Leading North Yorkshire law firm McCormicks Solicitors has again led the way for Harrogate and North Yorkshire-based practices with recommendations in 18 areas of law in the newly-published UK Legal 500.
Senior Partner Peter McCormick said:
Positive recommendations in one of the leading guides to the legal profession are always pleasing, particularly because they follow research with clients and fellow professionals, which is testament to the hard work of our team, the trust placed in it by clients and the high regard that our competitors have for us.
The firm wins mention as a regional heavyweight, with Peter McCormick ranked as a “Leading Individual” and described as “well known in the region for his sports practice”. He is included in the list of “Leading Individuals” for Sports Law in both Yorkshire and London. He is also ranked in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list – the Legal 500’s
guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.
Expertise in Sports Law wins praise for the firm, with the guide stating: “McCormicks stands out as the go-to firm and market leader in the field, led by the outstanding and savvy lawyer Peter McCormick.” Philip Edmondson, who works alongside Peter McCormick, is described as a “consummate professional”.
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 Sports Law and Media and Entertainment Law in Yorkshire and the Humber.
There are 21 individual recommendations for seven solicitors at McCormicks, with a total of 12 for Peter McCormick; two for Partner Geoff Rogers; three for Commercial Litigation specialist Philip Edmondson; and one each for head of Private Client Elaine Lightfoot; employment lawyer Neil Goodrum; and Crime and Fraud lawyers, Helen Taylor and Peter Minnikin.
Overall, McCormicks is recommended for all 18 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); 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).