Philip Edmondson of McCormicks joins British Weight Lifting board

Philip Edmondson of McCormicks joins British Weight Lifting board

Philip Edmondson of McCormicks Solicitors has joined the board of British Weight Lifting (BWL).

The Harrogate-based solicitor, who is a partner and head of commercial and sports litigation services at McCormicks, is a new non-executive director for BWL and will take up his position with immediate effect.

Edmondson has extensive experience in breach of contract, sports disputes (arbitrations, tribunals and FA, Premier League and English Football League regulatory matters), insolvency, partnership disputes, professional negligence, Land Registry, and matters with multi-jurisdictional elements.

His particular specialisms are in sports and professional negligence.

Ashley Metcalfe, chief executive officer of BWL, said: “I am delighted that Philip has been appointed to our board. His legal knowledge and expertise in commercial and sports litigation and regulation will be invaluable as our organisation continues to move forward and our sport continues to grow and engage with a much broader and more diverse customer base. I look forward to working with him to drive British Weight Lifting forward.”

Edmondson said: “I am excited and honoured to join the team at BWL. Having met the board, I can see we have a great mix of personalities and expertise to help continue to grow and improve the sport and bring it to new audiences.”

McCormicks is renowned for its expertise in sports law and counts both the newly promoted clubs in the region, Leeds United and Harrogate Town, among its long-standing clients.

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