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New Faces and Promotion for McCormicks Team

Wednesday, Feb-28, 2024

New Faces and Promotion for McCormicks Team

Leading North Yorkshire law firm McCormicks Solicitors has begun 2023 with a series of new appointments and promotions.

David Leuchars joins the Harrogate-based practice as a Solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial department.

He assists the head of department, James Towler, in acting for individuals and companies on corporate transactions for the sale or purchase of businesses or shares; reviewing and advising on company and business structure including drafting partnership and shareholders’ agreements and articles of association; assisting with incorporations, re-structuring and general company administration; negotiating and reviewing a wide range of commercial contracts, including agency and sub-contractor agreements; and updating terms and conditions and privacy policies.

Kate Develly has been offered a training contract by the practice to reflect her dedication and commitment in the firm’s Crime and Fraud department, which she joined just over a year ago. She recently gained fully accredited status to advise clients at the police station and has proved an asset to the Crime team.

Her former role has been filled with the promotion of Helen Ramsden to Criminal Law Executive. Helen is often the first point of contact for clients.

Managing Partner Stephen Hopwood said: “It is always good to welcome new talent to the team and these appointments and promotions will help to bolster some very busy departments.”

McCormicks won recognition in both of the leading guides to the legal profession in the autumn last year. It was ranked in Band 1 in Yorkshire for its work in General Crime and Fraud by the UK Legal 500 and the work of its Corporate and Commercial department in the sport sector was also noted.

The new appointments follow those of Partner David Birks as Head of the Commercial Disputes and Sports Litigation and Commercial Litigation Solicitor Alex Harrison in the autumn.

Helen Ramsden

David Leuchars

Kate Develly

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