Peter McCormick OBE is the Senior Partner of McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate.
Peter is regarded as one of the leading sports lawyers in the UK and is ranked as such by the leading independent guides to the profession.
He has been a member of the Legal Working Party of the Premier League since 1996 and following its expansion and reorganisation, Peter was made the Chairman of the retitled Legal Advisory Group in November 2008.
Peter has conducted legal matters on behalf of Leagues, Clubs and individuals at all the major sporting Tribunals including UEFA, FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.
He is a Chairman of Sport Resolutions (UK), a national organisation offering arbitration and mediation services on sporting issues.
Peter has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector. He is Chairman and Patron of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards (supporting the children’s charity, Action for Children); a Trustee of the National Media Museum, War Memorials Trust and Helen Feather Memorial Trust; a Vice President of the Outward Bound Trust; Honorary Solicitor to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; a member of the Fundraising Support Group of the Royal Horticultural Society; and solicitor to the Harrogate International Festival.
Peter was awarded the OBE in 2000 for his services to charity. In the same year he became the Inaugural Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year and also General/Niche Practice Lawyer of the Year at the Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year Awards. In 2008 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Business at the Ackrill Media Group Business Awards.