Sports Lawyer of the Year 2015

Top lawyer Peter McCormick. (S)
Top lawyer Peter McCormick. (S)

Yorkshire’s leading sports lawyer has been named 2015 Sports Lawyer of the Year in England.

Peter McCormick, senior partner of McCormicks Solicitors in Harrogate, won the accolade – for the second year running – from the Global Law Experts (GLE) website.

GLE judges lawyers on a range of criteria including client testimonials, key cases from the past 12 months, legal rankings and overall reputation. It is widely regarded as the world’s leading online resource for locating specialist legal advisers and based its shortlist for each award on the more than 100,000 responses it received.

Mr McCormick is ranked as one of the leading sports lawyers in the UK by Chambers UK 2016 and the firm also wins recognition for its sports expertise in the latest edition of the UK Legal 500.

In addition to heading McCormicks, he is one of two Premier League members of the FA Board and has worked with the Premier League for more than 20 years, including in one of his current roles as chairman of the Legal Advisory Group.

He is chairman of the Premier League’s Football Board and a member of the FA’s Professional Game Board, the Professional Game Forum, and the FA International Committee.