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McCormicks Solicitors McCormicks is an award-winning law firm at the heart of a vibrant commercial region. With core traditional values of integrity, technical excellence and hard work, we are committed to delivering an unrivalled quality of service and innovation to our clients. We also look to provide quality of life to our people, and to support charitable endeavours in the communities in which we work.

We have been recommended as one of the leading firms in the region, and in some cases nationally, in 22 areas of law by the leading independent guides to the profession, The Legal 500 and Chambers UK. The same Guides have awarded us 47 individual lawyer commendations as leaders in their fields. Crime Versus Family Managing Partner Stephen Hopwood who heads our Family team takes a look.

Recognition for Domestic Abuse Law Expertise Two Harrogate solicitors have become the first in North. Elaine Wins Ranking Congratulations to our Partner and Head of Private Client Elaine Lightfoot who. New Opportunity at McCormicks Bright and ambitious lawyers need look no further for a new.
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read more › McCormicks is an award-winning law firm at the heart of a vibrant commercial region. With core traditional values of integrity, technical excellence and hard work, we are committed to delivering an unrivalled quality of service and innovation to our clients. We also look to provide quality of life to our people, and to support charitable endeavours in the communities in which we work. McCormicks combines the full range and depth of skills across its entire practice with the firm's renowned fearlessness and commitment to the client in order to deliver the best possible result.

read more › 143.28 post in a local newspaper (quote given is for the Harrogate Advertiser) - this also helps to protect against unexpected claims. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Elaine Lightfoot - Partner and head of Private Client department. Elaine has more than 15 years post qualification experience in private client work, specialising in wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and probate/estate administration.

read more › At McCormicks we pride ourselves on offering the best possible service and value for money. Our client relationships are at the foundation of what we do and we are delighted to be able to call many of our clients our friends. Confidentiality and discretion are key to the service we provide and therefore testimonials have only been attributed to a client where the circumstances allow.

read more › Almost since its inception McCormicks has received recognition and praise for its work through various independent reports and awards. The firm has featured in every edition of the two leading independent guides to the legal profession, the Legal 500 and Chambers (UK) and regularly receives acknowledgment of its expertise in Legal Experts, another independent guide to the profession. In 2000 Peter McCormick was awarded an OBE for his services to charity in the New Years Honours List and he became the inaugural Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year at the Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year Awards.

read more › The Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards came of age in 2010, reaching their 18th anniversary, and this milestone was marked with the creation of a brand new charity, the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation. Since the Awards were founded in 1993, they have raised over 1,200,000 million to support young people across the region. The creation of the Foundation will allow the fundraising to help even more children and youngsters in Yorkshire. There are a number of ways to get involved with Yorkshire Young Achievers whether as a partner, a fundraiser or a supporter of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards.

read more › McCormicks treats everyone equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect, regardless of their disability, gender, age, marital status, race, racial group, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We apply our Equality and Diversity Policy to everyone we deal with - staff, clients, contacts, job applicants and the public. When recruiting our lawyers, intellectual achievement, personality, character, ambition, a sense of humour and commitment to hard work are crucial qualities, regardless of background.

read more › McCormicks operates under the founding philosophy that a business should put something back into the community. We founded and run a charitable Foundation, the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation, which supports young people in need throughout Yorkshire. It also organises the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards, sponsored by McCormicks and supported by major household name businesses and individuals in the region. The Awards recognise outstanding achievement by young people, under the age of 35, who live, work, or were born in Yorkshire, in a variety of categories - the Personality of the Year; Education; the Arts; Management and Enterprise; Sport; the Unsung Hero; and the Youngster of the Year (Under 12).

read more › Peter heads the Sports and Media/Entertainment practice at McCormicks and is an internationally recognised expert in these areas of work. Will is a Senior Associate and assists Partner, Philip Edmondson in providing Commercial Litigation and Sports Disputes services to clients. Mathew is our Finance Executive, having responsibility for the Firm's financial accounting procedures and general office administration. Carol has an excellent knowledge of all areas of Family Law, and in particular Children and Domestic Violence Issues.

