Firm Profile > McCormicks > Harrogate, England

McCormicks
WHARFEDALE HOUSE
35-37 EAST PARADE
HARROGATE
HG1 5LQ
England

Sport Tier 1

As a market-leading firm in the sports sector, McCormicks is retained by prolific UK and global football bodies, sports clubs and high-profile individuals. Philip Edmondson heads up the contentious side of the practice, handling disputes and regulatory investigations for The Premier League and Leeds United FC. Name partner Peter McCormick and new recruit James Towler handle the full breadth of non-contentious issues, ranging from sponsorship and broadcasting agreements, employment advice and corporate due diligence to charitable initiatives, sanctions and the purchase and development of sporting grounds. The team also provides unique advice to shoot proprietors including assisting with lease renewals, site operations and commercial terms and conditions.

Testimonials

Phil Edmondson is a very user-friendly lawyer who is a pleasure to deal with.

Peter McCormick has great experience in football-related disputes.

In Phil Edmondson they have an excellent young partner: very easy to deal with, extremely smart and exceedingly hard working.

Key clients

The Premier League

The Premier League Charitable Fund

Leeds United FC

The Bostik League

Professional Game Match Officials Ltd

Visit Harrogate

Harrogate Town AFC

Walsall FC

McLaren Formula One

Otley RUFC

Leeds Rhinos RLFC

Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Norwich City FC

IDRS/The EFL (formerly the Football League)

Agriculture and estates Tier 2

McCormicks has a strong presence in agriculture with a wide range of clients, and acts for a number of substantial estates including the estate of the late John Strutt (comprising of over 100 properties). The team handles commercial matters including advising landowning clients on the diversification of their estates. Practice head Peter McCormick is a longstanding member of the Country Landowners and Rural Business Association (CLA).

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Key clients

The Estate of the late John Herbert Strutt

The Ripley Castle Shoot

Rudding Park – Simon Mackaness

Sir Thomas & Lady Ingilby of the Ripley Castle estate

Various charities – WMT, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Chetwynde School

Liam Botham

Royal Horticultural Society

Yorkshire Agricultural Society

Charities and not-for-profit Tier 2

McCormicks has demonstrated notable growth in the charity sector and maintains a substantial regional and national client base, which includes Harrogate International Festivals and the Premier League Charitable Fund. The practice also continues to advise the trustees of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation on tax advice and regulatory guidance. Practice head Peter McCormick is a trustee of the Football Foundation, as well as several other organisations.

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Testimonials

McCormicks are a friendly and approachable firm. They offer a range of expertise and are always capable of responding on a range of issues. They respond quickly and are receptive to client needs.’

The individuals who work for McCormicks are all highly competent and knowledgeable in their fields. They engage with clients, listening to our requirements and preferred approaches responding with good advice to enable us to reach our objectives.’

Key clients

Harrogate International Festivals

John Strutt Centre for Parrot Conservation, John Strutt Memorial Foundation, John Strutt Conservation Foundation, John Strutt Charity

The Premier League Charitable Fund

War Memorials Trust

The Football Foundation

The Helen Feather Memorial Trust

The Harrogate Operatic Players

The Royal Horticultural Society

The Prince’s Trust

The Outward Bound Trust

Crime: general Tier 2

McCormicks works across Yorkshire and the UK as a whole on high-cost cases ranging from motoring offences to murder, with particular specialisms including historic sex abuse, regulatory offences, and corporate manslaughter. Practice head Peter Minnikin specialises in drug-related and violent crime cases. Geoffrey Rogers has retired from the firm, with corporate and fraud-related work handled by new commercial head James Towler.

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Peter Minnikin is hard working and insightful with good client skills.

McCormicks are a strong multi-discplinary proactice rather than a boutique or niche firm. They can offer a wide scope of services to clients.

We enjoy a referral relationship with the firm. Peter Minnikin is an experienced and astute advocate, a well known face in the region, who has stepped into the partnership role with apparent ease since the departure of Geoff Rogers. Geoff would be a hard act for anyone to follow but Peter has more than stood up to the plate in this respect. He has made the role his own and continues to attract high quality work.

Key clients

National Pharmaceutical Association

Leeds United FC

Professional Games Match Officials Ltd

City Football Group Ltd

EU and competition Tier 2

Harrogate-based firm McCormicks handles competition litigation for its sports clients, including instructions from The Premier League. Practice head Philip Edmondson and Peter McCormick are also retained by retail, leisure and entertainment clients for matters involving the relevant market regulators.

