The way that leading Harrogate law firm McCormicks cares for its clients wins praise in the latest edition of a leading guide to the legal profession, Chambers UK 2016.
Chambers carries out research with clients and competitors to establish its recommendations and the new guide includes a number of quotes about how well the firm looks after its clients, including: “They give really good client care and they make you feel like their only client”; “The clients are obviously important to the firm and their lawyers do their best to provide a good and timely service”; “They respond, no matter when you call them. They are really reliable in that way – you know they’ll be there”.
McCormicks wins eight recommendations for areas of law in Chambers UK 2016, along with seven recommendations for individual solicitors.
The firm wins national recommendations for Mediation, Professional Discipline and Sport. It is also highlighted in the Yorkshire region for its Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Crime, Employment, Private Client and Litigation work.
Senior Partner Peter McCormick OBE said:
The way that clients feel about the firm reflects the positive approach of all of our lawyers who strive to do their best for all clients, whatever their needs.
Peter McCormick is recommended for his work in Professional Discipline, where he is described as “a reassuring presence” by clients who comment that they “can see why he has a national reputation in this area of law”. He is ranked as one of the top Sports lawyers in the UK and as a Notable Practitioner in Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
Elaine Lightfoot is a Notable Practitioner and an “Associate to watch” for Private Client work, and Philip Edmondson is recommended as a Notable Practitioner for Litigation.
McCormicks is the only Yorkshire practice to be ranked for Sport and the only Harrogate office to be ranked for Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Litigation. It is ranked equal first in the region for Crime, although individual lawyers are no longer ranked by Chambers in this legal field.