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Partner - Head of Private Client Department


0191 568 2050

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David runs our expanding Wills and Probate office based in our Sunderland office and became a Partner in June 2018.

He specialises in Wills, Trusts, Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Court of Protection, Asset Protection and Inheritance Tax Planning.

He has more than 30 years experience in the legal field and is one of the most respected legal specialists working in the North East.

He offers expert advice on making your Will and planning for the future, especially in relation to protecting family wealth for future generations.

He puts in place Lasting Power of Attorney in case you cannot manage your financial affairs or make decisions in relation to your health and care in the future.

Where a loved one cannot manage their own affairs and has not made Lasting Power of Attorney then an Order from the Court of Protection is required David can assist you with this or if a loved one has died and you need advice regarding Probate and Estate Administration then David can help.

David understands that issues are often very sensitive and always takes the time to talk matters through with clients ensuring that he, and they, understand exactly what is required and strives to offer peace of mind and sensible solutions at all times.

Qualifying as a solicitor in 2005, he took his LL.B. Law Degree at Northumbria University and having amassed a wealth of experience since then has become a key member of the legal practice.

David is also keen to be involved in the local community and is a Director of an Academy Trust in Sunderland.

  • We would like to express our gratitude for the level of service provided by Bethany Forster.

    Beth has been excellent throughout our matter. She has provided us with clear reasoned advice, remained proactive and has kept us well informed whether the news from the other side was good or bad. We think she is a credit to your company and you should be proud to have her working with you.

    We will not hesitate to recommend her, and by extension Sweeney Miller in the future.

    Mr H of Chester le Street
  • I was very pleased with your services.

    Ms A of Stockton On Tees
  • We have bought and sold houses over the years and this has been the best service received by far. Will definitely recommend you to everyone.

    Mr & Mrs C of South Shields
  • To the delightful team at Sweeney Miller Law. Thank you so much in supporting us in our sale and purchase.

    Special mention to Kara. We always got a professional and polite response back, even if it was just a quick update keeping our worries at bay.

    A wonderful service which provided support throughout.

    Thank you all again.

    Mr & Mrs C of Consett
  • I have experienced excellent help, advice, understanding and communication by my solicitor Lindsey Christie through what has been a difficult time since my accident.

    I have no feedback to add that would improve the satisfactory service I have received from Sweeney Miller Law.

    I would certainly recommend to family and friends.

    Mr A of Sunderland
  • I am very impressed with the service that has been provided. Thank you ever so much for helping me with this case. I will definitely recommend you to all my family and friends. I will definitely use your service in the future if needed.

    Mr M of Stockton
  • Rebecca and Sweeney Miller have been brilliant throughout this entire process and I definitely will return should the need arise, I will also be telling those I know to use your services if they ever need to. Thanks.

    Mr M of Sunderland
  • Very happy with the service and would recommend to others. Quick, fast service.

    Mr T of Chester Le Street
  • Thank you for your service. I am  very pleased with how your firm handled my claim. Rebecca Cresswell I appreciate how you kept us informed and the time it took to handle and conclude my claim.

    Mrs M of Middlesbrough
  • Rebecca & team were professional and effective throughout
    We would have no hesitation in recommending Sweeney Miller Law to friends and family

    Miss K
  • Jemma Rackstraw was fantastic when handling our complex sale of our business. A real asset to the firm. Thank you Jemma for all of your help, support and assistance

    Mr & Mrs F
  • Quite simply, stunning service. Many thanks to Paul and the team
    Mr & Mrs I
  • Generally very good and efficient throughout

    Mr J
  • The team was very prompt and courteous. Michael was excellent. He was diligent, responsive and really understood our circumstances and did his best to help.

    The team were able to complete the sale in a timetable that other firms said was not possible. They performed a small miracle for us!

    Dr P
  • Very happy with the service – particularly all the chasing up that Susan did regarding the goods that were meant to be left and weren’t.

    Miss K