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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.

  • I cannot thank Stephanie enough for all of her hard work she put in with us to sell and buy a new home. She was extremely responsive throughout the whole process and helped with any questions that I had, she’s is absolutely fantastic at her job and a credit to the team at Sweeney Miller, we are every grateful for how smooth you made our process Stephanie and wish you all the best of luck in the future!

    Mr and Mrs S of Tadley
  • The whole process went smoothly and I can’t thank Kolshuma & Niamh enough for the excellent communications, speed of response when posed with a query. Made the whole process effortless and could not recommend your services enough. Excellent!!!!!!

    Mr C of Hartlepool
  • I wanted to pass on our estate agents comments regarding you. They said you were the best solicitor they have ever dealt with. That you were very responsive, professional and always keep the agents in the loop.

    We already knew this from using you before and this is the reason we used your services this time around and have referred you onto our mothers purchase.

    Estate Agent
  • Irenna,  I want to thank you for all the help you have given us with regards to the purchase. Your services were top notch and I’m glad I had placed the process in your hands.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH ! Please thank the whole TEAM for me too!

    Mr A of Cramlington
  • Just a quick thank you for passing my mothers details over to David Smith about putting her house into trust, she did speak to him and was very impressed with him he explained very well the whole process, she has gone ahead and instructed him, if you could pass on my thanks to David.

    Ms B of Sunderland
  • Chloe, Thank you so much for all your help and support in the sale of our properties. Many many thanks!

    Ms B of Harrogate
  • I have had the best experience with Sweeney Miler. My Solicitor Leanne was nothing less than exceptional. I would, without hesitation recommend them and if your lucky enough to have Leanne as your Solicitor then you will be in the best of service and care.

    The experience I had was personal and responsive. Thanks to Sweeney Miller and a special thanks the Chloe and Leanne.

    Mr V of Clacton on Sea
  • Excellent service from Leanne at Sweeney Miller. She was always so helpful and responsive to any questions we had. She really pushed to have the move done when we needed it to. Thank you so much. I will recommend to friends and family.

    Miss B of Sunderland
  • 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
  • Thanks again for your services Rebecca you’ve been amazing.

    Mr S of Sunderland
  • Bethany has 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