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Commercial Agreements

Tuesday, Jul-23, 2024

Commercial Agreements

Business runs on the deals people do. Unfortunately, it can also founder on the deals people fail to document properly. What's more, every year brings with it more laws and regulations for business to contend with and with them more potential liabilities.

When a deal has been struck, you want to capture it on paper and get on with making money. The best and quickest way is to take expert advice before the clinching handshake, so nothing is left to chance - or left to regret.

McCormicks makes the extra person on your negotiating team working to help you avoid pitfalls and tie up the salient details in documents that make sense.


McCormicks’ reputation continues to grow in all aspects of corporate and commercial work. The firm is recognised in the market for its commercial acumen which comes from an experienced team of leading specialists in the field.

McCormicks’ corporate team acts for clients in all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including:

  • Business Formations
  • Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Flotations
  • Valuations
  • Investment Arrangements
  • MBOs
  • Intellectual Property
  • Appointment as General Legal Advisors to some of the Region's Best Known Businesses

McCormicks has continued to expand a growing reputation in advising on partnership issues in particular, having developed a niche of advising professional partnerships, especially accountancy firms, on their partnership structures and disputes.

The expansion of the portfolio of banks for whom McCormicks works testifies to its recognition in the corporate market for legal services.

"A busy sport and media practice continues to benefit this department... In addition, the group remains as a key corporate adviser to a number of notable regional clients." Chambers UK

What I like most about working with McCormicks is dealing with commercially-minded lawyers who take an active interest in the development of our business and give good advice with a common sense approach." Simon Mackaness, Rudding Park Ltd

Renowned for his sports and media expertise, Peter McCormick of McCormicks is ‘a great communicator and outstanding with client relationships.” Chambers UK

McCormicks’ Peter McCormick has an excellent reputation for contentious and non-contentious work across broadcasting, IP rights and sponsorship and for defamation complaints relating to print and broadcast media.” UK Legal 500

The well-regarded Peter McCormick leads the team which handles both contentious and non-contentious work and acts for high-profile companies as well as individuals. The practice spans broadcasting, media, personal contracts, sponsorship, defamation and complaints relating to broadcasters and the press.” UK Legal 500

McCormicks has established itself as one of the few English media firms outside London with a profile in the wider market.” Chambers UK

"McCormicks’ ‘excellent’ team has ‘unrivalled knowledge of football.’ The ‘very commercial’ Peter McCormick is highlighted for his ‘expertise’ and ‘sound advice.” UK Legal 500

This Harrogate-based team plays an integral part in the region’s sports sector. However it is the team’s work for the Premier League which marks it out as one of the country’s elite sports practices.” Chambers UK

Peter McCormick is a prominent figure within sport, especially football. One client was highly impressed with his ‘very practical approach to commercial business – when I make big decisions, I run them past him. He’s so streetwise that while I know his expertise is in sports law, I feel confident asking him about anything!” Chambers UK

“McCormicks provides ‘excellent’ advice. The Corporate Team ‘has an excellent appetite for work and attention to detail’ and specialises in advising on complex finance arrangements for a broad range of clients, including SMEs, private investors, high-net-worth individuals, international corporates, family companies, charities, sports organisations and clients from the hospitality and leisure sector. Senior partner Peter McCormick is highly regarded; he advises the Premier League on corporate matters, including governance and board functions. Recent highlights include advising the Premier League Charitable Fund on joint venture arrangements with Comic Relief, Barclays and others; advising a hotel on a multi-million pound refinancing and development facility; and assisting the Isthmian League with changes to its constitution. Other clients include Leeds United, Cleveland Process Designs, Plantagenet Media and Walsall FC.” - Legal 500