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Work 01423 530 630
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Fax 01423 530 709
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11974 HARROGATE-1
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www.mccormicks-solicitors.com

Peter Minnikin

Tel:
Work 01423 530630
Email:
McCormicks

Work Department

General Crime, Corporate Crime and Fraud and Regulatory

Position

Peter is a Solicitor specialising in all aspects of Crime, Corporate Crime and Fraud and Regulatory work.

He appears regularly in the Magistrates Court and police stations, to represent clients in respect of the full range of criminal and motoring offences.

Peter has particular expertise dealing with substantial and high profile cases, working closely with QCs and other Counsel. He has represented clients charged with the most serious offences including serious fraud, drugs cases, violence and sexual offences.

Peter handled one of the leading Computer Misuse Act cases, which set the precedent for “ethical hacking” in this country.

Peter deals with a portfolio of Regulatory work, including representing clients in disciplinary proceedings brought by professional bodies, such as solicitors, accountants, pharmacists, doctors and sporting bodies and individuals.

Peter deals with a variety of matters involving firearms and shotgun certificate law, often assisting those who have had their firearms or shotgun certificates revoked or suspended.

Career

Qualified as a solicitor - 1 September 2011. 


London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Peter McCormick leads the practice at McCormicks, which is well known for its work in the football world. The team also represents legal, accountancy, and pharmacy professionals in proceedings brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Senior associate Sara Morgan is a member of the National Pharmacy Association’s legal panel and acted for pharmacy professionals facing allegations, including dispensing out of date drugs, breach of confidentiality, and delay in the delivery of drugs for a patient who subsequently died. McCormick holds a number of appointments, including as chairman of the legal advisory group to the Premier League and as a Director of the Football Association. Last year he continued to advise the Premier League in relation to proposals to revise the disciplinary aspects of FIFA’s Agents Regulations. Peter Minnikin was promoted to partner in 2016.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

Geoffrey Rogers heads the corporate crime and risk unit of the criminal practice at McCormicks in Harrogate. Rodgers is a supervisor on the Specialist Fraud Panel and Very High Cost Cases Panel and handles a range of commercial, white-collar fraud and other matters. Recent instructions include defending a store manager in relation to a substantial money-laundering fraud allegation involving international jurisdictional issues, a number of cases relating to contested variations of confiscation orders before the Crown Court, and various instructions by solicitor defendants in fraud and theft of client money cases. Peter Minnikin was promoted to the partnership in August 2016 and specialises in all aspects of corporate crime, fraud and regulatory work.

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Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Geoff Rodgers heads the regulatory and criminal investigations group at Harrogate-based firm McCormicks. The firm is a member of the Very High Cost Cases Panel and is instructed on general crime and fraud cases. Senior associate Sara Morgan is also of note and is instructed on professional regulatory work. Recent highlights for the team include defending individuals in cases involving sexual assault and historical sexual abuse, gangland shootings, drug conspiracy, and gross negligence manslaughter. Peter Minnikin was promoted to the partnership in August 2016 and is instructed on a range of general crime matters, including drug, violence and sexual offence cases, as well as a range of regulatory work.

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