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Chris

Position:

Consultant Solicitor

Telephone:

0345 900 5401

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Chris has worked with Sweeney Miller as a Consultant Solicitor over a number of years and has various business interests outside of the legal profession.

Since qualifying in 1996 with a well-known top legal 500 regional firm, he has practised in many areas of law. Whilst his main focus is within in our Commercial and Corporate Department, Chris has developed a reputation for advising a range of property investors looking to access the Care sector, drawing on his considerable experience in both the areas of Commercial and Residential property, combined with his knowledge as a Director, within the property and care fields.

For over 20 years Chris has advised on a wide range of commercial contracts and provided advice to SME directors and shareholders on many aspects of corporate law. With his previous experience as an independent financial adviser, Chris has a strong interest in the legal aspects of taxation.

Chris is a former Professional Footballer and his experience in the professional game extends from advising on player contracts and representation agreements, to assisting in visa applications.

Chris is appointed as an Independent member to the Football Association’s Judicial Panel in London.

He frequently sits a range of regulatory commissions, dealing with a variety of disciplinary and integrity related matters that include on-field offences, breaches of agents and transfer regulations, to anti-doping and match fixing offences.

On the commercial side, Chris has advised on a whole range of matters ranging from the sale of software apps on Google to the drafting of a debenture security for a company pension fund loan, which involved providing taxation advice on permissible investments and potential penalties. He also has knowledge in the area of Joint Operating Agreements, within Oil and Gas contract law.

He has also undertaken a major review and redraft of a tax investigation defence policy, underwritten by a major UK insurer.

Chris represented a well-known Soccer Academy in the North East that was awarded, what was believed to be, the largest value services contract by a Local authority, to provide various coaching services to a School Academy.

He also advised on a range of company and business related matters including company share purchases, shareholder agreements, as well as asset sales across a number of sectors.

Chris can also assist in obtaining transactional tax clearances from HMRC and making related elections. He has recently advised on issues of tax residency and a related double tax treaty and has additional experience in supporting businesses in HMRC compliance and tax investigations, as well as debt management, working alongside Tax Consultants and Accountants in this area.

  • We were first time buyers quite anxious about choosing a conveyancing solicitor as we heard so many horror stories. We are so delighted with the service Irenna, Kierra & Heather provided us with, we never had to call for an update & any emails we sent they were prompt in getting back to us. The process was so smooth & easy because of Irenna, Kierra & Heather. We would highly recommend Sweeney Miller Law & cannot thank them enough for the service they provided.

    Mr M of Liverpool
  • I just wanted to thank you all for all the help with the conveyancing, you answered all my detailed question and made me feel at ease when things were getting a bit stressful.

    This is the second time I’ve used Sweeney Miller for conveyancing and I will definitely be recommending you.

    I’m sure you get these emails all the time but just wanted you to know that you made the whole process run smoothly for us.

     

    Miss H of Mansfield
  • Best conveyancing service I have ever experienced – super responsive, always available, clear communication, fast transaction – will be recommending!

    Ms M of Hove
  • Overall great. Couldn’t ask for more. Alys always answered our questions very quickly and she was very polite. Communication was great. We were kept up date to date all the way through the process. Happy customer 😊 Thanks again

    Mr & Mrs M of Newcastle
  • Amazingly professional and fast service, I couldn’t have asked for a more un-stressful or pleasant house purchase! Thanks to all.

    Mr J of Houghton le Spring
  • We have been very satisfied with the service provided by Abbey Eastwood from start to finish and would recommend your company to anybody who asked.

    Mr & Mrs W of Bolton
  • Thanks again for your services Rebecca you’ve been amazing.

    Mr S of Sunderland
  • Both Morgan and Bethany have been a god-send for us. This was our first property but they managed to sort everything out timely and with class.

    Mr G of Huntingdon
  • Beth and Alys were absolutely fantastic and always available to speak to. I couldn’t fault the service. Thank you so much for everything!

    Mr S & Miss B of Sunderland
  • Just a Thank you for all your support on my claim, cheers.

    Mr H of Washington
  • Excellent service. Thanks for Stephanie’s professional advice.

    Dr F of Newcastle
  • Truly amazing service. As a first time buyer the wonderful staff assisted me with everything I needed to know and truly went the extra mile, making every aspect throughout the process run smoothly! Thank you for all you hard work and support.

    Mr G of Nottingham
  • Michael and Zarah amazing team!

    Mr I of Dagenham
  • Overall very impressed. Thanks.
    Sweeney Miller were responsive and well informed in all stages of the buying process.

    Ms F & Mr C of London
  • Very friendly – professional service.

    Regular updates on the progression of the purchase.

    Explained all aspects of the process in understandable terms.

    Mrs M of Sunderland