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New Partner for McCormicks Solicitors

Thursday, Dec-01, 2022

New Partner for McCormicks Solicitors

Leading Harrogate law firm McCormicks Solicitors has appointed a new Partner.

David Birks joins as Head of the Commercial Disputes and Sports Litigation team which offers a wide range of litigation services to both individuals and businesses across the region as well as nationally.

Before becoming a solicitor David headed up the North Yorkshire Trading Standards Consumer Advice Team and Special Investigations team, dealing with regulatory matters and specialising in anti-counterfeiting matters.

He has also spent time working on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Trade and Industry specialising in Directors Disqualification and Insolvency, and is a member of the R3 Insolvency and Restructuring.

Senior Partner Peter McCormick OBE said: “We are delighted to welcome David on board, bringing as he does in-depth expertise in a complex area of law which is a key focus for the practice.”

David brings significant experience across a range of disciplines, with matters involving breach of contract, unfair prejudice claims, partnership disputes, professional negligence, landlord and tenant, dilapidations claims, HM Land Registry and matters with multi-jurisdictional elements. He has experience in sports disputes, including arbitrations, tribunals and FA, Premier League and EFL regulatory matters. His specialisms include insolvency (individual and corporate) and Directors Disqualification Act Proceedings.

He acts for a broad range of clients, including insurers, national and international corporates, entrepreneurs, large family estates, insolvency practitioners (and those facing claims by them), charities, the Premier League, Leeds United FC, Norwich City FC, Wycombe Wanderers FC, Harrogate Town FC and the Isthmian League.

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