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Family & Matrimonial

Monday, Oct-23, 2017

Family & Matrimonial

McCormicks provides advice and guidance on all family and matrimonial matters. The Family team have a friendly and understanding approach which helps guide clients through the legal issues and practical considerations that need to be addressed at a sensitive and emotional time.

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We are a highly regarded, Award-winning practice. Awards won by the firm or our lawyers include the following:

  • Corporate Solicitors of the Year - Corporate Live Wire
  • North East Law Firm of the Year - Corporate Vision UK Law Firm of the Year Awards
  • Yorkshire Law Firm of the Year
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year UK - Finance Monthly Law Awards
  • Most Innovative Media and Entertainment Law Firm UK - Acquisition International
  • Corporate Crime Law Firm of the Year in England - Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award
  • Most Innovative Law Firm in the Region - Acquisition International
  • Sports Law - Law Firm of the Year in England - Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards
  • Top 10 firm in the Region for the strength of its online brand - Northern Lights Top 100 Yorkshire Law Firms
  • Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year - Peter McCormick
  • The Best Lawyers in the UK - Criminal Practice - Geoffrey Rogers
  • The Best Lawyers in the UK - Sports Law - Peter McCormick
  • Niche Practice Lawyer of the Year - Peter McCormick
  • Sports Lawyer of the Year in England - Global Law Experts - Peter McCormick
  • Sports Lawyer of the Year - Lawyer Monthly - Peter McCormick
  • Lifetime Achievement in Business Award - Ackrill Media Group - Peter McCormick
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What People Say...

“McCormicks continues to advise high profile clients on a diverse range of complex family matters, frequently involving offshore jurisdictions." - Legal 500

“Its lawyers are widely considered to be ‘experienced and skillful; they are able to provide clients with sympathetic yet entirely realistic advice.’” - Chambers UK

“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 focused, which was a "mission" in itself as the stress is phenomenal during the Hearings.” - Family/Matrimonial Client

“I can only admire Stephen’s calm but methodical approach, reassuring me that all was well, especially when I was feeling a little " wobbly" about things. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and I always had confidence in his decisions. His support was fantastic throughout the build up to and during the Hearings.” - Family/Matrimonial Client

"I would just like to say a really big thank you to Stephen and Carol. I found them really easy to talk to and understanding with my situation which I wasn't finding easy. They gave me the best advice and listened to me which is what I needed. Thank you - I would highly recommend." - Family/Matrimonial Client

"I just wanted to say thanks for the way you handled everything for me. I appreciate that you were efficient and minimised my costs wherever possible, but still provided a very valuable service." - Family/Matrimonial Client

"Thank you - all of Stephen and Carol's hard work is very much appreciated." - Family/Matrimonial Client

"The family law team at McCormicks is headed by senior associate Stephen Hopwood and regularly acts for high-net-worth individuals and their families on a range of matters concerning matrimonial finance and children law. Recent work includes acting for the vulnerable wife of a high-profile entrepreneur in a settlement involving substantial business and other assets, and acting in high-value divorce and ancillary relief proceedings involving farming assets and assets held in trust. In an illustration of the firm’s track record in children law matters, for which Carol Hancock is highly regarded, it recently acted for a father in Children Act proceedings in which the firm succeeded in obtaining a Child Arrangements Order enabling the children to live with their father." - Legal 500