Geoff deals with all aspects of general and corporate crime, and is a Supervisor on the VHCC Panel set up by the Legal Services Commission (now the Legal Aid Agency). He appears regularly before the Magistrates' Courts throughout the North Yorkshire region, and indeed throughout the country he has extensive knowledge in risk, regulatory matters, and road traffic cases.
Geoff holds the Higher Courts Qualification which gives him the right to appear in the Crown Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords as a Solicitor-Advocate. Geoff is also a member of the Duty Solicitor Scheme.
Geoff joined McCormicks in 1983 and has been a partner from 1988 to date. He is universally recognised as an outstanding presence in the North Yorkshire legal profession.
What People Say About Geoff...
“Geoffrey Rogers leads the corporate crime and risk unit at McCormicks. This Harrogate-based operation acts on allegations of fraud as well as regulatory matters such as trading standards investigations, prosecutions for the HSE and investigations and prosecutions by HM Revenue & Customs and the DTI.” Chambers UK
"McCormicks' Crime Department is led by Geoff Rogers, who is praised for his 'in-depth technical knowledge.' In 2009 the practice was involved in a number of high profile matters involving Corporate Crime, Fraud and Money Laundering." Legal 500
"Geoff was incredibly helpful and professional at all times. In particular I appreciated his ability to explain everything in plain English and fight my corner. It was a pleasure to meet and work with him. Your whole firm was a pleasure to deal with and I congratulate the Senior Partner on your excellent team." Client Feedback Questionnaire
“Geoffrey Rogers has ‘an excellent combination of experience and ability, allowing him to be at the cutting edge of criminal law in the region.' " Chambers UK - Crime and Fraud
“This firm has been involved in some of the region’s most significant criminal cases. Geoffrey Rogers ‘is always well prepared and calm and has excellent knowledge of the law.’” Chambers UK - Crime and Fraud
“Geoffrey Rogers is the name to note at McCormicks; he and Peter Minnikin have ‘in-depth technical knowledge’ in relation to fraud, regulatory and POCA confiscation matters. Name partner Peter McCormick is ‘particularly experienced in dealing with white-collar fraud and corporate wrongdoing’.” - Legal 500
“Geoffrey Rogers heads the corporate crime and risk unit of the criminal practice at McCormicks in Harrogate. Rogers is a supervisor on the Specialist Fraud Panel and Very High Cost Cases Panel and handles a range of commercial, white-collar fraud and other matters. Recent instructions include defending a store manager in relation to a substantial money-laundering fraud allegation involving international jurisdictional issues, a number of cases relating to contested variations of confiscation orders before the Crown Court, and various instructions by solicitor defendants in fraud and theft of client money cases. Peter Minnikin was promoted to the partnership in August 2016 and specialises in all aspects of corporate crime, fraud and regulatory work.” - Legal 500
“Geoff Rogers heads the regulatory and criminal investigations group at Harrogate-based firm McCormicks. The firm is a member of the Very High Cost Cases Panel and is instructed on general crime and fraud cases. Senior associate Sara Morgan is also of note and is instructed on professional regulatory work. Recent highlights for the team include defending individuals in cases involving sexual assault and historical sexual abuse, gangland shootings, drug conspiracy, and gross negligence manslaughter. Peter Minnikin was promoted to the partnership in August 2016 and is instructed on a range of general crime matters, including drug, violence and sexual offence cases, as well as a range of regulatory work.” - Legal 500