McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate has been named as one of the top six firms in the North East and Yorkshire by a new guide to legal services for the private wealth market.
The High Net Worth guide has been launched by Chambers and Partners, one of the leading guides to the legal profession, and is aimed at the international private wealth market.
The guide will be used by family offices and professional advisers to wealthy individuals, providing objective guidance on an international scale. It highlights the firm’s capabilities in tax, trusts, wills and estates, noting a wide variety of clients including landed estates and family business owners. The firm also handles contentious trusts matters.
McCormicks’ Head of Private Client, Partner Elaine Lightfoot, is ranked equal second in the lawyers’ section, which states: “Elaine Lightfoot works in the area of trust and estate planning and administration, handling significant estates. Sources regard Lightfoot as ‘very competent’ and ‘very personable and easy to talk to’.” Her expertise in Court of Protection matters is also highlighted.
She said: “Dealing with private legal matters can be quite stressful for some clients so I am delighted that they not only think I am competent but that they find it easy to talk to me!”