Family head becomes a partner at McCormicks

Harrogate law firm McCormicks Solicitors has appointed a new partner.

Stephen Hopwood has been made a partner after five years at McCormicks. He is a specialist family lawyer and leads the family department.

Senior partner Peter McCormick said: “We are very pleased that Stephen has become a partner. His commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for our family clients is clear and he is an important member of the McCormicks team.”

Hopwood (pictured) has expertise in all aspects of family work, with a focus on finance and children. He is also a specialist in resolving normal family breakdowns and those with complex elements such as trusts and international elements.

On top of his work at McCormicks, Hopwood is also vice president and president-elect of Harrogate and District Law Society.

The Harrogate firm strengthened its corporate and commercial team earlier this year with the appointment of Emily Steed.

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

Healey joined the Harrogate firm as a partner and head of the corporate and commercial team at the beginning of 2018.