Solicitor Stephen Hopwood has been appointed Managing Partner at McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate.
He takes over the role from Peter McCormick OBE, who will remain Senior Partner of the practice.
Peter McCormick said:
As a result of both the Covid-19 lockdown and of my increased commitments since I was appointed interim Chairman of the FA in November, Stephen has taken a lot of responsibility for the day-to-day management of the business so this is a logical transition of duties for the future. I remain Senior Partner and will continue to play a very active role in the business of the firm alongside my commitments to the Premier League and the FA.
Stephen Hopwood is a Partner and head of the Family department at McCormicks, which is ranked as one of the leading Family/Matrimonial practices in the region by the leading independent Guides to the profession, the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
Stephen joined the practice in 2013 and specialises in all aspects of Family work, with a focus on finance and children. He is equally specialist in resolving normal family breakdowns and those with complex elements such as trusts and international elements. He is a member of Resolution and Treasurer of the Harrogate and District Law Society, of which he is a past President..
I am delighted to be expanding my role with the practice and look forward to working even more closely with the great team we have here to ensure we continue to offer the best possible service to our clients.