McCormicks adds to corporate and commercial team

Harrogate law firm McCormicks Solicitors has strengthened its corporate and commercial team with the appointment of Emily Steed.

Steed joins the practice from a regional North Yorkshire firm and will assist partner Jon Healey in providing corporate and commercial services to clients.

She graduated from Durham University before completing the legal practice course at the University of Law in York and qualifying in March 2017.

Steed has experience in a range of matters, including the sale and purchase of businesses, advising on business structure and negotiating commercial contracts. She also has a keen interest in intellectual property law and regularly deals with trademark applications and assignments.

Healey said of Steed’s appointment: “Emily is a welcome addition to a busy department working with a range of businesses in Harrogate and across Yorkshire and her experience makes her an asset to the team.”

Healey arrived as head of the McCormicks corporate and commercial team in January.

He advises clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters, including acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, group reorganisations, capital restructurings, share buybacks and a variety of commercial contracts.

McCormicks also saw Brian Nuttney become a solicitor in March.

He joined the practice in 2014 as a legal assistant, following a long and successful career in journalism. He works in both the crime and private client departments.