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The many hats of sports lawyer Peter McCormick

McCormicks’ senior partner tells Matthew Rogers how modern technology has helped him combine his work at the Football Association with running his own law firm

14 August 2017

Peter McCormick OBE, senior partner of McCormicks Solicitors, has just been unanimously elected as the new vice chairman of the Football Association, a role the sports lawyer can only combine with the day job, he tells Solicitors Journal, thanks to modern technology, agile working, and efficient succession planning.

McCormick is one of two equity partners at the Harrogate-based law firm that he formed in 1987, and one of the UK’s leading sports lawyers. His appointment to the upper echelons of English football is just the latest in a string of notable positions he has held in the sport over the last 30 years.

The solicitor is chairman of both the legal advisory group of the Premier League and of the league’s football board, both executive positions. In August 2015, he was unanimously elected to be a director of the FA, a member of t...

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