Woodgate lawyer scrutinised by OSS

The Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) is investigating complaints against Peter McCormick, senior partner of Leeds firm McCormicks and Manchester firm Freeman & Co

The complaints have been made by the National Civil Rights Movement and centre on conduct arising from the trials of Leeds United footballers Lee Bowyer and Jonathan Woodgate. Freeman & Co acted for Woodgate, and McCormick became personally embroiled in the trial following allegations that he persuaded a witness to lie. McCormick strongly denied the allegations in court.