From time to time disputes arise between property owners and occupiers and between developers and contractors.
Disputes can range from disagreement as to the amount of a dilapidations payment to a fall-out over the terms of a building contract. We are able to guide you through these disputes and to reach a pragmatic solution, avoiding costly litigation wherever possible.
In particular, where there may be an ongoing business relationship between the parties we seek to protect this in-spite of the disagreement. In every case we take care to establish the factual position and then to offer clear advice as to your options. Making an early assessment of the case is essential so that the correct tactics are employed and to ensure that costs are not wasted pursuing an unrealistic or prohibitively low value claim.
McCormicks is recognised in the market for the commercial acumen which comes from its experienced team of specialists who have vast experience all types of property related disputes, including:
Disrepair and Dilapidations
Landlord and Tenant Disputes
In the field of dispute resolution and litigation, McCormicks is ranked as one of the leading firms in the region with a growing and significant number of high profile instructions as well as retaining a very impressive client base.
Comments from McCormick’s clients emphasise the firm's pragmatic skill in mediating an effective result to a dispute, whilst remaining always prepared if necessary to resort to the courts.
"At McCormicks, the group provides the full package, handling defamation, reputation management and all manner of litigation with aplomb. Its Lawyers are ‘aggressive when need be and have the ability to adopt the approach the clients want.'” Chambers UK
“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
"Although primarily known for its top-tier sports practice, McCormicks is 'also an excellent regional litigation firm that is able to deal with heavy High Court work', and is notable for 'outstanding service standards, value for money and success rate'. The 'irrepressible' Peter McCormick 'understands the economics and practicalities of cases.'" - Legal 500
“McCormicks’ team ‘is extremely impressive in complex litigation’. Key individuals in the group include practice head Philip Edmondson, who has expertise in multimillion-pound dilapidation claims, highly regarded name partner Peter McCormick and Heather Roberts who handles a broad range of contentious commercial property matters. Roberts has niche expertise in shooting leases; she recently acted for a high-profile client in a claim concerning a shooting lease.” - Legal 500
“McCormicks handles the full range of contentious real estate work with particular knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant work; the group also leverages the firm's strength in the sports arena to acts for clients in the sector on property disputes. Philip Edmondson leads the group and Heather Roberts specialises in retail work; Roberts' expertise also includes development-related issues, shooting rights work and lease mandates.” - Legal 500