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McCormicks Appoints Four New Partners – Press Release

Wednesday, Feb-28, 2024

McCormicks Appoints Four New Partners - Press Release

Leading Yorkshire law firm McCormicks Solicitors has appointed four new Partners.

The new Partners, who were all previously Senior Associates at the Harrogate-based firm, are Philip Edmondson, Elaine Lightfoot, Peter Minnikin and Heather Roberts.

Senior Partner Peter McCormick said: “We believe in rewarding performance and these appointments reflect the level of experience, expertise and the contribution to the practice that each of these solicitors has attained. We have a team which is more than capable of handling our ever-increasing workload of complex cases and transactions. We are delighted to welcome them as Partners.”

  • Philip Edmondson is Head of the Commercial Litigation team and has received personal recommendations in the independent UK Legal 500 and Chambers guides, as a Leader in the Field.He has a wide range of experience across a large spectrum of commercial litigation work, including claims involving breach of contract, sports disputes, insolvency, professional negligence, partnership disputes, landlord and tenant, dilapidations claims, HM Land Registry and matters with multi-jurisdictional elements.
  • Elaine Lightfoot heads the Private Client team and her areas of expertise include Wills, Trusts, Settlements, Inheritance Tax Planning, the Administration of Estates and Trusts of all sizes and complexities, together with Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. Elaine also advises in respect of care home fees planning.She has won an individual recommendation for her work in the latest edition of the UK Legal 500 and is described as a Notable Practitioner for Private Client work in the 2016 Chambers UK guide, where she is highlighted as “an Associate to watch”.
  • Peter Minnikin specialises in all aspects of Crime, Corporate Crime and Fraud and Regulatory work.Peter deals with a portfolio of Regulatory work, including representing clients in disciplinary proceedings brought by professional bodies, such as solicitors, accountants, pharmacists, doctors and sporting bodies and individuals.
  • Heather Roberts is a specialist in Commercial Property and part of McCormicks’ Rural Property team which works with estate owners, rural developers and occupiers to provide a full property and tax planning service. She has significant experience of a full range of Commercial Property matters including sales and purchases, the granting and taking of leases, asset management, development and property litigation.She has acted in a number of high profile transactions and her clients have included developers, retailers, portfolios, banks, financial institutions and trusts. She has acted for Rudding Park, Sainsbury's, the Meadowhall Centre, Netto and Card Factory.

McCormicks offers a full range of legal services and has won national recommendations for its work in Mediation, Professional Discipline and Sport in the leading guides to the legal profession.

 

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