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Premier League

GMI Construction Holdings PLC

GMI Construction Group PLC

Andrew Hindle, Serving Sport Ltd and Venue Hospitality Ltd

Leeds United Football Club

Contentious trusts and probate Tier 3

The contentious trusts and probate team at McCormicks is singled out for assisting the executors, trustees and potential beneficiaries of significant family estates and trusts. The practice acts in a variety of private wealth disputes, including those with an international element. Key names include Philip Edmondson, who frequently represents clients in TOLATA claims; and Elaine Lightfoot, who regularly acts in cases involving challenges to testamentary capacity.

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Crime: fraud Tier 3

The 'authoritative and capablePeter Minnikin  leads the team at McCormicks, which represents clients in fraud investigations on a local, national, and international basis. Typical cases include tax fraud investigations, power of attorney abuse, and proceedings related to misappropriation of corporate funds,.The retiring Geoffrey Rogers has been replaced by corporate specialist James Towler, who arrived from Newtons Solicitors Limited in October 2019.

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Testimonials

McCormicks has a good reputation throughout Yorkshire and has had for many years. Amongst other firms working in the same area they are regarded as being “a safe pair of hands” who can be trusted to deal with a case professionally and promptly.

My personal experience recently has involved me dealing with Peter Minnikin who I have found to be authoritative and capable. Having referred a client to him in a case where there was a clear conflict of interest, I have received excellent feedback both directly from the party introduced and from third parties that the standard of representation was excellent. The matter was dealt with speedily and efficiently and the client was happy with the outcome.

Family: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Tier 3

McCormicks advises clients on a variety of family law issues, encompassing financial settlements, children issues, and domestic abuse allegations, with an emphasis on the early settlement of cases. The team acts for clients from a variety of income groups and is able to handle complex cases with cross-border elements. Stephen Hopwood leads the team.

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Testimonials

Despite a long and bitter battle to resolve finances following my divorce I have been supported all the way through. They have made sure my interests have been well supported legally and emotionally. Due to circumstances outside our control it has been a protracted process, but the actions taken have been well considered and targeted with the aim of reducing the cost impact. Their resolve and understand has kept me sane in difficult circumstances.

Stephen Hopwood has been a rock and gone the extra mile to keep me strong. He has had to decipher a complex situation created by the nature of the case and the individuals involved. Resilience of Stephen and his team alongside well considered focus have been something that have been something that has been important for me to rely on.

Commercial litigation: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Tier 4

Harrogate-based firm McCormicks' commercial litigation group 'punches well above its weight'. The 'impressive' Philip Edmondson leads the practice and handles a range of commercial disputes including claims in the sports sector and breach of contract, insolvency and professional negligence disputes. The practice has a particular niche in football, for which managing partner Peter McCormick has a strong reputation.

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Testimonials

This law firm punches well above its weight.

Phil Edmondson is a very user-friendly lawyer who is a pleasure to deal with. Peter McCormick has great experience in football-related disputes.

Peter McCormick is an extremely competent lawyer who has, as a result of his decades of work in the top echelons of English football, and almost unrivalled grasp of not just legal affairs, but human nature and strategy.

‘Philip Edmondson, the partner who leads the litigation team, is particularly impressive, able to swiftly identify the core of the problem and devise the best way to overcome it. His work in a defamation action against a national newspaper led to a swift and satisfactory conclusion.

Key clients

The Premier League

Rudding Park Ltd

Leeds United Football Club

GMI Construction Group PLC

Oracle Finance Limited

DFS Furniture Company Limited

Solicitors Indemnity Fund Limited/Legal and Professional Insurance

The Isthmian League (Bostik League)

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions Limited

InTechnology PLC

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

McCormicks has increased its work with insolvency practitioners, advising on a number of business and personal insolvency proceedings alongside its ongoing expertise in sports club and legal insolvencies. Practice head Philip Edmondson maintains key relationships with insolvency practitioners, assisted by corporate head James Towler. Managing partner Peter McCormick is an established name for sports-related insolvencies.

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Testimonials

Strong regional practice.

This firm has shown excellence in its management of our debt recovery cases over a number of years which has added considerable value to our business. More recently the team has been expanded to include the handling of smaller claims as back-up to our in-house operation, this has proved to be highly successful.

