About Us

McCormicks is an award-winning law firm at the heart of the vibrant commercial region of Yorkshire. 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.

Headed by one of the best-known lawyers in the region, Peter McCormick OBE, we take a practical and effective approach to finding solutions for our clients.

We offer a full portfolio of legal services to 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, as set out below

Our areas of expertise include:

Agriculture & Estates
Commercial Litigation/Dispute Resolution
Competition & EU Law
Contentious Trusts & Probate
Corporate & Commercial, including Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Crime, Fraud & Risk
Debt Recovery
Defamation & Reputation Management
Intellectual Property
IT & Telecoms
Media & Entertainment
Mediation & Arbitration
Mergers & Acquisitions
Professional Discipline
Property (Commercial & Residential)
Property Litigation
Tax, Trusts, Wills & Estates

We look to provide quality of life to our people, underlining our culture and ethos which sets the firm apart and offers a unique proposition to the growing community of organisations and individuals with whom we are proud to work. We support a number of charities, not only through pro bono legal expertise but also financial support, including having raised over £1.2 million through our annual Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards.

Clients of McCormicks deal with individuals who are accessible, plain speaking and direct and who strive with commercial acumen and humour to provide solutions and get the job done.

People say: ….

“Our work is undertaken by people we know, trust and like, and is provided in a refreshingly clear and accessible way.” – Harrogate International Festivals

McCormicksPeter McCormick is ‘vastly experienced, savvy, an able advocate and a fearsome opponent’. As chairman of the Premier League Legal Advisory Group, he continues to advise on Portsmouth FC’s insolvency and the Olympic Stadium dispute. He was also involved in bringing to Harrogate Le Grand Départ of the 2014 Tour de France. Other clients include Leeds United FC, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and a number of non-league football clubs. Philip Edmondson is also recommended.” Legal 500 – Sport London

“What I like most about working with McCormicks is dealing with commercially-minded lawyers who take an active interest in the development of our business and give good advice with a common sense approach” – Simon Mackaness, Rudding Park Ltd

“The service is always fast, efficient and friendly which is the main thing we look for with all our partners” Branded3, Digital and Media Services

“There is a very personal approach. All the partners are readily accessible and they immediately return emails and calls, but above all, and this is the bottom line, it is the quality of advice they give” George Davies, legendary fashion retailer.