Mediation is becoming increasingly popular as a means of resolving disputes without going to court. Using a third party to facilitate a discussion exploring settlement is effective, costs saving and quick. Evidence demonstrates that 75% to 80% of cases that go to mediation are resolved as a result.
Peter McCormick is a Chairman of the Sports Dispute Resolution Panel and the team at McCormicks has a wealth of experience in arbitrating and mediating on sports related disputes.
Iain Jenkins is a CEDR accredited Mediator and an accredited workplace Mediator and mediates disputes when instructed by other law firms and organisations.
What People Say
“This Professional Discipline team impresses clients with ‘its cooperative work ethic. The lawyers make you feel important and they prioritise your work.’” Chambers UK.
“Clients dub Peter McCormick ‘an intellectually clever, commercially astute lawyer who is very good to have on your side in a time of crisis.’ He applies his great depth of experience and legal knowledge in a calm and efficient manner.” 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
“Clients say the firm is ‘a very professional outfit with excellent credentials, contacts and knowledge.’
Peter McCormick is known for his experience in sports law and has a reputation as being a powerful advocate of his client’s case. Clients say he is a ‘very commercial, straight-talking lawyer who is incredibly driven with a clear determination to succeed.’” Chambers UK
“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
“Clients say ‘They don’t just lay down the law. The advice we receive is pragmatic, common-sense and fits with the environment we are working within. Peter McCormick offers clients an authentic understanding of sports regulation and is applauded by sources for infusing his advice with commercial sense.’” Chambers UK
“McCormicks maintains a well-respected team. Practice head Peter McCormick is ‘knowledgeable, reliable, helpful and authoritative.’” UK Legal 500
“Harrogate-based McCormicks is highly influential in the football sector. Market observers say: ‘They have a really thorough knowledge of football, both the market and the law’. Clients say the firm is 'immensely responsive, very prompt, very quick, respond carefully to all the requests we’ve made.’
Peter McCormick is a towering figure within football. Opponents, colleagues and clients alike are quick to attest to the value of the ‘practical common-sense advice’, provided by ‘a lawyer who not only understands football, but always sees the commercial realities as well.’” Chambers UK.
“McCormicks has ‘almost unparalleled experience in the sports world.’ Peter McCormick is a ‘first-class litigator.’” 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
“According to one source this team ‘does what is said on the tin.’ Peter McCormick is ‘thoroughly competent and absolutely responsive.’” 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’ Neil Goodrum has a national reputation as a mediator in contract and commercial cases. Recent highlights include mediating a boundary dispute between estate owners; and a clinical negligence dispute regarding treatment in an NHS Hospital.” - Legal 500
“CEDR Chambers' Neil Goodrum is a former equity partner at McCormicks (where he remains a consultant). Goodrum has mediated cases involving commercial and contractual issues, employment, partnerships, shareholder claims, professional negligence, clinical negligence and personal injury. Other areas include sports law, sale of goods and services, commercial property and trusts and probate.” - Legal 500