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IT and Data Protection

Wednesday, Jul-24, 2024

IT and Data Protection

Information Technology and data protection go hand in hand. The explosion of new technologies has led to a greater need to regulate how data is gathered and stored.

Technology is increasingly used to exploit how the collation and use of information but the complex data protection regulations often result in sleepless nights!

McCormicks can provide commercial advice in IT, digital media and e-commerce along with alleviating the nightmares that surround data protection compliance.


McCormicks recognises that our clients need realistic and workable solutions not just chapter and verse of the law. The team provides practical and understandable advice based on the business environment and needs of the client.

McCormicks has experience in all areas of IT and data protection, including:

  • Review of Data Protection Compliance
  • Website Privacy Policies
  • Website and Domain Name Disputes
  • System and Software Development
  • Exploitation of Rights including Audio Visual, Radio and Broadband
  • Service Agreements
  • Software Licenses

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’ highly respected name partner Peter McCormick continues to advise the Premier League on football regulatory, brand reputation, commercial and IP matters. Other prominent clients are Leeds United FC and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.” - Legal 500

“McCormicks acts for a broad range of clients, including SMEs, private investors, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, charities and sports sector clients in connection with technology matters. The firm has been retained by Welcome to Harrogate Limited to advise on all IT matters, and most recently has been advising on an e-tourism platform. It has also been advising various clients on licensing rights, software development and partnership agreements and, for key client the Premier League, it has been advising on IT usage policy and data protection.” - Legal 500

“McCormicks attracts instructions from IT and telecoms sector companies and clients (largely in the sport, media and entertainment sectors) that are investing in technology. Jon Healey heads up the practice and has experience advising technology sector clients with IP exploitation work, software licensing agreements and other corporate and commercial matters.” - Legal 500