A Harrogate solicitor known for his expertise in Sports Law has been appointed a director of the Premier League.
Peter McCormick OBE, senior partner at McCormicks Solicitors on East Parade, will chair Premier League Board meetings in the absence of chairman Anthony Fry, who is recovering from illness.
Mr McCormick has been a member of the League’s Legal Advisory Group since 1996 and its chairman since 2008.
Wishing Mr Fry a “speedy and full recovery”, he said: “My thoughts and those of everyone at the Premier League are with Anthony Fry and his family.
“For my own part, I’m very proud and feel privileged to have had the trust and confidence of a unanimous vote of the 20 clubs placed in me.”
Mr McCormick is an internationally recognised expert in Sports and Media/Entertainment law and is considered one of the top sports lawyers in the UK.
He is a trustee of the Football Foundation, the UK’s largest sports charity, and chairman of Football Stadia Improvement Fund Ltd.
Away from sport, he is chairman of Visit Harrogate, of the national War Memorials Trust charity, and of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation, a charity helping young people in Yorkshire and the Humber.