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Mediation & Arbitration

Thursday, Jul-25, 2024

Mediation & Arbitration

Mediation is becoming an increasingly popular method for resolving disputes that would previously have been fought out through the Courts. The process is flexible, confidential and almost certainly cheaper in terms of time and legal costs than the alternative of going to Court.

McCormicks have a wealth of experience in this alternative area of dispute resolution and can help you as one of the parties.

Another alternative to going to Court is for disputing parties to take their case to arbitration. Intended to be quicker and cheaper than Court Proceedings and arbitrator will decide the outcome of the dispute, generally based on evidence presented in accordance with rules agreed between those parties and the Arbitrator.

Iain Jenkins is a CEDR accredited Mediator and an accredited workplace Mediator and mediates disputes when instructed by other law firms and organisations.


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.

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

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

According to one source this team ‘does what is said on the tin.’ Peter McCormick is ‘thoroughly competent and absolutely responsive.” Chambers UK

McCormicks is ‘a market leader in the field of sports law’. Peter McCormick is an ‘able advocate and a fearsome opponent’, and his ‘vast experience has allowed him to gain the ear of The Premier League’. He recently acted in arbitration proceedings relating to the FA’s Rule K, brought by Leyton Orient concerning the decision to approve West Ham United’s move to the Olympic Stadium.” Legal 500