We work with a small team at McCormicks, headed by Philip Edmondson, supported by Will Bates. Both have an excellent knowledge of our business and requirements which assists us in reaching our goals.

Key clients

The Premier League

Solicitors Indemnity Fund Limited/Legal and Professional Insurance

DFS Furniture Company

Oracle Finance

Leeds United Football Club

Walsh Taylor Business Support Group

Rudding Park

IT and telecoms Tier 4

Alongside its core roster of sports, media and entertainment clients, Harrogate-based firm McCormicks acts for domestic clients in the IT sector on a range of instructions. Key mandates for practice head James Towler include handling the procurement of E-Tourism products. On the supplier side, Towler advises on licensing agreements for social media marketing platforms and WiFi services.

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Welcome to Harrogate Limited (T/A Visit Harrogate)

National Pharmacy Association

The Rookery Project Limited (trading as Azzuu)

Corrado’s Ltd

Eden Telecom Limited

InTechnology PLC

Gareth Harris Limited

(AQ) Limited

Love Layla Designs Limited

The Premier League

The Premier League Charitable Fund

InTechnology WiFi Limited

The Isthmian Football League Ltd (trading as the Bostik League)

Leeds United FC

Rudding Park

Harrogate Town FC

Eden Telecom Ltd

Frontier Enterprises Limited

Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 4

Peter McCormick is a key contact at McCormicks and jointly heads up the private client team with Elaine Lightfoot. The group provides a broad range of services to private clients and handles complex instructions. Particular areas of focus include estate planning and administration work, Court of Protection matters and lasting power of attorney issues.

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The Estate of the late John Herbert Strutt

The Premier League

Property litigation Tier 4

McCormicks acts for its commercial property clients, including portfolio holders and commercial occupiers, in contentious matters including trespass and dilapidation claims, and rent disputes, as well as complex landlord and tenant litigation relating to break notices, forfeitures and covenants. Commercial litigator Philip Edmondson takes the lead, supported by real-estate specialist Heather Roberts.

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The Premier League

John Strutt Conservation Foundation

Executors of John Herbert Strutt Deceased

Leeds United FC

John Strutt Centre for Parrot Conservation

John Strutt Memorial Foundation

GMI Holdings

Commercial property: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Tier 5

McCormicks advises on commercial and residential property matters, encompassing site acquisitions, developments and occupancy issues, including landlord and tenant mandates and commercial leasings. The team counts charities, sports clubs and private individuals as clients. Heather Roberts leads the practice, and has particular experience in handling commercial letting matters for retailers and urban regeneration schemes.

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Royal Horticultural Society

John Strutt Conservation Foundation

The Premier League

Leeds United FC

Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Agricultural Society

John Strutt Centre for Parrot Conservation

John Strutt Memorial Foundation

The John Strutt Charity

Rudding Park

The Ripley Castle Shoot

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Tier 6

Harrogate-based firm McCormicks recently recruited James Towler from an in-house position to head up the corporate and commercial department. The firm is a notable player in the sports sector under name partner Peter McCormick, though domestic companies in the leisure, hotel and hospitality sectors also engage the team. The practice routinely handles share sales and acquisitions, joint venture negotiations and corporate restructurings.

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Testimonials

McCormicks’ knowledge of professional sport in general and professional football in particular made them ideal legal partners. Their calm approach and attention to detail were perfect for what was a particularly complicated deal. James Towler and Emily Steed deserve special mention.

Key clients

The Premier League

The Premier League Charitable Fund

(AQ) Limited

Harrogate International Festivals Ltd

Leeds United Football Club Limited

Wycombe Wanderers Football Club Limited

Harrogate Town Football Club

City Football Group Limited

Norwich City Football Club

Professional discipline Tier 4

McCormicks stands out for its strong reputation in football-related disciplinary matters. In addition, the practice also acts in SRA investigations and SDT defence matters. Peter McCormick OBE is the head of the sports and media and entertainment practice. Peter Minnikin acts for medical practitioners, physiotherapists and the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. Another key individual is Philip Edmondson, who leads the litigation services team. Senior associate Sara Morgan focuses on advising registered pharmacists.

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Testimonials

Excellent technical knowledge and commercial experience.’

