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Peter D G Mccormick Obe
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Corporate/commercial (including sports law, media/entertainment and intellectual property); dispute resolution - regulatory, disciplinary and arbitration; charities.
Senior partner dealing with commercial law, and described by 'Business Insider' magazine as one of the 'corporate elite' of Yorkshire - contractual negotiations and advice on sponsorship, agency and distribution agreements, intellectual property including enforcement and general commercial advice; media and entertainment - advises a number of clients on media-related matters and has experience of dealing with the Press Complaints Commission; also advises clients on media and other contracts; is the resident legal expert on ITV Yorkshire's daily news programmes and for BBC Radio Leeds and advises the latter and a number of journalists on programme and article content; sports law - encompasses commercial and other considerations; acts for Leeds United AFC and a number of sporting personalities; advises the Premier League and Professional Game Match Officials Ltd; has appeared before the UEFA Disciplinary Committee in Geneva, the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber in Zurich and the Court of Arbitration in Sport in Lausanne; and is the only English lawyer to appear before the German Jockey Club in Cologne on behalf of Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia and Willie Carson, recommended by the Jockey Club of Great Britain; regulatory disciplinary and arbitration: chairs FA and Premier League appeals, arbitrations and mediations: chairman, Sports Resolutions (UK); co-author of 'Sports Business: Law, Practice and Precedents', published by Jordans; the first solicitor-advocate in Yorkshire to be granted the Higher Courts Qualification; solicitor to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and The Outward Bound Trust which generate regular commercial, property, employment and litigation matters for the practice; handles a variety of legal issues for a number of leading charities, and is widely acknowledged as one of the leading charities lawyers in the country; awarded the OBE January 2000, for services to charities. Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year, 2000.
Articled Levi & Co; qualified 1976; assistant solicitor Levi & Co 1976-78; partner Levi & Co 1978-83; founded McCormicks 1983 senior and managing partner; chairman and patron of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards and chairman of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation; chairman of the Legal Advisory Group, Premier League; vice-chairman, the Macmillan Harrogate and District Appeal; trustee of the Helen Feather Memorial Trust; trustee of the National Media Museum; trustee War Memorials Trust; trustee of The Football Foundation; chairman, Football Stadia Improvements Fund Ltd; trustee John Strutt Centre for Parrot Conservation; trustee John Strutt Memorial Fund; joint president Yorkshire Lawyer Awards; Lifetime Achievement Award in Business, Ackrill Media Group Business Awards 2008.
King's College, London (1973 LLB Hons); president of the Law Society; chairman of Entertainments; College of Law, Chester (Honours with distinctions in Revenue and Commercial Law).
Media and entertainment; Sport; Charities and not-for-profit