard to guide our clients through the difficult economic times of recent years, particularly in an era which has seen significant changes in terms of publicly-funded work and has necessitated a change of approach in some sectors.

The firm wins mention as a regional heavyweight while Peter McCormick is included in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list, the guide’s recommendations for outstanding lawyers nationwide, and as a “Leading Individual” for Sport in both London and Yorkshire and the Humber.

The practice is the only Harrogate firm recommended in nine of the legal disciplines and wins two recommendations in the London section of the guide for its work in Sports Law and Mediation. McCormicks retains its first-place ranking for Sport Law and Media and Entertainment Law in Yorkshire and the Humber.

There are individual recommendations for eight solicitors at McCormicks, with a total of ten for Peter McCormick; two for Partner Geoff Rogers; two for Commercial Litigation specialist Philip Edmondson; two for head of Private Client Elaine Lightfoot; two for employment lawyer Neil Goodrum; and one each for Helen Taylor, Peter Minnikin and Heather Roberts.

Overall, McCormicks is recommended for all 19 of the following: Agriculture and Estates; Charities and Not for Profit; Commercial Litigation; Contentious Trusts and Probate; Corporate and Commercial; Commercial Property; Crime (Fraud); Crime (General; Employment; EU and Competition; Family; Intellectual Property; IT and Telecoms; Media and Entertainment; Mediators (London); Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate; Property Litigation; Sport (Yorkshire and Humber) and Sport (London).

Peter McCormick is described as “sophisticated and shrewd”, the “doyen of football law” and “outstanding” in Sport, where he is assisted by the “very bright” and “modest and charming” Philip Edmondson.

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