Key clients

National Pharmacy Association

The Premier League

Professional Game Match Officials Ltd

Leeds United FC

Sport Resolutions (UK)

Yorkshire Agricultural Society (including the Great Yorkshire Show)

Solicitors Indemnity Fund Ltd

Liverpool FC

CEDR

IDRS

Sport Tier 4

McCormicks operates under the leadership of name partner Peter McCormick, who is chairman of the Legal Advisory Group of the Premier League and advises on corporate, commercial, regulatory and contentious matters. He is supported by Philip Edmondson, who is particularly strong in commercial litigation, as well as James Towler, who focuses on corporate and commercial transactions.

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‘Peter McCormick has unparalleled knowledge and experience in commercial and sporting matters related to football. He has both wisdom and judgement, which is of immense value to clients. ‘

‘I have recently worked with Philip Edmondson on a high profile football disciplinary dispute. He was very impressive, both in terms of complicated client management and in terms of his legal input. I would not hesitate to recommend him to clients for sporting disputes in the future.’

Key clients

The Premier League

The Premier League Charitable Fund

Leeds United FC

The Bostik League

Professional Game Match Officials Ltd

Frank Boddy (Shoot Proprietor)

Visit Harrogate (Peter McCormick was the inaugural Chairman)

Harrogate Town AFC

Walsall FC

McLaren Formula One

Otley RUFC

Leeds Rhinos RLFC

Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Robert Jones (Long Mountain Shoot and other shoots)

Liam Botham (son of Sir Ian Botham)

Norwich City FC

IDRS/The EFL

Mediators Tier 5

Peter McCormick OBE - McCormicks McCormicks senior partner Peter McCormick OBE is widely respected for his sport-related mediation work. Chairman of the Premier League's legal advisory group, he is also a member of a panel of legal specialists for Sport Resolutions (UK), an organisation that provides mediation and arbitration facilities for parties involved in sport-related disputes.

McCormicks is an award-winning practice in Harrogate with an impressive client list across the legal disciplines. The firm is regarded as one of the top regional practices, acting in high-profile national cases as well as those in its region.

The firm: McCormicks has grown organically and is admired for its continued ability to operate successfully in the corporate and commercial field, while at the same time maintaining its strong commitment to its private client practice. The firm’s traditional core values of integrity, technical excellence and hard work are combined with its reputation for vibrancy and dynamism, and a team that is committed to providing clients with an unrivalled quality of service and innovation.

Types of work undertaken: The firm’s major areas of work are corporate/commercial (including commercial property), commercial dispute resolution, competition, corporate recovery, corporate crime and risk, and private client (including family/matrimonial and charities).

The corporate/commercial department has a client list that includes owner-managed businesses, partnerships, pIcs and private businesses, banks, insurance companies, and personalities from the world of sport and entertainment. High-profile clients in the region include Rudding Park and Harrogate International Festivals. The complete range of commercial work is handled, including corporate, commercial property, franchising, intellectual property, liquor licensing and employment. The firm has established a burgeoning reputation in IT and e-commerce, advising a number of internet and new media businesses. Leisure is also an important sector. Peter McCormick has been chairman of Visit Harrogate, responsible for all business and leisure tourism in the region.

The practice has an outstanding reputation in sports and media/entertainment law, and senior partner Peter McCormick is regarded as one of the leading sports lawyers in the country, having advised on a number of high-profile matters involving football, rugby, horse racing, cricket, motor racing and athletics. He is Chairman of the Legal Advisory Group of the Premier League. He has been acting chairman of the Premier League 2014-15. He is Chairman of the Football Board of the Premier League, Vice Chairman of the F.A., a member of the Football Regulatory Authority, Professional Game Board and chairman of the F.A. International Committee and F.A. Group Remuneration Committee. Other clients include Leeds United FC, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, Harrogate Town FC and a variety of other leading organisations, clubs and individuals.

The firm has a strong reputation for regulatory and disciplinary work in sport and the professions. Mr McCormick acts for the Premier League and as a chairman of tribunals and arbitrations. He is also a chairman of Sports Resolutions (UK).

McCormicks’ commercial dispute resolution practice covers the full range of work in this area, including personal litigation, defamation, property litigation, contract disputes, construction, intellectual property, debt recovery for national institutions and contentious trusts and probate. The firm is very strong in alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

The firm has developed nationally recognised expertise in competition law, having represented a construction company in the largest investigation ever launched by the OFT and which became the largest appeal case in the history of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. McCormicks’ work on behalf of the appellant resulted in the case becoming the first successful appeal on all issues, including liability, in a case in which penalties had been imposed under the Competition Act 1998.

