McCormicks strengthens crime and fraud practice with new appointment

McCormicks strengthens crime and fraud practice with new appointment

Harrogate-based law firm McCormicks Solicitors has appointed a new member to its crime and fraud department.

Kate Develly (pictured) joins the practice as a criminal law executive and will assist partner Peter Minnikin and associate solicitor Brian Nuttney in all aspects of criminal work and client care.

Develly graduated from the University of Lincoln with a joint honours degree in criminology and English before embarking on a nine-year career with the police.

She then helped her husband to establish his own business before completing the graduate diploma of law followed by the legal practice course with a master’s, in which she gained a distinction, at the University of Law in Leeds. 

Commenting on her appointment at McCormicks, Develly said: “I think my previous experience gives me an in-depth insight into the criminal justice system from both sides of the fence and I look forward to using this perspective in my new role.” 

Minnikin said: “We are very pleased to welcome Kate to what is a busy department working with clients who are often at a very difficult time in their lives.”

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