New Qualification for McCormicks Lawyer
McCormicks Solicitors now has a third Duty Solicitor who can appear for those facing Magistrates’ Court proceedings following the qualification of lawyer Brian Nuttney to the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme (CLAS).
Duty Solicitors represent people who do not have a solicitor but require legal representation, both at the police station and in court.
Brian, part of McCormicks’ Corporate Crime, Fraud and Risk team, joined the firm five years ago. He was awarded a degree in Law from the University of Law in 2013, having successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at its York centre, gaining commendations in both.
Before switching to law, Brian enjoyed a successful career in journalism and was the Deputy Editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post and, prior to that, the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.
Partner Peter Minnikin, who heads the Crime team, said: “Brian’s qualification means that we will be able to help even more people who need legal representation, often under stressful circumstances at the police station or in court.”
McCormicks has been recommended for its work in Crime, Fraud and Licensing in the latest edition of the UK Legal 500, a leading guide to the legal profession.