McCormicks has a legendary reputation in criminal law, covering all aspects of this practice area, with a focus on serious fraud, major crime and defence of tax investigations. Under the leadership of partner  Peter Minnikin, the team has acted in a number of major tax cases and VAT tribunals. The firm was one of the first in the country to be appointed to the Specialist Fraud Panel and the Very High Costs Cases (VHCC) Panel. Another specialism is defending road traffic cases of all types.

Private client work includes residential conveyancing and a full service on wills, trusts and settlements. Inheritance and tax planning are other strengths. The firm is a leader in charity law and acts for over 20 charities, including the Outward Bound Trust, The Premier League Charitable Fund, the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation and War Memorials Trust.

All aspects of family work are covered, including childcare, divorce and separation, and the firm was among the first to be accredited under the Law Society’s Family Law Scheme. Mr Rogers is a member of the Family Panel and the firm is a member of Resolution.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Peter McCormick OBE p.mccormick@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Corporate and Commercial James Towler j.towler@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
General Crime Brian Nuttney b.nuttney@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Corporate Crime, Fraud and Risk Peter Minnikin p.minnikin@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Dispute Resolution (including Commercial, Mediation and Personal) Philip Edmondson p.edmondson@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Employment Iain Jenkins i.jenkins@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Commercial Property Heather Roberts h.roberts@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Private Client Elaine Lightfoot e.lightfoot@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Family and Matrimonial Stephen Hopwood s.hopwood@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Family and Matrimonial Carol Hancock c.hancock@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Corporate and Commercial Emily Steed e.steed@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Dispute Resolution William Bates w.bates@mccormicks-solicitors.com 01423 530630
Photo Name Position Profile
 Will Bates  photo Will Bates Will is a Solicitor working in the Commercial Litigation team.  Will has…
 Philip Edmondson  photo Philip Edmondson Philip is the Head of Commercial Litigation services at McCormicks. Philip has…
 Carol Hancock  photo Carol Hancock Carol is a solicitor, working with Stephen Hopwood in the Family Department…
 Stephen Hopwood  photo Stephen Hopwood Stephen is the Managing Partner and heads the McCormicks Family Department, ranked…
Mr Iain Jenkins  photo Mr Iain Jenkins Iain Jenkins heads up our Employment Department.  Iain specialises in Employment Law…
 Elaine Lightfoot  photo Elaine Lightfoot Elaine Lightfoot heads up our Private Client Department. Elaine’s areas of expertise…
 Peter D G McCormick OBE  photo Peter D G McCormick OBE Peter McCormick is the Senior Partner at McCormicks. He is an internationally…
 Peter Minnikin  photo Peter Minnikin Peter is Head of the Crime, Corporate Crime and Risk Department at…
 Sara Morgan  photo Sara Morgan Sara has had a varied career initially specialising in Crime before transferring…
 Brian Nuttney  photo Brian Nuttney Brian is a Solicitor Associate specialising in all aspects of Crime.  He…
 Heather Roberts  photo Heather Roberts Heather is a Commercial Property specialist with wide experience of acting for…
 Emily Steed  photo Emily Steed Emily is a Solicitor, working alongside Jon Healey, in the Corporate and…
 James Towler  photo James Towler James is a Partner and heads up the Corporate/Commercial Department.  He routinely…
Number of UK partners : 7
Number of other UK fee-earners : 11

CLIENT: Peter Banks
COMPANY/FIRM: Rudding Park Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: McCormicks mainly do commercial work for us such as contracts and leases, however there has been some commercial dispute resolution and some employment issues. What we most like about McCormicks is your honesty and forthright opinion. If we are wasting our time you tell us. Then you actually perform, and if necessary, demonstrate an iron fist in a charming velvet glove.


CLIENT: Sharon Canavar
COMPANY/FIRM: Harrogate International Festivals
TESTIMONIAL: Our work is undertaken by people we know, trust and like, and is provided in a refreshingly clear and accessible way.


CLIENT: Frances Moreton
COMPANY/FIRM: War Memorials Trust
TESTIMONIAL: McCormicks provide amazing support for the charity dealing with whatever we throw at them. When you are a small charity the things that cross your desk end up being rather diverse and often new, but McCormicks are on hand to help us make sense of it all.


CLIENT: Richard Doyle
COMPANY/FIRM: Radish Investments
TESTIMONIAL: What I like most about working with McCormicks is they are flexible, easy to do business with and competitive.