read more › McCormicks offers the full portfolio of legal services to all forms of organisation including businesses, charities and sporting bodies, together with private individuals. The firm offers expertise in all areas of corporate and commercial work whilst maintaining a commitment to the personal client in areas such as rural property, tax, trusts, probate, family matters and crime. The firm consistently receives recommendations from the Legal 500 and Chambers UK, the leading independent guides to the profession, as one of the top practices in a number of areas of law.

read more › McCormicks has a thriving corporate and commercial department that offers clients advice in all areas of law from setting up a business to pursuing breaches of intellectual property rights. The team has both the legal and industry expertise to offer clients common sense advice tailored to the needs of their businesses. Top 10 firm in the Region for the strength of its online brand - Northern Lights Top 100 Yorkshire Law Firms.

read more › At its heart, a business is an idea. Whilst ideas can be the most powerful force in the world, they can also be the thing most neglected in the harsh "bottom line" economy we inhabit. This is where corporate finance comes in. Matching the ideas which will find their way in the world with the finance to get them there, and allocating risk and benefit between the participants in the venture, is one of the most important tasks in today's business world. McCormicks is proud of its work at all levels in the finance sector and relishes the chance to bring its independence and innovation to the process.

read more › Business runs on the deals people do. Unfortunately, it can also founder on the deals people fail to document properly. What's more, every year brings with it more laws and regulations for business to contend with and with them more potential liabilities. When a deal has been struck, you want to capture it on paper and get on with making money. The best and quickest way is to take expert advice before the clinching handshake, so nothing is left to chance - or left to regret. McCormicks makes the extra person on your negotiating team working to help you avoid pitfalls and tie up the salient details in documents that make sense.

read more › Ranked by the UK Legal 500 as one of the leading firms in the region for Competition and EU law, our involvement in the largest-ever investigation conducted by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the largest appeal case ever heard by the Competition Appeal Tribunal have acted as a springboard for our reputation and work in this area of law. In the above matter, our clients became the first Appellants to appeal successfully against liability to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in a case in which penalties had been imposed.

read more › In today's culture of state intervention, any business, however reputable, can get "the knock". It can come from almost any quarter, at almost any time and it has to be faced fearlessly and effectively. In these circumstances, the most important time is often immediately after the start of any investigation. It can be fatal to be blas and fatal to be fatalistic. What is needed is realism, confidence in your legal advisers and the ability to respond appropriately. McCormicks can react at any time day or night and can get a team on the ground to deal with every aspect of what is thrown at you.

read more › Information Technology and data protection go hand in hand. The explosion of new technologies has led to a greater need to regulate how data is gathered and stored. Technology is increasingly used to exploit how the collation and use of information but the complex data protection regulations often result in sleepless nights! McCormicks can provide commercial advice in IT, digital media and e-commerce along with alleviating the nightmares that surround data protection compliance. McCormicks recognises that our clients need realistic and workable solutions not just chapter and verse of the law.

read more › The things that are most valuable in the economy today are not things you can touch. They are ideas, media products, information, reputations, ways of doing and rights of access - the currency of an information age in a media world. Intellectual property law dictates how we can protect and how we can use these intangible things. Using the full armoury of weapons at your disposal, you can use it to stake your claim in the real new world - the one where business will be done in the coming decades.

read more › Setting out in business is one of the most important, exciting - even frightening - periods in anyone's working life. No matter what experience you bring to the new venture, its first steps will almost always be into the unknown. Both before the launch and throughout the often fraught early stages you need practical advice on how to set up the proper structure, who should do what, how much everyone should share (of both up and down sides!) and what your duties and responsibilities are - leaving the only arguments and uncertainties as those involving the outside world.

read more › Living in a world dominated increasingly by regulation and 'red tape' it is hardly surprising that Regulatory and Disciplinary issues have grown immensely in importance. McCormicks has a national and international reputation in Regulatory and Disciplinary matters. Our work is allied to our expertise and reputation in Investigations, Crime and Fraud. The team at McCormicks, led by Peter McCormick, advise a number of companies and individuals on these issues including The Premier League, Football Association and the Law Society/Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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