CLIENT: Garry Plant
COMPANY/FIRM: Harrogate Town Football Club
TESTIMONIAL: The club has a long and fruitful relationship with McCormicks built on trust and results. Both organisations are involved in results-driven sectors. McCormicks understand who we are, what we do and how we breathe. McCormicks are straight talking, no jargon and offer a quick, candid assessment of matters, relevant and to the point, offering simple choices.


CLIENT: Chris France
COMPANY/FIRM: BeerHawk
TESTIMONIAL: McCormicks are my favourite fixers! When you start a business from scratch, you get into all kinds of pickles and scrapes. You get things wrong, get into unintended arguments and just frequently find yourself on unfamiliar territory. When I can tick any of the above, I come to McCormicks. In short, I have never come off badly in any of the cases McCormicks has helped out with, McCormicks has always given great advice and, every time we wrap things up, I think the outcome is infinitely better than it would have been had we tried to muddle through alone.


CLIENT: Karla Newbury-Jones
COMPANY/FIRM: Mrs Energy
TESTIMONIAL: McCormicks helped us with a legal matter that was confusing; their staff were friendly and approachable and we felt they dealt with our query in a quick and efficient manner. The cost of their services was very competitive as well! McCormicks are friendly and professional, they have a hands-on approach and were speedy and precise when dealing with our query.


CLIENT: Nigel Pulling
COMPANY/FIRM: Yorkshire Agricultural Society
TESTIMONIAL: McCormicks is our “go to” firm when we need advice on contentious issues and from time to time (unfortunately!) we do. They provide straight-talking, no nonsense, punchy advice which gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Peter McCormick and I also share a love of football, though I think he’d say I support the wrong team!


CLIENT: Nick Robinson
COMPANY/FIRM: Ryman League
TESTIMONIAL: The first major work was the overhaul of our Articles and since then we have had help with sponsorship and commercial contracts and Rule amendments. We enjoy the ease of working with McCormicks, the speed with which the work is carried out and the value we get with good pricing by the firm.


CLIENT: Trevor Stroud, Chairman
COMPANY/FIRM: Wycombe Football Club and Supporters Trust
TESTIMONIAL: We are deeply indebted to James Towler, Emily Steed and Heather Roberts at McCormicks Solicitors, who advised us throughout what proved to be a complex transaction. Their deep knowledge of the legal intricacies of the football world was of enormous help to us during the extended negotiations, and they were a pleasure to deal with. Their advice was always clear, pragmatic and constructive, and enabled us all to focus without distraction on the key issues which needed to be resolved. We really appreciate the way they handled the transaction for us.


CLIENT: Confidential – Client Feedback Questionnaire (Regulatory and Disciplinary Client)
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: From the moment we first had contact with Peter Minnikin, he filled both my wife and I with confidence. He was realistic in his advice, robust and utterly professional and for the first time we felt we had someone who understood the situation and was firmly on our side. All in all, he has provided us with exceptional service and helped us through the most difficult of times, giving us the confidence not to give up but fight on. We cannot recommend his services highly enough.


CLIENT: Confidential – Client Feedback Questionnaire (Crime)
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: I feel very lucky that I chose Brian Nuttney to represent me at my recent Court appearance for speeding. Mr Nuttney instantly put me at east, at what was a very stressful time. He undertook a thorough and constructive review of my case and the circumstances around it and put forward a well structured and reasoned plea for mitigation, resulting in a fine and a 28 day ban, at a speed of 117 mph, was a better resolution than I had feared. I would happily recommend Brian to anyone seeking high quality legal help.


CLIENT: Confidential – Client Feedback Questionnaire (Family)
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: Both Stephen Hopwood and Carol Hancock have been very supportive over the last 16 months and have guided me carefully through this very long and at times gruelling process. Carol spent the day with me at the final Hearing and kept me calm and focussed, which was a mission in itself as the stress is phenomenal during the Hearings.


CLIENT: Confidential – Client Feedback Questionnaire (Private Client)
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: I felt I had to write a few words in praise of Elaine Lightfoot. Following the death of my father we were lucky enough to be led through the probate procedure by Elaine who always kept us up to date with what was happening at every stage and replying to emails very swiftly. Elaine took the stress out of the whole thing from start to finish and on behalf of my family I would like to thank your company for having such a delightful solicitor working for you and we would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone.